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printing senario possible?

I have a client with all servers hosted in a data center. All users are "remote" in various home offices. So they either have a printer connected to their local workstation via usb or some have an ethernet enabled printer setup.

Is it possible to configure the iprint server located at the data center to connect to those remote printers instead of using the terminal server based printer xfer? Too many problems with windows terminal server printing.




Martin Stepanek
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printing senario possible?

Are all of your users doing their job on the terminal server? If they
are, and you want to print local, you could put Citrix on the box and it
would print to locally attached printers.

If the customer wants centralized print administration and local printing
without data transfer over the web, you can create Direct-Printers in
iPrint. What this means is that you can still administer printing in the
data center (maps, default page, ... for printer installation), but when
the user goes to print the iPrint client will route the data to the local
printer instead of to the iPrint server and then back to the local
printer. Note that the printer must support LPR or RAW (port 9100) format
for this to work. Hope this helps, if not elaborate on what the setup is
and maybe i can help some more

> I have a client with all servers hosted in a data center. All users are =
> "remote" in various home offices. So they either have a printer

connected =
> to their local workstation via usb or some have an ethernet enabled =
> printer setup.
>
> Is it possible to configure the iprint server located at the data center

=
> to connect to those remote printers instead of using the terminal server

=
> based printer xfer? Too many problems with windows terminal server =
> printing.
>
>
>
>
> Martin Stepanek
> martin@image"Hyphen"technology"DOT"com
> www.image-technology.com
>


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Re: printing senario possible?

Real simple explanation:

All servers are at the data center. All users are always remote to the data center and therefore must connect via the terminal server. Performanceissues related to a very poorly designed and programmed application dictate that for at least the next 12 months we need to offload as many services as possible.

At one point we had a BCM VPN set up between the data center and remote offices. It's been scrapped because of too many 3rd party issues. When the VPN was up, I had iprint configured to connect to printers across the VPN at each office and the iprint client installed on the terminal server. Users thus did not have to transfer their "local" windows printer object in the RDP client because they had statically configured printers on the terminal server via iprint.

With the VPN gone can I still get the iprint server to talk to those print servers at the client offices? Then, what about home users? I assume the only option for iprint and home users is to get them all print servers to "network" enable their printers?



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From: <iprint@novell.com>
To:novell.support.iprint, novell.support.ndps-neps
Date: 12/15/2005 11:21:50 am
Subject: printing senario possible?
Are all of your users doing their job on the terminal server? If they
are, and you want to print local, you could put Citrix on the box and it
would print to locally attached printers.

If the customer wants centralized print administration and local printing
without data transfer over the web, you can create Direct-Printers in
iPrint. What this means is that you can still administer printing in the
data center (maps, default page, ... for printer installation), but when
the user goes to print the iPrint client will route the data to the local
printer instead of to the iPrint server and then back to the local
printer. Note that the printer must support LPR or RAW (port 9100) format
for this to work. Hope this helps, if not elaborate on what the setup is
and maybe i can help some more

> I have a client with all servers hosted in a data center. All users are =
> "remote" in various home offices. So they either have a printer

connected =
> to their local workstation via usb or some have an ethernet enabled =
> printer setup.
>
> Is it possible to configure the iprint server located at the data center

=
> to connect to those remote printers instead of using the terminal server

=
> based printer xfer? Too many problems with windows terminal server =
> printing.
>
>
>
>
> Martin Stepanek
> martin@image"Hyphen"technology"DOT"com
> www.image-technology.com
>

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