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Unix and Windows clients printing to a Win2k Print Server?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PB1856, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. PB1856

    PB1856 Thread Starter

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    This may be a very stupid question, but can't think of the logical answer. Let's say I have a Win2k print server and both Windows and Unix clients that need to print to the HP printers.

    Now would it be possible to have a unix print server as well? Or no, because the two print queues would not know about each other, so what would happen when a windows client prints to printer1 the same time a unix client does?

    Or is there a way to set up the unix clients to print through the Windows print server?

    We also have a samba server in our network if that changes things?

    Thanks!
     
  2. patch-man

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    If you run samba on the clients, you can send to Windows print queues. I don't have any links on hand, but check out http://www.linuxdocs.org for a how-to.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    You can install Unix LPR print services on the W2K print server to allow Unix clients to print to the printer.
     
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