iPrint printer policy fails to set default printer

  • 7014402
  • 13-Jan-2014
  • 06-Mar-2014


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.x
Novell iPrint


Every iPrint Policy distributed through ZENworks has reported failure to enforce. 
An iPrint Policy is assigned to a device
The printer will deploy
The policy will not set the iPrint printer to the default printer 
The policy returns failure to enforce.

From the zmd-messages.log:

[ERROR] [1/01/2014 1:11:40.429] [1712] [ZenworksWindowsService] [39] [zeninstaller] [printer policy] [POLICYHANDLERS.PrinterPolicy.SetDefaultSettingsFailiure] [Failed to set preferences for printer  Details are Printer  does not exist.] [Printer  does not exist] [null] 

The null was shown in the log with: 

[Install printer call ends for ipp://iprint5.novell.org/ipp/iprint12] [] [] 
[printers are ipp://; Send To OneNote 2013;Microsoft XPS Document Writer;] [] [] 
[Failed to set preferences for printer  Details are Printer  does not exist.] [Printer  does not exist] [null] 

The failure is due to the mismatch of the printer call:  ipp://iprint5.novell.org/ipp/iprint12

And the printers being returned from the iprint server:  ipp://


Follow the resolution in TID 7002644 to confirm the DNS for iPrint