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Is there any recommended method for renaming a printer in iPrint?
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> Is there any recommended method for renaming a printer in iPrint?

I'd *love* to know if there is now a way other than deleting & recreating.
We've got 913 (and counting) andteh corporate standard is to include the
printer model in the name.

As you can imagine we are forever deleting & recreating existing PA's just
to accomodate this.

Jamie
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In our case, we use the name of the division of the organization, so when
this particular division changed their name, they wanted all of their
printers to follow suit 🙂


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Jamie.

>> Is there any recommended method for renaming a printer in iPrint?


No, all I can think off to speed up the delete/recreate process is using
pagen2 tool.
Export printers, edit the printernames in the csv file, import the file.
We also use pnsetup and pnusers from jrb tools.

> I'd *love* to know if there is now a way other than deleting & recreating.
> We've got 913 (and counting) andteh corporate standard is to include the
> printer model in the name.


The horror...
In the past we used to include the location in queue names. Then a manager
decides to buy his secretary a new bulk printer, and all printers of the
department get relocated down the line.
Absolute horror.
When we switched to NDPS we were lucky they let us use printer numbers
only.
Model and location they can get from the iprint install page or the ZfD
application object.

Peter


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Doesn't F3 at the server console work ?

Cheers Dave


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F3 from the console renames the Printer Agent, not the Printer Object. 2
different things, however they are tied together. The printer agent name
is used in generating the identity in the URL for iPrint printers. The tie
to the printer object allows enforcement of printer acl's, in the case of a
secure iPrint printer..

One caveat regardless of how you rename is that the client will now have a
printer that is no longer in existenece (according to the printer URL). If
you can wait for NW 6.5 sp4, we have made both the server side and client
side interact better with the rename situation. The client will now get a
message indicating a rename has occurred, and it will automatically
re-install with the new (correct) name..



>>> On 8/22/2005 at 12:26 pm, in message

<xn0e6b1op2v7bc900l@support-forums.novell.com>, Dave
Parkes<Dave@Norgren.co.uk> wrote:
> Doesn't F3 at the server console work ?
>
> Cheers Dave
>

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In article <4309D196.E03D.00DE.0@iprint.novell.com>, Iprint wrote:
> The client will now get a
> message indicating a rename has occurred, and it will automatically
> re-install with the new (correct) name..
>


And remove the old one, too?

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-Barry. [SysOp Emeritus]

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I just generally hack things from within NWadmin, but that is NDPS, never
really had the need for iPrint

Cheers Dave


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