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    Printing - sharing a Windows printer

    Bit off a noob question here but bear with me!

    We have printers shared on our Server 2003 for our Windows clients. I want our Mac users (who login with their AD credentials using the AD/OD method) to use these printers too. So, I've added them to the OSX server and then added them the the Workgroup preferences for each user group.

    The users see the printer, but no prints ever come out, and it seems the prints are waiting for authentication. I can't see where to configure this, and generally our printers will allow any AD user access to them

    Or am I going about this the wrong way?

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    we have a "Pull Print"/"Follow Me" printing solution which asks for credentials, If my memory serves me correctly, you just click on the printer icon on the mac, replace the name with the AD username (have to do that) and type in the password and make it save it to the keychain.

    Can give screenshot documentation tomorrow if needed. :-)

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    Ta, odd thing is I'm sure I had a previous printer working fine, but I'm beginning to think I must have just printed direct to the ip address.

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    Could of been setup that way, or setup as a printer on the OSX server and shared from there.

    There are many ways of doing it, but if you have any sort os monitoring in place, you really do need the AD integration there, which means it will ask for the password everytime a new password or user uses it.

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    It's currently added to the osx server, but I can't seem to push this out with WGM, which would be the preferred method

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    let me have a look at our one tomorrow, we get our OSX server to deploy them from our SMB share, but as I said, they have to type in their username and password first time for it to work with our printing solution

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    Cheers, that sounds like what I had a couple of years ago, but can't seem to get working this time around!

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    try the LPD method in the document, it is good if you get it working for the mac users

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    @BKGarry - I followed that guide and did the lpd setup from scratch (I must have previously used direct IP) and it worked a treat - Cheers for that!

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    Glad to of helped

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