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Updated Jan 16 2003

The Point and Print/Click and Print page
 
 

This page is here to help you understand and configure the powerfull Point and Print/Click and Print features of Netware 4x/5x, Windows NT4 and Windows 2000
 
 
 
 

1.  What is Point and Print/Click and Print?
2.  What does this mean to me?
3.  What NOS's support it?
4.  What type of printer driver is required?
5.  We tested Click and Print with a Canon NDPS Gateway.  What was our testing environment?
6.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, how do I Add printer drivers to the Netware 5.x server for Click and Print?
7.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing,  how do I associate an NDPS printer object with a specific driver?
8.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, how can I setup the Driver to automatically download at Client Login?
9.  After Clicking on the NDPS Printer, I get a Spool32 Error
    or
After Clicking on the NDPS Printer, some of the files are installed but others are requested on the local machine
10.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, What other issues may come up when a Windows client uses Click and print?
11.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, do I have to configure the drivers on all the workstations?
12.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, from Windows NT4 or 2000 I cannot browse the Network Neighboorhood to see the NDPS Printers.
13.  How do I setup Click and Print on Windows NT4?
14.  How do I setup Click and Print on Windows 2000?
15.  How can I install a Windows 2000/XP driver on Windows NT 4 for Click and Print?
16.  How do I use Click and Print on the Windows NT4 2000 Workstation?
17.  Pushing the PostScript Driver down to W2k and XP from NetWare

For more info on NetWare5 check this handy page
 

1.  What is Point and Print/Click and Print?
Point and Print or Click and Print (from here on called Click and Print) is a NOS feature allowing for very simple and seamless printer driver and port installation.
 
 

2.  What does this mean to me?
Rather than installing a printer driver and browsing for a port or queue, the customers Admin can install a Printer driver for Windows clients on the NOS server.
Windows clients simply have to login to the server, browse for the printer icon and click on it.  The printer drivers and printer port is automatically installed on the Windows client.
In some cases the driver is automatically installed without any user intervention.
 
 

3.  What NOS's support it?
Netware 4x/5x, Windows NT4 and Windows 2000

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4.  What type of printer driver is required?
This is a very important question.  Click and print requires a single disk inf style (Add printer) printer driver.
If your drivers come on multiple disks, you have to play around to trick the Inf's to see only 1 source.
If your drivers have only a Setup and no Inf file, you will probably not be able to use Click and Print.
 
 

5.  We tested Click and Print with a Canon NDPS Gateway.  What was our testing environment?
NetWare Servers
Netware 5.0 SP6
Netware 5.1 SP3

Windows Clients
Windows 9x Client 3.21
Windows NT4 Client 4.8 SP3
Windows 2000 Client 4.8 SP3

NDPS Gateway
Canon NDPS Gateway V1.02

NDPS Printer Agents
Using Three printer Agents.
iR330pcl
iR330ps
iR330fax

Printer Drivers
PCL 4.81
PS 2.0
Fax 1.5
 
 

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6.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, how do I Add printer drivers to the Netware 5.x server for Click and Print?
This section assumes you have already installed and configured the Canon NDPS Gateway environment.
If you have not,  please review our Canon NDPS Printing pagefirst.

Important!! Make sure the driver files you plan on uploading to the server are not read only!!  Look here for more details.

Double Click on the Netware Broker (Look for the 3 overlapping Triangles icon)
Click on the Resource Management (RMS) Tab
Click on Add resouces
Highlight the OS you wish to add drivers for
Click Add, Browse and provide the path for INF style of drivers
Double Click on the INF file and choose OK
You can also browse for Native Windows Drivers (Cab Files)
This will upload drivers specific to an OS.  In some cases, one driver may contain an INF for multiple printers.  Later you will be able to choose which specific driver your printer will use.
(NetWare is smart enough to not allow you to upload an indifferent driver for an OS.  IE 9x driver for a NT4 OS)
You may receive an error "One or more of the drivers selected already exists in the RMS".  This means another similar driver is already on the server.
Use Replace to replace the existing drivers.  This will overwrite the existing drivers on the server
Use Annotation String to upload the drivers within another folder.  The Annotation String text you type is visible when you associate a driver for your printer in later steps.
 
 

7.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing,  how do I associate an NDPS printer object with a specific driver?
This section assumes you have already installed and configured the Canon NDPS Gateway environment.
If you have not, please review our Canon NDPS Printing pagefirst.

  1. Double Click on the NDPS Printer Agent (A printer icon located below the Broker icon)
  2. Click on Configuration
  3. Highlight Default Printer Configuration
  4. Click Modify
  5. Click Drivers
  6. Highlight your OS
  7. Highlight the driver you wish to use
  8. Click Ok
  9. Repeat this process for all the OS's you wish to setup Click and print for.
  10. Click OK when you are done.


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8.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, how can I setup the Driver to automatically download at Client Login?
This section assumes you have already installed and configured the Canon NDPS Gateway environment.
If you have not, please review our Canon NDPS Printing pagefirst.

  1. Double Click on the NDPS Printer Agent
  2. Click NDPS Remote Printer Management
  3. Check Install to workstations in this container.  You can also select a default driver.


When the Windows Client Logs in, a few moments wait is all that is required
No Client intervention is needed
 
 

9.  After Clicking on the NDPS Printer, I get a Spool32 Error
        or
     After Clicking on the NDPS Printer, some of the files are installed but others are requested on the local machine

Ensure the drivers that were upload to the Netware Server are not read only.

Here is a snip from the Windows 9x and NT4/W2K Client32 Readme.

If you attempt to copy drivers that are set as Read-Only, then the Microsoft API will copy the files as .TMP files. This will cause problems when users attempt to download the driver because the driver will not be found. Make sure the files in the area that you copy from are not Read-Only.

 

10.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, What other issues may come up when a Windows client uses Click and print?
If your clients want to manually add the NDPS printers onto their workstations, the following questions will be asked

1. Before using this printer, it must be setup on your computer
After double clicking on a NDPS printer object the client may be required to say yes to this question. A few moments wait is necessary

2. Do you want to print from MS-DOS based programs?
(This Window may appear behind another Windows so minimize all open Windows)
Windows will detect this driver is already installed.  The client may be asked to keep or replace the existing driver
We suggest using Keep Existing Driver
(This issue occurs with a Native HP driver so this is not a Canon issue)

3.  Do you wish to use this printer as the Default Printer.  Do you wish to send a test page?
Hopefully you dont need help here.
 
 

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11.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, do I have to configure the drivers on all the workstations?
Unfortunately Yes.  We have not figured out a way to configure the driver files before uploading them to the Novell Server.
 
 

12.  With Canon NDPS Gateway Printing, from Windows NT4 or 2000 I cannot browse the Network Neighboorhood to see the NDPS Printers
I tried to figure this one out for an entire afternoon and had to give up  :-)
Use Add Printer, Next, Network printer and browse for the Netware Server.  You should be able to see the Printers this way.
 
 

13.  How do I setup Click and Print on Windows NT4?
I have not made a page on this yet sorry
 
 

14.  How do I setup Click and Print on Windows 2000?

  1. Click and Print requires inf or add printer style printer drivers.  Have the Windows 9x/Me/2000 drivers ready.
  2. Decompress the drivers and ensure that none of the driver files are not set to read only!!
  3. As Administrator, install the Windows 2000 printer driver.
  4. For TCP/IP printing, we recommend using LPR port rather than the Standard Port Monitor  For help click here.
  5. After installing the driver, right click on it and choose Sharing.
  6. Choose shared as, provide a share name.  15 characters or less, no spaces
  7. Select additional drivers
  8. Check the environment you wish to add.  Choose only 1 to be safe.  Click ok
  9. When prompted for the Windows 2000 CD ROM, click ok.
  10. Browse your driver installation disks.  Click OK to install the driver.
  11. Repeat for any other environments.


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15.  How can I install a Windows 2000/XP driver on Windows NT 4 for Click and Print?
Normally, Windows NT4 server has no option for installing a Windows 2000/XP driver.

Here is a procedure to do so
Decompress the drivers and ensure that none of the driver files are set to read only

1.   Install the driver on a Windows 2000/XP machine.  You can select the parallel port for simplicity.
2.   From the Windows 2000/XP machine, browse the network for the NT4 machine.
      (IE Click on Start-run and enter \\(NT4 Server_netbios_name) you can use the IP address also)
3.   Logon as Administrator
4.   Double click on the Printers folder
5.   Right click the printer you wish to associate the Windows 2000/XP driver to and select sharing.
Under Windows XP you may get the message  "As a security measure, windows has disabled remote access ..."
You can choose to play with the setup wizard and a reboot ...
Or you can choose;
"If you understand the security risks but want to share printers without running the wizard, click here"
and after clicking that choose "Just enable printer sharing"
6.   Click on Additional drivers.
7.   Select "Windows 2000 or XP" and choose OK
8.   You may be prompted regarding a Digital Signature.  Click Yes
9.   You should be prompted to provide the path for the Windows 2000/XP driver you wish to use.  Browse for the Windows 2000/XP driver
10.  The Windows 2000/XP driver will be uploaded to the NT4 print server.
11.  It will now be available for future Click and print installs.


This is an adaptation of a Microsoft Knowledge Base document Q263090
http://support.microsoft.com/
 
 

16.  How do I use Click and Print on the Windows NT4 2000 Workstation?

  1. You must have a user account on your Windows NT4 or Windows 2000 server.
  2. This user must be at least a member of the Print operators group
  3. You must be logged in to this server.
  4. Now from your Windows 9x, Windows Me, NT4 or 2000 workstation, browse the Network neighboorhood for the print queue
  5. Double click on the print queue
  6. You will be prompted "In order to be able to use this printer..."  Select OK to begin the Click and Print process
  7. Wait while the printer port and driver is installed
  8. If Click and Print is successfull, no error messages should come up.
  9. If you are prompted to load the printer driver, Click and Print has not been correctly setup for your version of OS.

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17.  Pushing the PostScript Driver down to W2k and XP from NetWare
From Jack Nowak (thanks Jack)

W2k and XP are the only MS OSes that we have to install using this method. NT4, 9x and ME will install using "normal" way.

The problem with Novell and win2k is that our inf invokes win2k inf. Therefore, you need files from windows which are not included in our zip files. We have to associate them manually.

To associate them manually install our printer driver on a win2k PC and print the test page. Then, create a new directory, unzip our driver (the .inf version, usually it consists of an inf file and a ppd) and copy all win2k files listed on the printed test page. Typically:

Our driver files (Z60 in this case):
oemsetup.inf
enfc5b10.ppd

Common win2k files:
PSCRIPT5.DLL
PS5UI.DLL
PSCRIPT.HLP
PSCRIPT.NTF

Next, we have to register the printer in Novell. Simply point to the directory containing all files listed above and that's it.

It works for all true Adobe PS printers on win2K.
 
 


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