I am having problem installing IP/windows based printer on WAE device, please see my previous post and thanks for Jan for helping.
Now that I have done the upgrade to version 4.2.3, I saw warning message about legacy print services not supported and I have acknowledged all!! (CIFS legacy mode has been deprecated and no longer supported as of 4.2.x. Please migrate to CIFS Accelerator mode) On All devices including the CM the legacy print services had been disabled and the NEW CIFS Accelerator (Windows Print Accelerator is also enabled) had been enabled BUT and I mean BUT I cannot SEE at all where can I add printer to the WEAE devices or the CM either by command line or Web based.
I think I am missing something and while I am posting this, I am also doing some reading!! I am sorry if it sounds such stupid question but I have looked but I cannot see where I can add printer from. In the old version it was from cmd or GUI of WAE
So my questions are
· How do add any IP based printer to either CM or WAE
· How to install/upload drivers to WAE or CM
· How to present the printer to end users
Thanks for your time and effort and if you require further information please let me know
The alternative to running Windows on WAAS just to get a centralized print server would be to install Windows on any piece of hardware separate from WAAS and utilize the print server features of that version of Windows.
However, as you mentioned this is a single point of failure (unless of course you have multiple Windows servers acting as print servers in some redundant fashion at the DC; I would defer to the Microsoft documentation on how exactly to accomplish this).
Thus, the idea of installing WoW at your remote locations for local print services seems to be the most robust, and wouldn't require any additional hardware.