LPD printer queue management from Windoze clients?
keith at fcomsrv.co.uk
Wed Jun 9 11:35:09 BST 2004
At one of our clients we are running standard BSD lpd printing service on
their FreeBSD server which has Windows 9x and XP workstations attached in
the usual way using samba for file serving, print serving and PDC services.
The printers are networked, but jobs are spooled on the server before being
sent to the printers. At times jobs in the print queues can get "stuck" and
require intervention often in the form of being removed. Currently this
requires one of us here to logon to the server to sort out the queue.
Has any one come across a means of managing the printing queue from Windows
workstations in such a way that a none UNIX person would be comfortable
with: i.e. a GUI front end similar to the CUPS one?
Or are you all going to tell me to use CUPS instead of LPD services :-))
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E-mail: kfrance at fcomsrv.co.uk
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