Xlpd Tutorial

Configuring MS Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Last modified: Monday, May 16, 2011 9:23 PM

If you install and run Xlpd on a Windows PC with a printer attached, the PC becomes a printer server. And if you are sitting on another networked PC and want to process remote UNIX/Linux print job. You can configure your PC to use the remote printer.
  1. In the Control Panel, open Printers and Faxes.
  2. Double-click Add a Printer. RESULT: An Add Printer Wizard opens.
  3. In the Local or Network(Wireless, Bluetooth) Printer page, select Local Printer, and then click Next.
    RESULT: The Choose a Printer Port step appears.
  4. Select Create a new port.
  5. In the Type of port list box, choose Standard TCP/IP Port.
  6. Click Next.
    RESULT: The step of typing a printer hostname or IP address appears.
    • In the Printer Name or IP Address box, enter the IP address or hostname of the PC where Xlpd is installed.
    • In the Port Name box, enter any unique port name. You may use the name automatically created when the printer name or IP address is entered.
    • Click Next.
      RESULT: The Additional Port Information Required step appears.
  7. In the Device Type area, select Custom.
  8. Click Settings. RESULT: A Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor dialog box opens.
    • In the Protocol area, select LPR.
    • In the Queue Name box, enter the queue name of Xlpd. If this name is not already registered in Xlpd and a print job is sent to Xlpd using this queue, then Xlpd will print the job using its default queue or create a new queue automatically depending on the Xlpd settings.
    • Select the LPR Byte Counting Enabled check box.
    • Clear the SNMP Status Enabled check box.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click Next, and follow the instructions on the additional steps for further configuration.