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Using LPD Print Server to Allow Workg


Printing
Introduction:
In some situations you will need to share your printers hosted w
Microsoft Active Directory domain with users that are not memb
domain. Sometimes this creates a variety of permissions issues
Windows and Mac systems that are not a member of the domai
provide an alternative for installing printers using the Line Print
print service.

*Daemon is a computer termed coined originally for Unix sys


to background processes that remained running to provide a

Sample Windows Errors and Conditions:


Here is a sampling of some error conditions that often occur wh
to use a shared resource within a domain, from a system outsid
domain.

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Sample Windows Errors and Conditions:


Here is a sampling of a common error condition when using Ma
Workstations.

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Installing the LPD Server on Windows Server:


The rst step in allowing printing is to enable the LPD service wi
This varies slightly between operating system. The below steps s
apply to Windows Server 2008 R2.

1. Run Server Manager and within Roles locate the Print and Do
Servicesrole.

2. Within that Role, click the Add Role Services. Here you can add
Service.

Firewall Warning:
If rewalls, or any other TCP/IP Port Blocking software or hard
place, you will need to open port 515to allow printing to the

Server 2003 Note:


On Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, the LPD Service is
installing "Print Services for Unix."

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Installing the Printer from Windows:


These settings also vary from system to system. A brief summar
below.

1. Open that Add Printer Wizard, and choose to add a Local Prin

2. When choosing a Printer Port, choose Create a New Portand


LPR Port.

Name or Address of Server:


Provide the hostname or IP Address. Often its recommended
IP Address of the Print Server as machines not joined to the d
not always be using adequate DNS servers to locate the print

Name of Printer or Print Queue:


Specify the Name of the printer within the Printers & Faxes
Print Server.

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3. From there, choose the correct driver for your printer and c
installation.

Installing the Print for Mac:


Through the LPD is one of the easiest ways to install a Windows
printer from Mac. Here are the basic steps.

1. Open System Preferences and locate your Print & Faxprogram

2. Click the + (Plus)to add a new printer.

3. Within the Add Printer dialog, choose the type of printer to be


protocol to be "Line Printer Daemon - LPD."
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Then Proceed to complete the Address, Queue and other inform

Address:
Provide the hostname or IP Address. Often its recommended
IP Address of the Print Server as a machines not joined to the
not always be using adequate DNS servers to locate the print

Queue:
Specify the Name of the Printer & Faxes folder on your Print S

Name:
The name of the printer as you will see it in Applications on yo

Print Using:
This is where you specify the driver you would like to use. If y
not listed, you may need to obtain this from your printer's ma

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Example of a con gured LPD Printer on Mac OS X:

Securing LPD Service Printing:


While the above steps allow you to easily print to a print server
multi-platform security, but you may nd yourselves needing to
way to: (A) Know who is printing and (B) re-secure that printing y
opened up.

To accomplish this, the Print Manager Plus Client Billing & Authe
on can be used to prompt users running windows or Mac in this
provide valid Active Directory credentials for their printing. It als
of the restriction and tracking to occur as if that user was logged
printing from a system within the domain.
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Additional Advantages of using the LPD Print Service:

Easy to install with Mac OS X and intergrates well with Apple Active Directory
Allows Easy printing from 32 Bit workstations using 32 bit drivers to 64 bit pr
Allows a user to install a printer as a "Local Device" even though it will be pri
print servers. This is useful when special applications or older DOS applicatio
and print to Local Devices.

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