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

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).


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


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

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

http://paste.opensuse.org/view/download/49791105

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

http://paste.opensuse.org/view/download/22888402

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

Thank You,