Before you set up iPrint printers, you should complete the following tasks:
Start Novell iManager: iManager provides browser-based management of Novell® eDirectory™. You can access iManager from a Linux workstation running a Mozilla-based browser or from a Windows workstation using a Mozilla-based browser or Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later. For complete management, including uploading printer drivers and PPD files, you need to access iManager from a workstation with the iPrint Client installed.
For a review of supported browsers and iPrint operations, see Section A.0, Supported Browsers for iPrint.
NOTE:You cannot administer iPrint from iManager running on a Windows, Solaris*, or HP-UX* server platform.
For more information, see the Novell iManager 2.5 Administration Guide.
Set up DNS: When you create an iPrint printer, a URL is associated with the printer. If DNS is not set up for printing, the URL contains the server’s IP address, which causes printing to stop working if the IP address changes. You should use DNS whenever possible for printing.
For more information about DNS, see, Section 3.3, Setting Up DNS for the Print Manager.
Create a Broker: A Broker provides three network support services: Service Registry Service, Event Notification Service, and Resource Management Service. The resource management service stores printer drivers that are automatically downloaded and installed on client workstations.
For more information, see Section 3.4, Creating a Broker.
Add Print Drivers: With the Broker running, you can add printer drivers to the Resource Management System. The printer drivers are downloaded and installed when a workstation installs an iPrint printer. Adding driver files now saves you an extra step of associating drivers when creating printers.
For more information, see Section 3.5, Adding Printer Drivers.
Install a Print Manager: A Print Manager communicates print job information between users and printers while also providing print job management, security, and spooling.
For more information, see Section 3.6, Creating a Print Manager.
Create Printer Objects: Printer objects represent the printer in eDirectory and are associated to a printer agent that combines the functions previously performed by a printer, print queue, print server, and spooler.
For more information, see Section 3.7, Creating a Printer.
Distribute the iPrint Client: After iPrint is configured on the server, you need to distribute the iPrint Client to your users. See Setting Up iPrint on Client Workstations for more information.