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    Printing to a shared windows printer

    OK... one HP LaserJet 4000n set up on a Windows Server 2003 share. All works fine from Windows. Try to print to it from a Mac and it is a different matter though!

    The message I receive is "NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED"

    This occurs with all the shared printers and I'm guessing it's something to do with authentication. I need the user to authenticate as themselves for PMP accounting to work.

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    Try setting up LPD service on the Windows Server then use CUPS on the MAC to print to it.

    Check to see if PMP can capture traffic to LPD.

    Normal printing won't work cos you need to imbeded domain credentials in clear text in a congfig file and you would loose invididual accountability.

    Sorry if above sounds a bit wooly. I'm trying to remember a conversation I had a while ago on this topic.

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    Stoopid Macs!

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    Stupid indeed!

    My LPD on the servers stops working when if feels like it, even after a new install of os x server. Nothing is changed, jobs dissapear with no error!

    I'm trying ipp now, but discovered something that sent me into full rant mode :P

    Setup an ipp printer on os x client, it uses server:631/ipp

    HOWEVER

    The os x server uses server:631/printers

    This means that the default ipp printer settings on os x client doesn't work with os x server!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to choose more printers... and hold the option key when you click to get into advanced to enter the url manually.

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    jeeze and I thought cups on linux was braindamaged. Apple really aren't very good at this 'server' lark are they.

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    The message I receive is "NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED"
    I think this is a samba error message. I'd check the sambas set up correctly, can you access remote shares etc?

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    Yes under a linux/samba enviroment this is caused by the windows domain controller being run with the 'restrictanonymous' setting enabled. The default setting in W2k3.

    Your Mac(s) aren't using any authentication and are trying to use guest access to print.

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    Re: Printing to a shared windows printer

    A slight follow up on this thread.

    1)LPR on OS X server breaks, when it feels like it.

    2)IPP on OS X Cannot cope with printers that know how to do multiple copies, so printing 2 copies sends the job twice, but still leaves the print info in that tells the printer to do 2 copies. Yes thats right, you do in fact get Copies^2. So 2=4, 3=9, 10=100. Oh the joy of cups :|

    3)Printing does not have any kerberos support. So no sensible authenticating with Windows.

    I almost threw the imac across the room, but (only just) decided not to.

    ITS PRINTING, HOW HARD CAN IT BE!!!!!!!!!! Even my Commodore 64 could print!

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