LPD printer queue management from Windoze clients?

Martin Hepworth martinh at solid-state-logic.com
Wed Jun 9 11:39:29 BST 2004


I'd setup the windoze boxes to run lpd rather than 'shared printers'. 
This is built in XP and there's still a few lpd clients around that are 
free for win9x.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

Keith France wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 :-))
> Keith.
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