PRINTMGR(1M) Maintenance Commands PRINTMGR(1M)


NAME


printmgr - Solaris Print Manager is a graphical user interface for
managing printers in a network

SYNOPSIS


/usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr


DESCRIPTION


Solaris Print Manager is a Java-based graphical user interface that
enables you to manage local and remote printer access. This tool can be
used in the following name service environments: LDAP, NIS, and files.
You must be logged in as superuser to use this tool.


Using Solaris Printer Manager is the preferred method for managing
printer access because Solaris Print Manager centralizes printer
information when it is used in a name service environment.


Adding printer information to a name service makes access to printers
available to all systems on the network and generally makes printer
administration easier because all the information about printers is
centralized.


Solaris Print Manager may be run on a remote system with the display sent
to the local system. See the System Administration Guide: Solaris
Printing for instructions on setting the DISPLAY environment variable.


Using Solaris Print Manager to perform printer-related tasks
automatically updates the appropriate printer databases. Solaris Print
Manager also includes a command-line console that displays the lp command
line for the add, modify, and delete printer operations. Errors and
warnings may also be displayed when Printer Manager operations are
performed.


Help is available by clicking the Help button.

USAGE


Solaris Print Manager enables you to do the following tasks:

Select a Name Service
Select a name service for retrieving or
changing printer information.


Add Access to a Printer
Add printer access on a printer client using
Solaris Print Manager.


Add an Attached Printer
After physically attaching the printer to a
system, use Solaris Print Manager to install
a local printer and make it available for
printing.


Add a Network Printer
After physically attaching the printer to a
system, use Solaris Print Manager to install
a local printer and make it available for
printing.


Modify Printer Properties
After adding access to a printer or adding
an attached or network printer, you can
modify certain printer attributes.


Delete a Printer
Delete access to a printer from the print
client or delete a printer from the print
server or from the name service environment.


SEE ALSO


ldap(1), lpget(1M), lpset(1M), attributes(5)


System Administration Guide: Solaris Printing for information on LDAP
server replication.


Although users can use the LDAP command line utilities ldapadd(1) and
ldapmodify(1) to update printer entries in the directory, the preferred
method is to use lpset. Otherwise, if the lpadd and lpmodify utilities
are used, the administrator must ensure that the printer-name attribute
value is unique within the ou=printers container on the LDAP server. If
the value is not unique, the result of modifications done using lpset or
the Solaris Print Manager, printmgr may be unpredictable.


February 25, 2017 PRINTMGR(1M)