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openSUSE 11.1 GNOME User Guide
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3.5 Configuring and Accessing a Windows Network Printer

Being part of a corporate network and authenticating against a Windows Active Directory server, you can access corporate resources, such as printers. GNOME allows you to configure printing from your Linux client to a Windows network printer.

To configure a Windows network printer for use through your Linux workstation, proceed as follows:

  1. Start the GNOME Control Center from the main menu.

  2. Select Hardware > Printers.

  3. Select New Printer.

    Adding a printer requires root privileges, so you must enter the root password to continue.

  4. Select Network Printer, then select Windows Printer (SMB) from the drop-down menu.

  5. Enter or select the Windows host, the printer, and the username and password required to access the Windows computer, then click Forward.

  6. Select the driver that most closely matches the printer, then click Forward.

  7. Click Apply.

    The printer is ready for use.

To print to the Windows network printer configured above, select it from the list of available printers.

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