Adding a Windows gateway printer to a workstation
- Locate the share name of the Windows gateway printer.
- Follow the standard procedure for adding a network printer to your desktop. This procedure depends on the operating system that you use. For example, on Windows systems, use the Add Printer Wizard to create a printer that will be managed by network print server. When you are prompted for the name of the printer to connect to, enter the share name of the Windows gateway printer.
- Once the connection to the Windows gateway printer is created, you can print to it just as you would print to any other printer.
- When the InfoPrint Manager server is uninstalled, any Windows gateway printers that exist on the server are deleted. However, connections to those Windows gateway printers that have been added to workstations are still present; they are still displayed in the Printers window, and you can still try to print to them from applications. Because the Windows gateway printer on the InfoPrint Manager server no longer exists, those print jobs will fail. If you try to print to one of these Windows gateway printer, you will get an application-dependent message that does not identify this problem. To resolve this problem, delete the Windows gateway printer from your desktop and create a new one once your print system administrator has created a new one.
- In certain situations, the system might try to use drivers that
you have not intended to be used.
To avoid this situation, load print drivers for each client OS on the InfoPrint Manager server system so that they can be automatically installed onto client machines over the network (if they are not already on the client system).