Archived - Mac OS X Server 10.5: Printer pauses when printing to a Mac OS X Server IPP print queue

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Symptoms

When clients try to print to an IPP printer that is served via Mac OS X Server 10.5, the printer may pause if a print queue name was not defined when the printer was added to the client's Printing preferences pane.

Resolution

On the client computer, add the printer again using these steps:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Print & Fax.
  3. Click the Add (+) button.
  4. Click IP.
  5. From the Protocol pop-up menu, choose “Internet Printing Protocol – IPP.”
  6. In the Address field, enter the server’s DNS name or IP address (not the printer’s name or address).
  7. In the Queue field, enter:  printers/Queue-id
    Note: The Queue-id is located after the colon in Server Admin/Print/Queues/Printer:
     
  8. From the "Print Using" pop-up menu, choose the printer type. If you’re not sure of the type, try Generic PostScript Printer.
  9. Click Add.

Additional Information

A blank value for the queue is not supported.  CUPS does not support a "default" queue for shared printers.  The queue name for manually configured IPP queues must be in the form "printers/<queue-id>", where queue-id is the CUPS queue identifier from the server.  The Print Service sharing name cannot be used in this configuration.

Last Modified: Aug 2, 2013
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