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dbrown107 Absent Member.
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Deploy multiple printers

I have print policies in Zenworks Control Center that associate printers with workstations. Works great, except, I have 20 or so roving laptop users that need access to every printer we have. That's 65 printers. So I've set up a print policy with 65 explicit entries for each printer. Works, but I'm thinking there must be a better way. One caveat. They are all wireless users, and regardless of where they move they have the same ip range, 10.11.whatever. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Michael_Fleming Absent Member.
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Re: Deploy multiple printers

dbrown107;2029308 wrote:
I have print policies in Zenworks Control Center that associate printers with workstations. Works great, except, I have 20 or so roving laptop users that need access to every printer we have. That's 65 printers. So I've set up a print policy with 65 explicit entries for each printer. Works, but I'm thinking there must be a better way. One caveat. They are all wireless users, and regardless of where they move they have the same ip range, 10.11.whatever. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


Do the mobile users NEED the 65 printers installed or just available on-demand?

I would either direct them to the iprint install page or if you have a custom page use that. That takes away some of the automation but saves having to bring down 65 printers at login.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Deploy multiple printers

I agree.. I wouldn't pre-deploy anything.

Just be sure that you have a nice iprint printer map (or multiple ones if
your talking multiple buildings, etc)

65 printers is a bit insane (I'd absolutely hate having to scroll down a
list that large from every application when I wanted to print).

If you really really have to install that many printers..
I wouldn't bother to do it via print policy.
I'd make a bundle that calls iprntcmd -addprinter for each one.
Then assign that bundle to your laptops.

Stick with policies when you can control the location of the comptuers and
what printers they would use
(i.e. lab 1 workstations all get Printers #1,#4, #12).

>>> Michael Fleming<Michael_Fleming@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 10/4/2010 5:06

AM >>>

dbrown107;2029308 Wrote:
> I have print policies in Zenworks Control Center that associate printers
> with workstations. Works great, except, I have 20 or so roving laptop
> users that need access to every printer we have. That's 65 printers.
> So I've set up a print policy with 65 explicit entries for each printer.
> Works, but I'm thinking there must be a better way. One caveat. They
> are all wireless users, and regardless of where they move they have the
> same ip range, 10.11.whatever. Any thoughts would be greatly
> appreciated.


Do the mobile users NEED the 65 printers installed or just available
on‑demand?

I would either direct them to the iprint install page or if you have a
custom page use that. That takes away some of the automation but saves
having to bring down 65 printers at login.


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