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Mark Harshman_1
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remote print from Windows to Unix network queue

this may be crazy, but does anyone know if it's possible, and if so how, to send files from a Windows server, to a network printer configured on a Unix server? the purpose is to control the queue better thru automation (i.e. disable queue when no staff available). not sure if this can be done. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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OldSchool
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Re: remote print from Windows to Unix network queue

see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150154

seems possible, may require registry tweaking in windows.

I'm not sure I understand what it is you are trying to automate, and how having windows print to hpux instead of the printer helps, tho.
OldSchool
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Re: remote print from Windows to Unix network queue

also see:

http://www.augrin.com/prod/doc/Remote_printing.pdf

yahoo / google for

lpr printing windows to hpux
Court Campbell
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Re: remote print from Windows to Unix network queue

You need to install print services for unix. Then create an lpr printer that points to the unix server and provide the queue name of the printer.
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Dennis Handly
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Re: remote print from Windows to Unix network queue

>to a network printer configured on a Unix server?

If it is a network printer, it isn't owned by any server. You should be able to send directly to the printer.

>the purpose is to control the queue better thru automation

Ah.