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    Hi All,


    Over the coming year, we are looking at the possibility of implementing AirPrint features across campus. I am curious to find out ways of making this possible in a WINDOWS BASED ENVIRONMENT.

    One solution for our boarding house was to use Airport Express but this would involve the students switching wireless profiles to print.

    Thoughts/comments are more than welcome.

    Cheers,
    Ryan

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    Hi Ryan,

    We have PaperCutMF for our print accounting, and it has the option to download a "profile"/apps to iOS devices to allow printing through the PaperCut software [http://www.papercut.com/products/ng/...-app-ios.html]

    Hope that helps?


    G

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    From another thread I was involved in on here the Airprint stuff for Windows servers implements almost zero security and relies on local accounts. If papercut has a different solution I'd look into that as it would be hard for it not to be better.

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    Papercut just adds authentication to AirPrint when using a CUPS print queue. On a Mac print server it also shares the printers giving the correct information via mDNS/Bonjore/zeroconf for it to appear on a iOS device.

    I have set up for limited testing purposes (in preparation for the web app papercut has to support iPhone and iPod Touch) a number of printer queues on a Linux server. I then made them show up on iOS devices using avahi and some XML. Once everything is working I installed papercut as a secondary server on the Linux box. Make sure the URI for the devices now start with papercut: before the normal URI (forgot to do this first and was wondering why it was not working!). After doing a test print you need to make the guest user an unauthenticated user in the PaperCut web interface.

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    Oh, and don't forget to add some restrictions on who can print (did this via AD Groups)

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