Printing from Mac OS X through windows share Very Slow
Posted on 2013-11-12
I have Windows Server 2008R2 running in my environment. (Running in VMWARE)
I have around 50 PC Users and about 50 MAC users
I am using Xerox Workcentre 6400 and Workcentre 7545
The printer queue is set up to print through LPD on the windows server but I have also tried to use SMB printing but it does not change anything regarding the speed.
The MAC computers are not on my domain because they are mostly contracters
All the PC users can print fine and the print speed is good.
But I have another story for the mac users.
Their printing output is just fine but it takes very long time for the printjob to print.
The speed for the mac users is ok when I set the printer up using Bonjour or IPP print protocols printing directly to the printer.
But I am using tracking software for all output to be able to charge departments for the cost.
So I have to be able to make all the macs print trough the windows share which slows down the print speed on the MAC.
AND the MAC os verisions is from 10.4 to 10.9 the same issue is on all of them.
Do you have any hints ?