Network printing via a win2k domain?

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Tue Jun 17 11:45:30 PDT 2003

On Tuesday 17 June 2003 11:34 am, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Jun 17), Dragoncrest said:
> > Hi all.  Ok, here's my situation.  Just recently at work we switched
> > over to our network being managed by a windows 2000 domain.  (Stupid
> > in my opinion, but they don't listen to me.  Sheesh) One of the
> > criteria for printing is I have to login to the domain in order to be
> > able to print to our network based printer.  So that's my dillema.
> > I'm not sure if I can setup Cups to do this or if I need to install
> > Samba, or some other printer software.  I'd prefer to avoid using
> > samba if at all possible cause that opens up a whole new can of
> > worms.
> >
> > Cliff notes version of this:
> > Need to login to domain to be able to print.
> > Printer is a Ricoh network printer.
> Cheat, and print directly to the printer :)  Most support the lpd
> protocol.

You have to have installed the simple unix services on the NT derivatives 
server for this to work.

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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