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    Default Setting Up a Print Server in a Windows Environment

    I am sure this question has been asked before so I'd like to start off with an apology.

    I am very new to Linux and I am trying to setup a Print Server for use in a Windows Environment using OpenSuse 12.3.
    Adding a printer to the machine seems pretty straight forward, but actually getting windows 7 clients to be able to use that shared device has been my struggle.
    I've read a few "how to" guides and looked through different documentation, but I am still not getting it.

    If anyone could recommend a good read or has a guide I would really appreciate it.


    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Setting Up a Print Server in a Windows Environment

    On 2013-06-28 22:36, ClassyFrank wrote:

    > If anyone could recommend a good read or has a guide I would really
    > appreciate it.


    There are two methods: via samba, or via network printer (unix type).

    Code:
    http://swerdna.dyndns.org/suseprintipp.html
    http://swerdna.dyndns.org/susesambaprint_1.html

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    Smile Re: Setting Up a Print Server in a Windows Environment

    Quote Originally Posted by ClassyFrank View Post
    I am sure this question has been asked before so I'd like to start off with an apology.

    I am very new to Linux and I am trying to setup a Print Server for use in a Windows Environment using OpenSuse 12.3.
    Adding a printer to the machine seems pretty straight forward, but actually getting windows 7 clients to be able to use that shared device has been my struggle.
    I've read a few "how to" guides and looked through different documentation, but I am still not getting it.

    If anyone could recommend a good read or has a guide I would really appreciate it.


    Thank you in advance
    To get Samba (Designed to work with Windows shares, including printers) working on your Linux PC, have a look at this: S.A.C.T. - Samba Automated Configuration Tool - Version 1.06 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    Once you have setup a Windows workgroup, you can setup the printer using YaST:

    YaST / Software / Printer / Print Via Network / Connection Wizard



    Now fill in all of the info about the Windows Printer.



    Just fill in the required information about the Windows PC that is sharing a printer.

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