Distribute printer installation on network

Discussion in 'macOS' started by redeye be, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

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    Hi,

    Here's our situation:
    We're going to install 7 new network printers (the multifunction copier type) in our network of about 100 OS X computers (and a few PCs).
    I was wondering if there is a way to "copy" the print&fax settings from one computer to all of them. This would save us the time of manually adding and configuring each driver.

    I had a look at /Library/Printers/InstalledPrinters.plist.
    "The document "InstalledPrinters.plist" could not be opened". Which seems logical as it is a 0k file.

    Nothing of use in /Library/Preferences either.

    Any hints/solutions?

    (We currently still run 10.5.6)
     
  2. Eberhard Werne macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    If you have a network you can install novaPDF Printer on a single computer and share it as a network printer. You can run your application on any computer in the network and print to the shared printer. The advantage is when you upgrade novaPDF Printer to a new version, you only will have to upgrade on the printer server computer.
     
  3. redeye be thread starter macrumors 65816

    redeye be

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    Hey Aberhard,

    Thank you for the suggestion.
    We are however trying (not trying actually, we're doing it) to avoid using a printserver.
    Going this route would also disable us from using the installed options on the printers (hole puncher, stapler, ...).


    Any other takers?
     
  4. redeye be thread starter macrumors 65816

    redeye be

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    No easy solution except for ARD.
    Looks like we're going that route.
     

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