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We have a number of printers connected to pc's.

Is it possible to define these printer on solaris?
If yes, which software do/can we use to establish this?

If it is not possible directly connect to the pc, can we do something with a NT print server? define the printer on Unix as a remote printer on the NT server, and on the NT server the printer defined as a re,ote printer on a pc?


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If you use Solaris 8, you can use:

/usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr &

This is a X env tool...
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Win95/98 boxes with attached printers can't be easily used by any Unix system because the win boxes only support Microsoft printing protocols. An NT server with can support standard LPR/LPD protocols and it's pretty easy to connect to those queues with standard Solaris methods if the NT system is properly configured and is offering lpr services. There are some rather kludgey ways of getting to windows printers via Samba, but it's kind of a pain to get the queues set up on the Solaris side.
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Thanls for all comments.
 We found another way: there is a registry key  SimulatePassThrough. if this is set to one, the PC behaves (for shared) printers just like a network box.

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Since i don't like 'open' questions, just give points the points to the first 'relevant' answer
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