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Print to a Shared Windows Printer
Authored by: focusedfreedom on Oct 03, '07 08:00:38AM

This is good info. It's the way I've always done it. However, what I've never figured out is how can I edit all of this information once a printer has been set up? Say I want to change the printer share name (on the Mac side) without having to "add" a new printer. I can't see how it can be done. Am I missing something?
Thanks.



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Localhost your CUPS
Authored by: gabester on Oct 03, '07 09:26:04AM
You can edit this stuff later via CUPS:

http://127.0.0.1:631 in your favorite web browser.

Select "Manage Printers" then "Modify Printer" for whichever one you want to change the settings on.

The only (big) problem with this hint is you have no choice but to put your credentials in clear text - this is probably not an acceptable solution in a real Windows domain environment.

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Print to a Shared Windows Printer
Authored by: matt_k on Oct 03, '07 02:21:11PM

Have you tried using CUPS through your internet browser? The address is 127.0.0.1:631. Choose 'Manage Printers', then 'Modify Printer' under the printer you want to change (if you are asked to log in, use your OS X admin login).

CUPS should take you through all of the printer's settings and allow you to change any of them.



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Print to a Shared Windows Printer
Authored by: rjbailey on Oct 03, '07 02:37:42PM
Our sysadmins require periodic network password changes that break the Windows printers on my Mac. I have my Windows network passwords saved in the cups config file at /etc/cups/printers.conf as "smb://username:password@Domain/Path/To/Printer". The easiest way to change passwords I've found is to do this from Terminal.app:
  • sudo vi /etc/printers.conf and change the password, then
  • sudo SystemStarter restart PrintingServices to restart CUPS.
  • You could also change the printer name via the same method. I haven't seen any other method of changing the Windows network password for CUPS printing. The "http://127.0.0.1:631" method doesn't seem to allow this.

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