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Posted: 31 Mar 2003
 

Novell iPrint provides the means to transform an NDPS printer into an IPP-enabled printer, thereby giving it an intranet, extranet, and Internet presence. As Net-enabled printers, your NDPS printers can be located by their URLs, so your users can search for them and print to them with a Web browser. With Novell iPrint, users have an identical experience with all types of printers, whether local or on the Internet. Users can download drivers for each printer easily, with minimal user intervention. (Imagine a new employee installing all needed printers with only a few mouse clicks and no administrative assistance!)

Here's how to configure iPrint on NetWare 6.

  1. Login to iManager
  2. Create and start an NDPS Broker
  3. Create and start a Print Service Manager
  4. Create an NDPS Printer
  5. Configure the NDPS Printer for IPP
  6. Configure the Printer Agent so that it prints to the Server Console
  7. Install the IPP Client
  8. Install an IPP Printer

1: Start the NetWare 6 Java browser and login to iManager

  1. From the NetWare GUI click Start | Utilities | NetWare Remote Manager.
  2. Point the browser to :2200/">https://<yourserveripaddress>:2200>https://:2200/" >https://<yourserveripaddress>:2200.
  3. Under eDirectory iManager select <yourservername>.
  4. Login as the user who is a member of the Printer Management role.
  5. Click the + icon to expand the iPrint Management role.

2: Create and start an NDPS Broker

  1. Click Create Broker.
  2. In the Broker Name field, provide a name for the broker such as <servername>_broker.
  3. In the Container Name field, type or browse to the container you want to create the broker in.
  4. In the RMS Volume field, type or browse to the NDS volume name you want the broker to use as an RMS volume.
  5. To create the broker, click OK.
  6. When the broker is created, click OK.
  7. To start the broker, toggle to the server console prompt and enter BROKER.
  8. Navigate to the container where the roker you just created exists and select it.
  9. To automate the loading of the Broker each time the server is loaded, put a load command into the AUTOEXEC.NCF file. The syntax would be: LOAD BROKER ".MY-BROKER.OU.O" . Please see the solution titled "What are the command line switches for the NDPS Broker?" found at http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10069797.htm .

3: Create and start a Print Service Manager

  1. Click Create Print Service Manager.
  2. In the Manager Name field, provide a name for the manager such as <servername>_manager.
  3. In the Container Name field, type or browse to the container you want to create the manager in.
  4. In the Database Volume field, type or browse to the NDS Volume name that will hold the database.
  5. Click OK to create the manager object.
  6. When the manager object is created, click OK.
  7. To start the manager, toggle to the server console prompt and enter NDPSM.
  8. Navigate to the container where the manager you just created exists and select it.
  9. To automate the loading of the NDPS Manager each time the server is loaded, put a load command into the AUTOEXEC.NCF file after the Broker is loaded. The syntax would be: LOAD NDPSM ".MY-MANAGER.OU.O" . Please see the solution titled "What are the command line switches for the NDPS Manager?" found at http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10069798.htm . Again, the Broker should be loaded before the NDPS Manager is loaded.

4: Create an NDPS Printer

  1. Click Create Printer.
  2. In the Printer Name field, provide a name for the printer.
  3. In the Container Name field, type or browse to the container you want to create the printer object in.
  4. In the Manager Name field, type or browse to the Print Service Manager you created earlier.
  5. In the Printer Address field, type the IP address or DNS name of your of your printer.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Select any driver for Windows 2000.
  8. Select any driver for Windows NT 4.
  9. Select any driver for Windows 95/98/Me.
  10. Scroll to the bottom and click Continue.
  11. When printer is created, click OK.

5: Configure the NDPS Printer for IPP

(NOTE: Printer agents are automatically configured for IPP when created through iManager.)

  1. In the left frame, click on Manage Printer.
  2. Type or browse to the printer you created.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click the Client Support tab.
  5. Click the IPP Support link.
  6. Click the enable IPP access box.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Click OK.

6: Configure the Printer Agent so that it prints to the Server Console

(Note: to be used only for troubleshooting purposes.)

  1. Toggle to the NDPS Manager.
  2. Select the printer that needs attention by pressing Enter.
  3. Arrow down to Configuration and press Enter.
  4. Arrow down to Configuration Utilities and press Enter.
  5. Arrow down to Novell Printer Gateway and press Enter.
  6. In the Select a Printer screen, select None by pressing Enter.
  7. In the Novell Port Handler Types window, press Enter to select Novell Port Handler.
  8. In the Connection Types screen, select Local Printer.
  9. In the Port Type screen, select SCREEN.
  10. Read the pink message and press Enter.
  11. Press Escape.
  12. Arrow to Status Control and press Enter.
  13. In the Printer Control screen, select Shut Down Printer.
  14. On the Status Control Field, press Enter.
  15. In the Printer Control windows, select Start Up Printer.

7: Install the IPP Client

  1. From a workstation browser, go to :631/ipp">http://<serveripaddress>:631/ipp>http://:631/ipp"> http://<serveripaddress>:631/ipp.
  2. When asked to install the IPP Client, click OK.
  3. Select Run this program from its current location.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Accept the authentication signature by clicking Yes.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Accept the license by clicking Yes.
  8. Accept the default folder by clicking Next.
  9. Click Finish.

8: Install an IPP Printer

  1. Browse to http://<serveripaddress>:631/ipp.
  2. Find the IPP printer you want to install to your workstation.
  3. Click Install.
  4. When asked to install, click OK.
  5. When you see the message that the printer was installed successfully, click OK.
  6. Print to the printer. You should see output at the printer screen on the server.


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