How to send a print job from DOS to an iPrint Server

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This document instructs you how ow to send a print job from a DOS workstation or from a Windows workstation within a CMD prompt.


Send a print job from a Windows workstation using a CMD prompt
  1. Install the iPrint Client for Windows
  2. From a CMD prompt, type:
    • Syntax:
      iprntcmd -p ipp://<iPrintServerAddress>/ipp/<iPrintPrinterAgentName> <Filename>
    • Example:
      iprntcmd -p ipp:// c:\report.txt
Send a print job from a DOS workstation
Because their is no iPrint Client for DOS, you must configure an iPrint printer to receive jobs over the LPR port and submit the job from the DOS workstation using the lpr command.  The following steps are true for both iPrint on NetWare and iPrint on Linux.
  1. Enable the iPrint printer for LPR
    • Go to iManager -> iPrint -> Manage Print Manager -> Printer Agents -> Check the "LPR" box for each printer to receive print jobs from a DOS workstation -> Click Apply
  2. From the DOS terminal, type:
    • Syntax:
      lpr -S <Server> -P <iPrintPrinterAgentName> -d <Filename>
    • Example:
      lpr -S -P 2ndFlrHP -d c:\report.txt