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iPad printing on Windows network

I have a few users who are using iPads and they would like to use our network printers to print. They are trying to use Air print to do this but it is not working. Do I need to enable printing services on the DC to allow Macintosh to print on the network or do I need to do something else?
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SeeMeShakinMyHead

8/22/2022 - Mon
gheist

It is called Airprint
either you run latest itunes or just extract airprint driver alone details:
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-windows.html

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Tim

We have tried the steps listed above and it will not allow us to print. When it asks for credentials the user has entered their user name and password and was denied then they tried the domain admin user name and password and it still did not work.

Has anyone got this to work in a domain environment? It seems the like above is more geared to a home user instead of a network user.
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gheist

And you have to run each new airprint.exe as administrator (domain admin will do) to get firewall dialogue and let it pass on the network.
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Les Moore

Have you tried using  DOMAIN\username ?
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Tim

Yes, and it still did not work. I will need to do some testing to see if loading Airprint with Admin privileges works. The user has admin privileges on his local machine but it didn't work.  
Flipp

Are you using AirPrint that comes with iOS 4.2?
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Tim

Found the issue. in order to connect to a 'shared printer" through AirPrint you need to provide the local administrator user name and password not the domain user (admin) and password. It's kind of hokey how it works but at least it works thanks for all your help.
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Tim

This was the correct answer. Should have tried it first but I trusted the user when they said they tried the local admin account and password.
SeeMeShakinMyHead

I know this is closed; can't you also set the shared printer to allow "everyone" to print only to it.
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