Unix printing over a Windows 2003 network wont print

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
I have a unix printer which wont print via a printserver box on a windows 2003 network

Unix is called chequeptr
this is set up in dns as chequeptr and connected to printserver called PSDEF0DE
both ping as from the unix box and the network and get a reply

there seems to be a job stuck in the queue but I cant get rid of it
heres my unix commands
need to get rid of this job
Req-Id                  Owner           Size     Date
chequeptr-61            amys            697      Mar 15 16:29

$ cancel chequeptr
(LPD Server):
Cancel Function Not Supported
$ kill chequeptr
kill: pid 'chequeptr' is not numeric
$ lp chequeptr
lp: no printer specified
$ lpstat chequeptr sending to psdef0de
Req-Id                  Owner           Size     Date
chequeptr-61            amys            697      Mar 15 16:29

(LPD Server):
$ cancel cheques
UX:cancel: WARNING: "cheques" is not a request id or a printer.
            TO FIX: Cancel requests by id or by
                    name of printer where printing.
Question by:chrismichalczuk
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    Request ID is chequeptr-61.
    "kill" command kills processes not print jobs
    printer name is not capitalized.

    Please post output of "uname -a"
    How printer is networked? Share at Windows machine? UNIX print share at Windows machine? Did it ever print?
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    by:Hanno Schröder
    You need a LPD (Berkeley "Line Printer Daemon") running on you Windows box.

    This is NOT the same as the "Windows print server"

    You must install "Print services for UNIX" (comes already with Windows 2000 and newer).
    Use "control panel" and select "software" -> "windows components" (or something like that -- I only have a german version handy)
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