printmgr - Solaris Print Manager is a graphical user  inter-
     face for managing printers in a network




     Solaris Print Manager is a Java-based graphical user  inter-
     face  that  enables  you  to manage local and remote printer
     access. This tool can be used in the following name  service
     environments:  LDAP,  NIS,  NIS+, NIS+ with Federated Naming
     Service (FNS), and files. You must be logged in as superuser
     to use this tool.

     Using Solaris Printer Manager is the  preferred  method  for
     managing   printer   access  instead  of  admintool:printers
     because Solaris Print Manager centralizes  printer  informa-
     tion when it is used in a name service environment.

     Adding printer information to a name service makes access to
     printers  available  to  all systems on the network and gen-
     erally makes printer administration easier because  all  the
     information about printers is centralized.

     Solaris Print Manager may be run on a remote system with the
     display  sent to the local system. See theSystem Administra-
     tion Guide: Advanced Administration for instructions on set-
     ting the DISPLAY environment variable.

     Using Solaris Print Manager to perform printer-related tasks
     automatically  updates  the  appropriate  printer databases.
     Solaris Print Manager also includes a  command-line  console
     that  displays  the lp command line for the add, modify, and
     delete printer operations.   Errors and warnings may also be
     displayed when Printer Manager operations are performed.

     Help is available by clicking the <Help> button.


     Solaris Print Manager enables you to do the following tasks:

     Select a Name Service
           Select a  name  service  for  retrieving  or  changing
           printer information.

     Add Access to a Printer
           Add printer access on a printer client  using  Solaris
           Print Manager.

     Add an Attached Printer
           After physically attaching the printer  to  a  system,
           use  Solaris  Print Manager to install a local printer
           and make it available for printing.

     Add a Network Printer
           After physically attaching the printer  to  a  system,
           use  Solaris  Print Manager to install a local printer
           and make it available for printing.

     Modify Printer Properties
           After adding access to a printer or adding an attached
           or  network  printer,   you can modify certain printer

     Delete a Printer
           Delete access to a printer from the  print  client  or
           delete  a  printer  from  the print server or from the
           name service environment.


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWppm                     |


     ldap(1), lpget(1M), lpset(1M), attributes(5)

     System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration


     Be mindful of the following if the LDAP database is used  as
     the name service.

     1. Because the domain  information  for  the  printer  being
        updated  is  extracted from the ldapclient(1M) configura-
        tion, the LDAP server being updated must  host  the  same
        domain that is used by the current ldapclient(1M) server.

     2. If the LDAP  server  being  updated  is  a  replica  LDAP
        server,  the  updates will be referred to the master LDAP
        server and completed there. The updates might be  out  of
        sync  and  not appear immediatedly, as the replica server
        may not have been updated  by  the  master  server.   For
        example,  a  printer  that you deleted by using lpset may
        still appear in the printer list you display  with  lpget
        until  the  replica  is  updated from the master. Replica
        servers vary as to how often they are  updated  from  the
        master.   See   System   Administration  Guide:  Advanced
        Administration for information on  LDAP  server  replica-

     3. Although users can use the LDAP  command  line  utilities
        ldapadd(1)  and ldapmodify(1)to update printer entries in
        the directory, the preferred method is to use lpset. Oth-
        erwise, if the lpadd and lpmodify utilities are used, the
        administrator must ensure that the printer-name attribute
        value  is  unique within the ou=printers container on the
        LDAP server. If the value is not unique,  the  result  of
        modifications  done  using  lpset  or  the  Solaris Print
        Manager, printmgr(1M) may be unpredictable.

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