To manage and track linux printing, the linux computer must print to the shared printer on any Windows computer. If there is not shared printer on Windows computer, you can share the printer on the Windows computer that has PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager installed.
To set up the PC, share the printer on the network and then connect to the printer from the linux, follow the steps below for the PC.
Step 1. On the Windows PC (or Server)
First, Enable the LDP Print Service using the following steps:
1. Click Start, and click Control panel
2. Click Programs and then click Programs and Features
3. Click Turn Windows Features on or off
4. Click to expand Print and Document Services
5. Check the box for LDP Print Services
6. Click OK and close the Programs and Features window
Next, share the Windows printer on the network using the following steps:
1. Click Start, type Devices and Printers in the Search text box
2. Click Devices and Printers from the list above
3. Right-click on the printer to be shared and click Printer properties
4. Click the Sharing tab and click Change Sharing Options
5. Check the box to Share this printer
6. Set the name for the share
(Note: use a share name with no spaces, Example: Windows_HP_Printer)
7. Click OK and then close the Properties and Devices and Printers windows
Step 2. On the Linux, add the LPD or SAMBA Printer using CUPS administration.
If you just want to track the linux printing, the Print Job Agent for Linux is not required.
Skip the following Step 3.
Step 3. Print Job Agent for Linux provides the following additional features:
1. Allows users to confirm or cancel the print jobs in the print notification popup before the print jobs actually print.
2. Allows users to enter user ID and (or) PIN before the print jobs can be actually printed.
3. Allows users to enter or select a client billing code / job code / project code before the print jobs can be actually printed.
Linux x86: PrintJobAgent and tracker_ip.ini
1. Open tracker_ip.ini, enter the computer name or the IP address of computer that has PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager installed.
2. Copy PrintJobAgent and tracker_ip.ini to Linux computer.
3. In terminal mode, run ./PrintJobAgent