[SunRay-Users] Follow-me print drivers
Brad Lackey - US-SW Desktop Product Lead
Brad.Lackey at Sun.COM
Wed Jan 24 22:28:52 EET 2007
So this is certainly a difficult problem with follow me printing.... If
all your printers were the same it would be great!... but they're not.
I'm assuming that you're using uttsc...
Since we can't add/remove client side printers during a session I would
Create a flat file with the printer name and the appropriate windows
Create raw (with no filters) print queues for each of these printers.
Edit your CAM script to forward the assigned printer from Location field
Your uttsc command line should also specify the windows printer driver
contained in the printer-to-driver listing.
Then with a utaction -c script, check which printer the NEW DTU has been
assigned. If it's a different printer, kill the uttsc process and
restart it with the new forwarded printer. This will cause the need to
re-login if you switch to a DTU with a different default printer, but
your session will remain. Since most users hot desk within a similar
area their printer, this may not be that much of an issue.
Since I haven't done this yet, I'm thinking that you will need to play
with it. There may be issues.
-The disconnect logic may be too slow, showing the lock screen first,
then disconnecting and reconnecting to the login screen. Not great...
but you could find a way to make it faster.
-You will need to make sure that all load balancing and affinity is
re-established to the exact same server.
-You will need to make the printer mapping file available to all FOG
-Probably other hurdles.
On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 10:40 +1100, Marcus Young wrote:
> We use "follow-me" printing model detailed in the think-thin blog for switching print queues in rdp sessions. Just interested to know if anybody has a solution for switching the print drivers? As a work around we have been using a fairly standard Post Script driver in the windows environment - this works with most printers. However we are finding that more and more users are wanting to use three tray (PCL/PS) printers - and we have unable to find a "generic" three tray PS driver. Interested to know if anybody else has this situation and what solutions may be being used.
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