We have a primarily Linux environment, but we have 40 Macs to support. I'm trying to integrate them into our standardized print system. We have about 50 printers shared from a CUPS server with CUPS Browsing.
I have modified
/printers/etc/cupsd.conf by removing the BrowseLocalProtocols line and adding the line
BrowseProtocols CUPS. Now I can see all of our printers when I open the
Print & Scan pane in System Preferences. Unfortunately, none of the printers show up in the print dialog for any applications.
I can add printers to the list by clicking the
+ to add a printer in
Print & Scan, selecting a printer, and clicking add. I get a dialog asking if I want to continue since a printer with the same name already exists. I'm not sure how modifying the printer on the CUPS server will affect the clients.
Is there any way to just have all cups shared printers show up in the user's printer list? Is there a way to add these printers on the command line or in a login script? Should I add them all on a system running Workgroup Manager and distribute them with MCX?