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jlauzon Absent Member.
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Push iPrint printer to workstation with many users

We are a college with multiple workstations in multiple classrooms. I want to associate a specific printer to a workstation in that classroom regardless of the user. Am I talking crazy? I have to admit I'm new to iPrint but still...
I don't want to install the printer permanantly on the workstation because we use Zenworks images and this image is used in multiple classrooms with different printers and the kids will always choose the wrong one ; ). I just want the printer to be installed by iCM on the workstation regardless of the users because many different students will use the same workstation but to install the printer in the classroom. It seems that the printer can only be associated to the user or user OU. Is this right? If so I have my answer.
If not I can't find the trick to configure it. If I associate it to the user it gets installed but I don't want the kids to have multiple printers. When I associate the policy to the workstation nothing happens. Normal?
Thanks for any input.
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Re: Push iPrint printer to workstation with many users

I believe iCM can only be associated with users but if you use ZCM then you are able to apply iPrint printer policies to WKS and/or USERS.

Thomas
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rshera Absent Member.
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Re: Push iPrint printer to workstation with many users

jlauzon

Yes, this certainly possible, and exactly what I do in the College I
work at. You can use a Zen iPrint policy to associate printers with
workstation groups.

We are currently still using ZFD 7 to handle our desktops, but I believe
the same thing can be done with ZCM.

In ZFD you set up a ZEN Workstation policy, associate it with
workstations (or a group of workstations) and then configure the iPrint
policy of the workstation policy to install whichever printers you want,
force one as the default printer, etc.

Rob

On 26/08/2010 3:06 AM, jlauzon wrote:
>
> We are a college with multiple workstations in multiple classrooms. I
> want to associate a specific printer to a workstation in that classroom
> regardless of the user. Am I talking crazy? I have to admit I'm new to
> iPrint but still...
> I don't want to install the printer permanantly on the workstation
> because we use Zenworks images and this image is used in multiple
> classrooms with different printers and the kids will always choose the
> wrong one ; ). I just want the printer to be installed by iCM on the
> workstation regardless of the users because many different students will
> use the same workstation but to install the printer in the classroom. It
> seems that the printer can only be associated to the user or user OU. Is
> this right? If so I have my answer.
> If not I can't find the trick to configure it. If I associate it to the
> user it gets installed but I don't want the kids to have multiple
> printers. When I associate the policy to the workstation nothing
> happens. Normal?
> Thanks for any input.
>
>


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jlauzon Absent Member.
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Re: Push iPrint printer to workstation with many users

Thanks for the quick replies.
We have tried all we can think of and it still won't install. We tried different variations of the following as suggested for the last 2 days.
"In ZFD you set up a ZEN Workstation policy, associate it with
workstations (or a group of workstations) and then configure the iPrint
policy of the workstation policy to install whichever printers you want,
force one as the default printer, etc."

We see the the policy in wmshed is applied and when we do a run now we see it run but the printer is not installed. We run the users as PowerUsers and even admin but the printer doesn't install. Could it be it doesn't find the printer in the OU? The printers are in lower in the tree than my users and my workstations are in a different OU all together. My buddy who's been working on this is going nuts with this. It should be simple but the printer is not installed and we can't figure it out.
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Re: Push iPrint printer to workstation with many users

jlauzon;2014940 wrote:
Thanks for the quick replies.
We have tried all we can think of and it still won't install. We tried different variations of the following as suggested for the last 2 days.
"In ZFD you set up a ZEN Workstation policy, associate it with
workstations (or a group of workstations) and then configure the iPrint
policy of the workstation policy to install whichever printers you want,
force one as the default printer, etc."

We see the the policy in wmshed is applied and when we do a run now we see it run but the printer is not installed. We run the users as PowerUsers and even admin but the printer doesn't install. Could it be it doesn't find the printer in the OU? The printers are in lower in the tree than my users and my workstations are in a different OU all together. My buddy who's been working on this is going nuts with this. It should be simple but the printer is not installed and we can't figure it out.


Please post the output of iprint.ini located here:


Linux
/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/
NetWare
sys:\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\


Thomas
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johwes Absent Member.
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Re: Push iPrint printer to workstation with many users

What version of Zenworks are you using? If you are using ZFD 7 you need to make sure that the policy is triggered on user login and not the default (either time or system startup)
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