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installing printers as non-admin user

I need to change the drivers over on all our student printers an am wondering if anyone has achieved this for users who have standard windows users rights ? ( ie non-admin) . We are running XP SP3, iprint client 5.32, SLES10 SP3 OES2 SP2 + Papercut specific crash patch . (TID 7004872)

I have tried NAL secure and unsecure and various scripts using runas . With latter there appears to be no way of passing administrator password . ( Pipe, echo, etc do not work .)

And yes, I've tried the various utils out there which are meant allow this. No joy.

Any assistance greatly appreciasted.

Alistair
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The AllowUserPrinters option in iprint.ini may help you out:

http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes2/iprint_lx/data/bu4tilz.html#bu4tinj

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Hi Marcel,

No joy . I just tried setting AllowUserPrinters=3 and client kept responding that no driver was associated with the agent which was incorrect as I then installed same printer as myself and it installed fine.

Regards,

Alistair

Marcel_Cox;1955412 wrote:
The AllowUserPrinters option in iprint.ini may help you out:

Novell Doc: OES 2 SP2: iPrint for Linux Administration Guide - Windows Client: Using Additional Features

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Hi,

Can non-admin users write to the C:\NDPS folder on the workstation where you're trying to install the printer?
If not, the driver can't be copied locally and subsequently installed (hence the "no driver associated" message).

Matt
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Alistair, I'm confused. How are you using NAL to roll out the printers? By using the iPrint CLI tool?
as NAL processess do not necessarily run as the user who is running them - is the application associated with workstations, or with user objects?
If its associated with workstations, I can imagine the NAL app, launching the iPrint client tool in its workstation shell/environment, causing the iPrint client to have no clue who the user is and hence the bizarre behaviour with the inappropriate error and the ignoring of AllowUserPrinters
Can your non-admin users manually install the printers by going to your iPrint web interface and installing from there?
Have you tried using ZenWorks iPrint policies?
PS. I don't think the Papercut-specific TID 7004872 iPrint RPM is required with the latest patches to iPrint from the channel. Not had a crash for AGES *touch wood*

Richard Brown // Systems Engineering Team Leader // City College Brighton and Hove
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