Novell iPrint Appliance is a virtual appliance that offers cross-platform, self-service printing for the enterprise. It allows users to print to your current printers from all your desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Novell iPrint Appliance supports Active Directory and mobile identities. It scales to fit organizations of any size and provides a single solution to manage all your printing across multiple office locations.
Novell iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 provides the following enhancements:
User Sync Performance Improvements
Ability to change the eDirectory Admin Password
This Readme focuses on issues and information that are specific to the iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 release.
In addition to bug fixes, iPrint provides the following enhancements and behavior changes in the 1.0.1 Patch 1 release.
Until iPrint Appliance 1.0.1, Adobe Acrobat Pro was mandatory to render PDF documents using the iPrint Windows Renderer. On iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 Patch 1, the iPrint Windows Renderer is bundled with an in-built PDF renderer. By default, PDF documents are rendered using the in-built PDF renderer. However, you can also use Adobe Acrobat Pro for PDF rendering by installing Adobe Acrobat Pro on the Windows machine where the iPrint Windows Renderer is installed, and modifying the iPrintRenderer.conf file.
For additional iPrint Appliance documentation, see the iPrint Appliance documentation web site.
Before installing this release, be sure to review Section 6.0, Known Issues.
You might encounter the following issues when you are using iPrint Appliance. Novell plans to fix these issues in a future release.
On installing iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 Patch 1, you might encounter the following issue:
When using the in-built PDF renderer to render large sized PDF files, or PDF files with large number of pages, printing may take a long time.
iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 does not support network setting changes after the initial configuration. Do not change any settings in the iPrint Appliance Management Console’spage, located under .
If you are upgrading to iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 from iPrint Appliance 1.0, the license file does not get automatically exported to the new version. To work around this issue, you must manually copy the license file from the license folder of iPrint Appliance 1.0 to the license folder of iPrint Appliance 1.0.1. The license file for both versions of iPrint Appliance is located at /opt/novell/filr/apache-tomcat/webapps/ssf/WEB-INF/license/.
In iPrint Appliance 1.0.1, PCL drivers configured with LibreOffice using the spadmin tool are not backed up. To work around this issue, you must configure PCL drivers using the method specified in the Novell iPrint Appliance Admin Guide.
The LDAP value of the attribute you specify for the LDAP configuration setting cn, all users in the LDAP directory might not have a unique value.must be unique throughout your LDAP directory. For example, if you specify
To resolve this issue, use an attribute whose value is always unique across all containers, such as emailAddress.
Membership of groups that are located in the Default Users OU (such as the Domain Users group) in Active Directory are not synchronized to iPrint Appliance through LDAP.
In order to rename or move users in your LDAP directory, ensure that you have specified a value for the setting Novell iPrint Appliance Admin Guide. If a value is not specified for this setting, renaming or moving users in your LDAP directory might result in new users being created in iPrint Appliance or in the existing user account being deleted., as described in the
iPrint Appliance does not currently support the use of LDAP referrals in regards to LDAP synchronization.
Cross Forest Trust relationships in Active Directory are not supported in iPrint Appliance.
While syncing users to iPrint Appliance, all user accounts with the same names are overwritten.
The orientation option might not work with PDF documents that are rendered by “iPrint Windows Renderer.”
HTML files (or HTML email messages) that include images might not render correctly when printed.
Email attachments that are converted from one format to another might not render correctly when printed. For example, documents created in Open Office and saved to Microsoft Word or Powerpoint formats, or documents created in MS Office and saved to ODT or ODP formats, might not render correctly when printed.
When printing a workbook, only the first worksheet is printed.
When trying to print Microsoft documents that are restricted for editing, the orientation and paper size options might not work.
When you upgrade or export iPrint Appliance, the iPrint Windows Renderer status might be “Inactive.” To work around this issue, you must unregister and re-register iPrint Windows Renderer. For more information, see Novell iPrint Appliance Admin Guide.
If the printer does not have sufficient memory to store the print-ready document, high-resolution images and large-sized images might not print using AirPrint.
When printing using the Novell iPrint app job status is not available.
When printing through the Novell iPrint app, if you cancel a print job, the job might not get canceled. Canceling a print job can result in unexpected behavior such as partial printing, printing junk characters, or a held job on the server side.
On a BlackBerry PlayBook, the back button does not work when trying to return to thepage from the page. To work around this issue, you must close the app and launch it again.
When trying to print photos on a BlackBerry PlayBook, you may not be able to zoom in or zoom out of photos on the camera roll page.
When printing using email printing, the job status only indicates submission to the iPrint server and not to the printer.
When printing the email body, the job does not print using the font of the email body. The job prints using the font available on the iPrint Appliance server.
If you print an email containing emoticons, the emoticons are treated as attachments, and each emoticon is printed on a new page. For example, if your email contains three emoticons, four pages are printed, with one page containing the mail body and the rest containing one emoticon each.
For printers configured with private email addresses, email notifications might still be sent from the global print email address.
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