UNIX – AIX – HP-UX LPD Printer Setup – Unix to Windows Printing

To install Print Services for UNIX on Windows 2000 or Windows XP:

1.             Log on to the machine with an administrative-level account.

2.             Start the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

3.             Click Add/Remove Windows Components.

4.             Click Other Network File and Print Services, and then click Details.

5.             Click to select the Print Services for UNIX check box, and then click OK.

6.             Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the installation.

NOTE: You may be asked to provide the location to the i386 folder for the version of Microsoft Windows that you are running.


Configuring SimulatePassThrough for all printers:


1.             Start Registry Editor.

2.             From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, click the following subkey:


3.             On the Edit menu, click New, and then click DWORD Value.

4.             Name the new entry SimulatePassThrough.

5.             Double-click the SimulatePassThrough entry, and then change the data value to 1.

6.             Click OK.

7.             Quit Registry Editor.


Enable TCP/IP Print Server to start automatically:


  1. Right-click on My Computer.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. Expand Services and Applications.
  4.  Double-click TCP/IP Print Server and change the Startup type to Automatic.
    1. Click Apply.
    2. Click OK.


    Configuring a Port for Print Services for UNIX:


    1. Rename your local printer.
      1. Go to Printers and Faxes.
      2. Find your local printer.
      3. Right-click the printer and select Rename from the menu.
      4. Choose a short name for the printer, i.e., if your printer name is hp laserjet 1200n then you should rename the printer to something like hplj1200n.
    2. Click on Add a Printer.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Make sure Local printer attached to this computer is selected and that Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer is unchecked.
    5. Click Next
    6. Select Create a new port. Then choose LPR Port for Type of port.

    Windows Unix LPR Port

    1. You should now see the Add LPR compatible printer window.
    2. Put your computer name in the text box for Name or address of server providing lpd.

Add LPR Printer Unix

Your computer name can be found by clicking START and then ‘Run…’. Type cmd in the run box and select OK. You should then see a DOS prompt. Type echo %COMPUTERNAME% in the window and press enter. You should see your computer name output on the screen.
Unix to Windows Printing

Put the name of your local printer in the est box for Name of printer or print queue on that server. This should be the short name for the printer you selected in step 1-d. In this example the name is hplj1200n.

Unix to Windows Print

  1. Click OK
  2. You will now be prompted to select a printer driver. Select HP as the manufacturer and select HP Laserjet 4 as the printer model

AIX Print to Windows

  1. Click Next.
  2. Make sure Keep existing driver is selected.
  3. Click Next.
  4. You will now be asked to name the printer. This will be the name used in Oracle. The standard naming convention is mid + the first 5 letters of the location + a number.  As an example, if you are located in Atlanta, GA the printer name would be midatlan1. When selecting the number chose the number based on the number of oracles printer you have setup at your site.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Check Do not share this printer.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Check Yes to print a test page.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Finish.
  11. Click OK on the test page window.

If the test page printed successfully you have correctly setup the printer as an LPD printer.


Note: If you have a firewall enabled it needs to be disabled in order to receive print requests from Oracle.


Jason Rogers

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