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GoPrint/Windows Server setup for 10.5

Your Goal: 

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  2. Choose Print & Fax from the View menu.
  3. Click the + button to add a printer.
  4. Press the Control key while clicking the "More Printers" icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.
  5. Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar.
  6. Click Done.
  7. Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar.
  8. Choose Windows from the Type pop-up menu.
  9. In the URL field, type the printer's address in one of the following formats:smb://
  10. In the Name field, type the name you would like to use for this printer in Mac OS X.
  11. Choose the appropriate PPD or printer driver from the "Print Using" pop-up menu.
  12. Click Add.

Please reference Apple KB for a recap of this information:


  • Printing to queues from Macs is currently asking for authentication it doesn't need
  • The problem is in recent versions of the OS X 10.5.x printing client
  • A fix has been deployed using Casper
  • When users/A.T.'s/Rapid Responders install new printers, simply reboot before using them

GoPrint/Windows Server setup for 10.4

(As of 9/16/09 - this is a patch-work confiuration, that seems to work - until the GoPrint project addresses this issue)

NOTE: This is similar to the IP printing for iPrint and will break, once IP printing is no longer allow

  1. Get the Name/IP from the Sysnet IP lookup page:
  2. In Printer Setup Utility, select IP printing & paste the nameIP
  3. Select appropriate driver

NOTE: NEW printers (i.e. 4510, 3600, and 6360) will require you to go to Xerox's web site and download the appropriate driver. One of the driver installs (Xerox 4510) is actually a custom interface setup download from Xerox. You will still need to use the name/IP - third option for setup, click "No" to Printer Scout dialogue when it appears, and Uncheck the "Register..." option in order to setup that printer.

iPrint for 10.5

Lookup the printer’s fully qualified domain name by going to the Sysnet IP/Mac Lookups page at: In the example below I’m looking up a printer that I know the hostname contains CMC020. (% = Wildcard).
The above query gives me the following results.

The name we’re looking for is

Using this name you’ll need to manually build the printer by going to: System Preferences > Print & Fax >


Click the “+” to Add a Printer


Finish by clicking the “Add” button.

iPrint for ≤ 10.4

  1. Open your browser of choice
  2. Go to
  3. Scroll down the page to find your desired printer
  4. Click on the printer you’ve chosen, if your computer doesn’t have the iPrint client installed you’ll be prompted to do so before installing. This requires that you close and re-launch your browser.
  5. If you needed to install the iPrint client, re-launching your browser, then find and click on your printer once again.


Mobile Users adding/removing a printer

With Apple's recent fix for non-admin users being able to add printers, they forced mobile users to opt-in, resulting in all Carleton fac/staff users in the current Leopard build not being able install printers.

In terminal, use this command: sudo dseditgroup -o edit -n /Local/Default -a admin -t group _lpadmin

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