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RE: [K12OSN] Building a Print server

Henry, I will be connecting four lab printers up to the Fedora print server I'm creating.  About 150 users.  What would be the minimum RAM I should have for my server?  Also, you say that you script your Windows clients to connect to the printers during login.  Is that just with a basic batch or _vbscript_ that connects the user to a printer share?  Or do you setup a local ip port for the printer on the client machine?
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From: k12osn-bounces redhat com on behalf of Burroughs, Henry
Sent: Thu 17/05/2007 9:04 AM
To: k12osn redhat com
Subject: [K12OSN] Building a Print server

I have currently implemented a Fedora Core 6 (soon to be moved to Centos 5) print server using CUPS.  I’m moving all my users to printing to the queues on this server (both Windows, Mac, and Linux).  You should follow the instructions for using the CUPS/MS postscript drivers so you can easily deploy to Windows clients using a login script.  The CUPS/MS drivers don’t need local admin access for the user to use the queues…. So no more adding special printer drivers to each client for each printer… they all use the same CUPS/MS drivers.  The next step for me is to use pykota.    I’ve got a central view of all the print jobs now so I can see if something is jammed.


Henry Burroughs

Technology Director
Hilton Head Preparatory School


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