The Printer Setup dialog box is displayed.
In this example we have an HP LaserJet 4200n attached to a thin client through LPR.
2. Click the LPDs tab and use the following guidelines when printing to a non-Windows network
a. Select LPD — Select LPD1 or LPD2 port.
b. Printer Name — Enter name you want displayed in your list of printers.
c. Printer Identification — Enter the type or model of the printer in the exact text of the Windows
printer driver name — including capitalizations and spaces.
In this example, enter HP LaserJet 4200n PCL6.
d. LPD Hosts — The DNS or WINS name of the server for the network printer. An IP address of the
printer on the network can also be entered as we have used in our case example.
NOTE: If the printer is attached to another thin client on your network, the entry in the LPD
Hosts box is the name or address of that thin client.
e. LPD Queue Name — An LPD host maintains a named queue for each supported printer. Enter the
name of the queue associated with the printer used. This name can be different for each vendor.
This field is required and must be correct so that the network printer accepts incoming print jobs
properly. In our case example, auto can be used for HP LaserJet 4200n PCL6 as per
documentation found on the HP website.
NOTE: If the printer is attached to another thin client on your network, the LPD Queue
Name must match the content of the Printer Name box on the thin client with the printer
f. Printer Class — (Optional) You can leave this blank.
g. Enable the printer device — Must be selected to enable the printer enables the device so it
displays on the remote host.
Using INI Parameters for Non-Windows Network Printers (LPD)
Configuring network printing using ThinOS INI parameters is simple and an easy way to configure a
printer for all clients in your environment assuming every printer is the same.
Your INI parameters will look something like the following:
Printer=LPD1 \
LocalName="HP LaserJet 4200n" \
Host= \
Queue=auto \
PrinterID="HP LaserJet 4200 PCL6" \
NOTE: The PrinterID is the exact text of the Windows printer driver name, so if a printer driver is
named HP LaserJet 4200n PCL6 in Windows, then it must be exactly the same in the PrinterID field
in the INI parameters including capitalizations and spaces.
Printing to Windows Network Printers (SMB)
ThinOS can print to printers that are shared by Microsoft print servers. There are some configuration
requirements that need to be considered when configuring SMB printing from ThinOS which may require
changes to your thin client setup.
Since connecting to a Microsoft Windows Print Server requires domain credentials, you must provide the
credentials to ThinOS either on demand as the printer is used or by administrator setup providing
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