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credentials cached from the Dell Wyse login screen, see Example 3: Defining an SMB Printer to Use User
Credentials Cached by ThinOS (Advanced) in Using INI Parameters for Windows Network Printers (SMB).
This section will discuss both methods.
NOTE: The printer name shared by Windows must not contain any spaces or ThinOS will not be
able to use it.
Using the Printer Setup Dialog Box for Windows Network Printers (SMB)
Configuring an SMB printer is this manner forces users to enter their credentials before each printing; this
means they will be temporarily pulled out of their remote session to enter their credentials (this can be
avoided by using an INI file as discussed in Using INI Parameters for Windows Network Printers (SMB).
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1. From the desktop menu, click System SetupPrinter.
The Printer setup dialog box is displayed.
2. Click the SMBS tab, and use the following guidelines when printing to a Windows network printer:
NOTE: The printer name shared by Windows must not contain any spaces or ThinOS will not be
able to use it.
a. Select SMB — Select the SMB you want from the list.
b. \\Host\Printer — Click the browse folder icon next to the box to browse your Microsoft Networks
and make the printer selection you want from the network printers available the DNS name or IP
address of the Windows print server on the network. After entering required domain credentials,
the Printer Setup dialog box will display
c. Printer Name — Enter name you want displayed in your list of printers.
d. 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 example case, enter HP LaserJet 4100 Series PCL.
e. Printer Class — (Optional) You can leave this blank.
f. Enable the printer device — Must be selected to enable the printer.
It enables the device so it displays on the remote host.
Click Test Print and you will be prompted to enter your Windows credentials, these credentials
will be used to access the printer share. This is also the same dialog box that will display for a user
when they attempt to print to this printer.
Using INI Parameters for Windows Network Printers (SMB)
Configuring SMB printing using ThinOS INI parameters is simple and an easy way to configure printers
shared by a Windows server for all clients in your environment. The primary advantage of configuring
SMB printing using ThinOS INI parameters is that you can pre-define the domain account to use to
authenticate the printer. The following examples discuss how the credentials can be supplied.
1. Defining an SMB Printer with Generic User Credentials in Plain Text
Printer=SMB1 \
LocalName="Demo SMB Printer" \
Host=\\dp-dc-ftp \
Name="TechSupportPrinter" \
PrinterID="HP LaserJet 4100 Series PCL" \
Enabled=yes \
Username=Username1 \
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