Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 14, 2009, 06:20 AM   #1
christian2006
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
lpadmin & Printer password prompt

Hi,

A user has an issue where they are prompted for a password for the lpadmin. Now this user has a mobile home account and there are networked printers. No managed printers or queues.

I know this changed in 10.5.7 and this support doc on Apple.com http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3511 says to add the user to the group. However this is no good as I want to stop it happening. The user should never be prompted for a password regarding printers.

Has any one else had this issue?

I believe it is down to the fact that the user switches between networks. The printer queue becomes paused and then to resume the printer it is prompting for a user/password that is a member of the lpadmin group.
christian2006 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2009, 08:29 AM   #2
manowarwi
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
I ran into this problem as well. I ran a slightly modified version of Apple's KB which adds everyone who is an administrator to the lpadmin group:

dseditgroup -o edit -p -a admin -t group _lpadmin

I used ARD to push it out to all of my clients. It seems to have fixed the problem for our institution.
manowarwi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2009, 04:20 AM   #3
christian2006
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Thanks

Hi,

I found this same article on Apple eventually. It seems to work. Thankfully the user in question can have admin rights. This is still very annoying as not all user can be made admin. So when a printer gets paused for some reason they are unable to resume it with out an admin password.
christian2006 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recover or disable lost password on iPhone sclomps iPhone 0 Nov 19, 2011 11:58 AM
Mail keeps asking for password (10.6 + Mail 4.4 (1082) + Comcast) Jodeo OS X 0 Dec 15, 2010 08:41 PM
iTunes 7.2 Password Prompt Drpepper99uk Mac Applications and Mac App Store 5 Jun 29, 2007 11:35 AM
Show details by default in password prompt? Objectivist-C Mac Basics and Help 0 May 2, 2007 10:17 AM
Need Help With Adobe Printer (Not Prompting for File Location) Diomedes Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Mar 29, 2005 02:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC