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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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