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Printing to a Windows printer from unix.

Printing to a Windows printer from unix.

Printing to a Windows printer from unix.


Basically I'm looking to create a print queue in HP-UX Unix that points to a printer setup on our windows 2000 print server.  This is so I can log the volumes and costs of printing via our print audit software.

What I have attempted so far:

Created a new printer on windows server with a unix friendly name.

Added a remote printer in HP-UX via SAM with the correct remote printer and system names as defined on the print server.

When I send a text file to the printer in unix using the command lpr isunix hosts "printing the hosts file on printer isunix" the print comes through on the printer OK but I get "cat: Cannot open isunix: No such file or directory" - Also the print does not go through the spool queue in windows.  If I run the command lp - d then the print job just sits in the queue on unix.

We are eunning HP-UX version B.11.00.

If anyone can offer up any assistance it would be most appreciated.

Cheers in advance.


RE: Printing to a Windows printer from unix.

Make sure you have UNIX Printing services installed on your Windows server. This can be added under Add/Remove Programs, Add/Remove Windows Components, Other Network File and Print Services, Print Services for UNIX.

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