CUPS - automatically adding driver to windows PC's

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robertw
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CUPS - automatically adding driver to windows PC's

Post by robertw » 2018/01/06 20:52:09

hi all,

i have made a CUPS server and i have installed papercut NG on it aswell

it works great im really happy as the end users need to download the papercut client via the smb share (\\CUPS\client), once they download that they then add the printer via -

http://CUPS:631/printers/printer_name

but then it asks the end user for the driver to install, is there a way to automatically dish it out so the end user does nothing as they arnt tech savy shall we say

cheers,

rob

robertw
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Re: CUPS - automatically adding driver to windows PC's

Post by robertw » 2018/01/07 14:58:32

Used this -

https://www.cups.org/doc/man-cupsaddsmb.html

Once copied drivers to folder you have to run this command -

cupssmbadd -v -a

Using the v option you can see if success or errors and this will help you resolve problem

robertw
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Re: CUPS - automatically adding driver to windows PC's

Post by robertw » 2018/01/08 15:09:55

i added the printer via the cups web gui so people who want to add it can do it like this in add/remove printers -

http://172.16.9.16:631/printers/fp_basement

having this problem now, can anyone help me out please?

https://s18.postimg.org/q1nymkxu1/printers.png

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