Users stuck printing. Printer pause in OS X

Posted on 2013-10-07
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Last Modified: 2013-10-11
I have some labs with OS X Mountain Lion.
I know that since 10.5 everytime the printing process have a problem (stuck paper, etc) all print jobs pause themself.

The problem I'm having is that now I have to go to the laps, computer by computer to unpause the printer using my admin credentials and that takes a long time.

I gave teachers admin lpadmin priviledge but they complain that it still takes a long time to go one by one and unpause the jobs on all students.

I need a permanent solution to this. I want to give all NETWORK users the autorization to pause and unpause the printer. But I don't want them to have admin rights to the computers of course.

How can I do this?

I saw that going to localhost:631 give you access to the cups and you can edit the configuration file where i see some lines about:

<Limit Pause-Printer Resume-Printer....> Can I just delete those Limits in order for this to work? In that case where since there are several references in there for that.

Can I run something like:
/usr/sbin/dseditgroup -o edit -n /Local/Default -q -u AdminName -P AdminPW -a admin -t group _lpadmin

Remember that I need to give in this case lpadmin rights to everyone using that computer. Local and network (AD) users. What will be the correct syntaxis here?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:SamKira
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sudo dseditgroup -o edit -a everyone -t group _lpadmin
All users - network and local will have the ability to pause and resume printing.

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Thank you.
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