Using the Printer Setup Dialog Box for Configuring LPD Services
From the Classic Desktop mode only, a thin client can be configured to provide LPD (Line Printer
Daemon) services making the thin client a printer server on the network. Set up the thin client that is to
provide LPD print services as follows:
To configure LPD Services using the Printer Setup Dialog Box.
1. From the desktop menu, click System Setup → Network Setup to open the Network Setup dialog
2. Enter a static IP address for the thin client.
3. From the desktop menu, click System Setup → Printer to open the Printer Setup dialog box and
select any of the listed ports.
4. Select a LPT.
5. Name the printer in the Printer Name box.
6. Enter the Printer Identification type or model of the printer in the exact text of the Windows printer
driver name — including capitalizations and spaces. In our example case, enter HP LaserJet 4000
7. You can leave Printer Class blank.
8. Select Enable the Printer Device.
9. Select Enable LPD service for the printer.
10. For Setting Up Windows 2003/2008 Servers, see Setting Up Windows 2003/2008 Servers.
Setting Up Windows 2003/2008 Servers
To Configure Setting the Windows 2003/2008 Servers
1. Navigate to Control Panel → Administrative Tools → Services and ensure the Microsoft TCP/IP
Printing service is installed. If it is not, install it using the Microsoft installation instructions.
2. Add the thin client as the LPD printer by completing the following:
a. Navigate to Control Panel > Printers > Add Printers > Local Printer > Create a new port and
select LPR PORT.
NOTE: If you do not see LPR Port, ensure that the Microsoft TCP/IP Printing service is
b. Type the thin client IP address or DNS name in the Name or address of host providing LPD box.
c. Type the printer name assigned in Using the Printer Setup Dialog Box for Configuring LPD
Services in the Name of printer on that machine box.
d. Click OK, and then click NEXT.
3. After you have selected the printer, you can perform your normal printer setup for the application
server. For example, select the manufacturer printer type and printer name.
Using INI Parameters for Configuring LPD Services
Configuring LPD printing using ThinOS INI parameters is simple and an easy way to configure a ThinOS
thin client to be a basic network print server, to share local printers with other thin clients.
Your INI parameters will look something like the following:
Name="HP LaserJet 4000" \
PrinterID="HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL" \