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Installing printers through iPrint as non-admin


I need to give my users (non-admin, non-power users) the ability to
install iPrint printers, but it gives them an error message code: 5. I
believe this has to do with group permissions to add local printers.

My question is, does iPrint have any mechanism to make this possible?
Thanks.


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uxtico
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Hi, I just wanted to document the fix to my own question, in case anyone
has the same problem!

So I found an iprint.ini file under sys\Apache2\htdocs\ippdocs. In it
there's various options to control iPrint's behavior, among them the
ability to allow regular users to install iPrint printers, even though
they can't install local printers because of a Windows restriction.
The default setting is to rely on Windows for local permissions.

Here's what the section of the file looks like:

-AllowUserPrinters = 3 ;Printer Installation Profile

;Terminal/Citrix Server clients
; These settings will be ignored!
; Instead, you must configure this on
the
; Terminal/Citrix server (must have
rights
; to see the tab and administer it).
; Start->Programs->Novell
iPrint->iPrint Client Settings
;
;Windows clients
;This will only be acknowledged on
NT4/2000/XP/2003 and later.
;0 = Follow Windows standards and only
allow
; users with sufficient rights to
install
; the printer to the desktop. This
allows
; ALL USERS to see/use this printer.
In
; essence this will be a GLOBAL OR
WORKSTATION PRINTER.
;1 = If current user doesn't have rights
to add
; a WORKSTATION PRINTER, automatically
add
; the printer so that ONLY THIS USER
can
; Add/View/Modify/Delete this printer.
In
; essence this will be a PRIVATE OR
USER PRINTER.
;2 = Only add USER PRINTERS. No rights
required.
; All users (including Administrator
or power user) that
; add a printer will be adding a
printer
; that only they can
Add/View/Modify/Delete.
; (ALL PRINTERS ARE PRIVATE OR USER
PRINTERS).
;3 = Only add WORKSTATION PRINTERS. No
rights required.
; All users will have rights to
install/remove iPrint
; printers (non-iPrint printers will
not be affected)
; even if the Windows workstation has
been locked down.-


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