System Administration Guide: Solaris Printing

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Printer Task 

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Set up and administer printing services. 

Setting up Solaris Print Manager, the LP print service, and the IPP, RFC-1179, and SMB printing protocols. 

Chapter 3, Setting Up Printing Services (Tasks)

Set up printers. 

Setting up a print server, adding directly attached and network-attached printers, and adding a print client. 

Chapter 4, Setting Up Printers (Tasks)


Administering printers, the print scheduler, setting printer definitions, and administering print requests by using the following printing tools, services and protocols:

  • Solaris Print Manager

  • LP print service

  • IPP

  • RFC-1179 protocol

  • SMB protocol (through Samba)

Chapter 5, Administering Printers by Using Solaris Print Manager and LP Print Commands (Tasks)

Chapter 6, Administering Printers That Use Network Printing Protocols (Tasks)

Administer PPD files by using the PPD File Manager (ppdmgr).

Administering PPD Files on a system by using the ppdmgr utility, a tool that automates PPD file administration.

Chapter 9, Administering Printers by Using the PPD File Management Utility (Tasks)

Set up and administer printers from the Desktop. 

Setting up USB directly attached and network-attached printers from the desktop. 

Chapter 10, Setting Up and Administering Printers From the Desktop (Tasks)

Customize printing services and printers. 

Customizing printing services. Administering character sets, print forms, print filters, and print fonts. 

Chapter 7, Customizing Printing Services and Printers (Tasks)