Mac OS X Client supports many types of printers, including network and directly connected printers. This section, however, focuses
on using the Printer Setup Utility to add printers shared from a Mac OS X Server. These printers are available to all users on the client.
On a client, launch the Printer Setup Utility located in /Applications/Utilities.
The Printer List window appears (
Figure 7.25. The Printer List window opens after you start the Printer Setup Utility.
Click the Add Printer button
on the Toolbar.
The Add Printer dialog
from the title bar.
Click the Printer pop-up menu at the top of the dialog, and select one of the following options (
If your AppleTalk network is configured with multiple zones, select the appropriate zone from the pop-up menu. In either case, AppleTalk printers automatically populate in the list. Select the printer from the list, and click Add
Figure 7.26. There are several default ways available to add a printer using the Printer Setup Utility.
Figure 7.27. You can add a printer using the AppleTalk protocol...
From the Printer Type pop-up menu, choose LPD/LPR. Enter the server's address and,
, the queue
. If you want to specify a printer driver other than the Generic driver, you may do so by selecting it from the Printer Model pop-up menu. When you're done making changes, click Add
Figure 7.28. ...or the IP Printing/LPR protocol.
You can use this option if your client is configured for Open Directory and you've added printer records to your master Open Directory server. See the task "To configure a printer in Open Directory," earlier in this chapter, for more information. Otherwise, select the printer from the list, and click Add
Figure 7.29. You can use Open Directory to add a printer that was set up with Workgroup Manager.
If your server and client are on the same subnet, you can use Rendezvous to discover printers. Printers or shared queues configured with Rendezvous automatically populate in the list. Select the printer from the list, and click Add
Figure 7.30. You can add a Rendezvous printer using the Printer Setup Utility.
If your Windows network is configured with multiple workgroups, select the appropriate workgroup from the pop-up menu. Initially you'll be presented with computers running Windows (SMB) printer sharing. Select a computer from the list, and click the Choose
). You'll have to authenticate with a
). Then, select the printer from the list, and click Add
Figure 7.31. Windows workgroups may contain printers using the Windows Printers selection of the Printer Setup Utility.
Figure 7.32. An authentication dialog appears before you choose a Windows printer.
Figure 7.33. Select a Windows printer from a workgroup after authentication.
With USB printing, plugging in the USB printer is usually enough. You may need to install the printer drivers and printer description files if a CD is included with your printer. Consult the directions and CD that came with your USB printer in that case.
Verify that the printer you just selected has been added to your Printer List window (
Figure 7.34. The Printer List window confirms all added printers.
Remember to quit the Printer Setup Utility when you're finished.