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System Administration Guide: Solaris Printing
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Administering Printers by Using Solaris Print Manager (Task Map)

The following tables lists categories of printer administration tasks you can perform by using the Solaris Print Manager GUI. Note that you cannot perform all printer administration tasks by using Solaris Print Manager. For some of these tasks, for example, stopping and starting the print scheduler, you must use LP print commands. For more information, see Administering Print Requests by Using the LP Print Commands (Task Map).

Task

Description

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Delete a printer or access to a printer by using Solaris Print Manager

Use Solaris Print Manager to delete local and remote printers and remove printer access. However, you cannot move queued print requests to another printer by using Solaris Print Manager.

How to Delete a Printer by Using Solaris Print Manager

Set or reset miscellaneous printer definitions by using Solaris Print Manager

Add, modify, delete a printer, and add printer access by using the Solaris Print Manager GUI tool. Many of the same options that can be used with the lpadmin command are also available in Solaris Print Manager.

Setting Printer Definitions by Using Solaris Print Manager

How to Delete a Printer by Using Solaris Print Manager

Use this procedure to remove a printer from service and to remove the printer information from the print server.

For information about how to delete a printer and remove printer access by using LP print commands, see How to Delete a Printer and Remove Printer Access by Using LP Print Commands.

  1. On the print server for the printer that you want to delete, log in as superuser, lp, or assume an equivalent role.
  2. Stop accepting print requests for the printer.
    # reject printer‐name
  3. Move any print requests that are still in the print queue to another printer.

    For information about how to move print requests to another printer, see How to Move Print Requests to Another Printer.

  4. Stop the printer.

    For information about how to stop printing, see How to Enable or Disable a Printer.

  5. Start Solaris Print Manager as described in the procedure, How to Start Solaris Print Manager.
  6. To delete the printer, follow these steps:
    1. From the list of available printers, select the printer that you want to delete.
    2. From the Printer menu, select Delete Printer.
    3. Click OK to save your changes.
  7. Verify that the printer has been deleted:
    # lpstat -p printer-name
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