[THIN] Re: Printers

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 15:01:17 +0100

Which version of Office are you talking about?

Using Office XP, I can invoke the find printer dialogue from the print
menu - that allows AD to be searched for printers.

Doing anything more prescriptive, and you'd have to (likely) embed code
- which is still possible.

The IIS / web thing seems rather implausible - because printer
searching, and printer mapping is all client-side.

You could do this via client-side scripting, within the web interface,
but you'd either need to do complex things within the IE security model,
embed something else (activeX or some similar control), or use the HTA

To be perfectly honest, I think you'd be best served by looking at the
printer search mechanism of AD - unless the subnet thing is untenable.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Philip Walley
> Sent: 02 April 2004 14:54
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Printers
> My reason for not using AD to search is this is in a citrix 
> environment that does published apps. From within the app, I 
> have no way of running a search in AD that I know of. If you 
> have a suggestion, then I am all ears. I emailed my app dev 
> guys and I am seeing if they can work out a plug-in to add a 
> search feature to the print dialog box. I still am trying to 
> figure out how I'm going to get this all organized even if I 
> do get this working.=20
> In the case of using IIS, when you find the printer you want, 
> can you just print to it w/o having to install the printer? 
> What I see happening is with all the people that will be 
> doing this, the printers will continually be installed on the 
> server and not deleted.=20
> I like the idea from thinprint. I had found something similar 
> to that when I was looking around. If there is nothing to 
> install it may be the way to go to resolve this particular 
> situation. =20

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