College of FAA, Services, Printing, Mac OS X - Adding a Networked Print Queue (LPD)

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This article applies only to Faculty, Staff and Students of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA).

For more information, please contact Technology Services at FAA via:

• Phone: (217) 333-1986
• The Web: https://it.faa.illinois.edu/

Overview

These directions explain how to add a networked printer on Mac OS X via the LPD protocol. This is typically used for:
  • printing from AD-bound Macs to a Mac print server (e.g., print-queues.art or print-queues.theatre); or
  • printing from AD-bound Macs to a Windows print server (e.g., faa-print or faa-print2).
If you would like to add a networked printer to a non-AD-bound Mac, you may be able to make an SMB printer connection.

Impacted Systems

Affected Customers

  • All customers of above systems

Actions

  1. Gather the following information for the networked printer: server URL, queue name, printer location, and printer model information/features. This information may be available on the departmental printing documentation article: College of FAA, Services, Department Printing Overview If you cannot locate any of this information, please create an Technology Services at FAA Help Desk help request.

  2. (If necessary) Download and install the appropriate driver for the printer. If your Mac is Fully Managed or Semi-Managed, the driver may already be installed. Please create an Technology Services at FAA Help Desk help request if you need assistance.

  3. Open System Preferences.

    3-system preferences

  4. Click on "Print & Scan" and unlock the preference pane (if necessary).

    4-print and scan

  5. Click on "+" underneath the list of printers and select "Add Printer or Scanner..." in the menu that appears.

    5-add printer scanner

  6. In the "Add" window that appears, click on the "IP" button.

    6-click on IP

  7. Then enter/select the following:

    • Address: <insert print server URL here>
    • Protocol: "Line Printer Daemon - LPD"
    • Queue: <insert queue name here>
    • Name: enter a descriptive name here (suggestion: include the queue name so that Technology Services at FAA can help troubleshoot later, if necessary)
    • Location: enter the location for your reference
    • Use: You should generally choose "Select Printer Software...", then locate the appropriate driver for the printer, and click "OK".

    (Reminder: Address, Queue, Location, and installed options for the printer may be available on the departmental printing documentation article: College of FAA, Services, Department Printing Overview If you cannot locate any of this information, please create an Technology Services at FAA Help Desk help request.)

    6-add printer info

  8. Click "Add".

    7-click add

  9. Configure the appropriate installed options for the printer, then click "OK".

    8-configure installed options

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Keywords:lpd   Doc ID:63601
Owner:Michael C.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-05-24 09:54 CDTUpdated:2017-08-26 19:55 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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