This step-by-step article describes how to set up print services on a Windows Server 2003-based computer. To permit users of client computers that are running non-Microsoft operating systems to print, additional services must be installed on the print server. These additional print services include the following:
Print Services for Macintosh
Print Services for UNIX
NOTE: The Print Services for Macintosh service is not available in Windows Web Server 2003.
In UNIX, a program on one computer can use the line printer remote (LPR) service to send a document to a print spooler service on another computer. The receiving service is typically called a line printer daemon (LPD).
Print Services for UNIX provides both LPR and LPD services, which act independently on a Windows Server 2003-based print server.
The Line Printer Daemon Service (LPDSVC) on the print server receives documents from native LPR utilities that are running on UNIX client computers.
The LPR print monitor (Lprmon) on the print server sends print jobs to native LPD processes on UNIX computers that printers are attached to.