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SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A MAC

By rahimd ·
Hi...I'm hitting a brick wall trying to set up a Xerox DocuColor 5750 on my network for my AppleTalk clients...apparantely, I can't user the chooser to set this monster up, there's another way I should be doing this...Xerox tech-support is lousy -- and they keep telling me there's another way in which I have to set it up, but it'll cost me an arm and a leg to get documentation for the same...I am tired, and frustrated...all my windows clients are printing fine over IP...my AppleTalk clients areanother story...help please...

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by avachon In reply to SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A ...

okay, here are the basics: Start the print manager by clicking start|choosing programs|accessories|choose print manager. Then select printer/create printer and you'll see a dialog box. Type in a name for the printer and select a driver. If printer is networked (yes?), select other from the print to menu. If you select other, you get a dialog box and you'll see Apple talk printing devices.Click ok. From the available AppleTalk printing devices dialog box, double-click a zone (if zones were created) and then a printing device. Then click ok and click Share this printer on the network.Mac users will see the name in the printer name box. click ok. The printer is now available to PC users as usual and appears in print manager. For mac users youneed to create a user account. Select control panel/services, select print server for Macintosh, and click the startup button. Dialog box comes up. Under the log on as section, click system account (default) to enable all mac users to access the printer. Click this acco

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by rahimd In reply to SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A ...
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by avachon In reply to SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A ...

(got cut off) click this account and enter a user name (no groups)to enable individual users. Click ok and then close. Macs should now have print access. They'll access the printer as usual, through the chooser. There's more about this in NT server documentation. I hope this helps.

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by rahimd In reply to SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A ...
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by fierygod In reply to SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A ...

Dang - I hate to help you set up a competitors product.

Well, the first question is the type of RIP attached. If you have a Fiery server, I can point you the right direction, If its a Splash I can't be of much help.

If it's a Fiery you firstneed to see if appletalk support is enabled in the Fiery setup. Printing out a config page should tell you this. If it is not enabled, power off the Fiery, wait until after the logo screen when a message appears to press a key to enter setup. From setup you will be able to turn on support for appletalk. After a reboot you should be able to see it in the chooser on the Mac's.

From here the easiest way to install the drivers is to drop the ppd (printer description) in the system/extensions/printer discriptions folder, and have the chooser select it. Thechnically you should use the AdobePS printer driver 8.5.1, if this is not installed, getting it in is a topic for another message, as there are factors depending on MacOS and PrintingLIB versions. The laserwrit

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by rahimd In reply to SETTING UP A PRINTER ON A ...

Thanks...that's exactly what I did earlier -- the problem though (according to a gentleman I managed to get at Xerox) is the Laserwriter 8.x -- he's going to be e-mailing me a version 8.6 that he has worked with before -- hopefully this will solve the problem.

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