Step-by-Step IPP based Print Server using CUPS - Page 3

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  1. 3. IPP Client Setup

3. IPP Client Setup

Client OS: Windows XP/2000

Start -> Settings -> Printers and Faxes


Click on “Add a printer”.


Click on “Next”.


Select option “A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer”.

Click on “Next”.


Select third option “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network:”
Note: Specify the URL provided by the administrator.


Choose the correct Driver for the printer

For example:   HP LaserJet 1020
Manufacturer: HP
Printer Model: HP LaserJet 1020

Note: If printer model is not found, install the printer drivers first then start from the beginning.

Click on “Ok”.


Select “Yes” (If you want to run this printer as default).

Click on “Next”.


Click on “Finish” to complete the task.

So, you can print your hard copies to the printer which is connected to server somewhere in the world.

- Apreciate your comments.

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Thanks to ganesh35 for this Howto! It was very helpful, using my Samsung CLP-550N as printer for my Win2000 virtual machine (VMWare) running on a Kubuntu 6.06 host-system.

But as I had some serious problem finally printing from Win2000 using IPP, I want to post my solution as a comment. Perhaps someone finds it useful.

Use the cups Web Administration tool to create a new Class (for exampleyou name it: Printer) and add your printer to this Class. Then edit the hosts file in your Win2000 system (you find it under \\Winnt\system32\drivers\etc) and add a new entry with the IP-Adress of the cups-server and the name of the computer running the cups-server (Example:   powermachine). Finally use the following URL in the AddPrinter Wizard of Win2000: http://powermachine:631/classes/Printer where you replace the italic parts with your settings. (The URL stated in the Howto http://IP-Adress:631/printers/name-of-printerqueue is NOT working with Win2000 but with WinXP)

If you still encounter error messages like "Printer is not connected to this server", then check your security settings / access settings in your cupsd.conf.

As I know the name of my computer, running the cups-server, I used this one in the hosts file. But, please correct me, if I am wrong, as the communication between the computers should finally be based upon the IP-Adress, I think you can use any name for the entry in the hosts file, as long as it is the same as used in the URL for connecting the printer with the AddPrinter Wizard. (Perhaps this may not work in pure Windows networks.)

 Thanks for comments


By: Anonymous

cool beans, it worked. now we need an article on how to download the drivers from unix/cups/samb to a new windows xp client automatically.