Specifying NetWare Print Services
In NetWare 5.1 or 6.0, NDPS may also be used as the print service. If you use NDPS, use the Novell printer gateway included
with NetWare. For details on configuring NDPS, refer to the NetWare documentation.
NDS (Novell Directory Service) and bindery
NDS and bindery are both supported. Use the mode that is compatible with your network environment.
Queue server mode and remote printer mode
Queue server mode and remote printer mode are both supported.
Queue server mode
When using queue server mode, all print server functions are supported, so there is no need for other print
server software or hardware. In NDS queue server mode (NDS PServer), the NDS print server is used for
printing. In bindery queue server mode (Bindery PServer), the bindery print server is used for printing. Note
that if you use queue server mode, a NetWare user license is required for each network interface.
Remote printer mode
In remote printer mode, the printer is controlled by the NetWare print server. Thus, a NetWare print server is
required. In NDS remote printer mode (NPrinter), the NDS print server is used for printing, and in bindery re-
mote printer mode (RPrinter), the bindery print server is used for printing.
Using NWADMIN or PCONSOLE to set up the print server
Use NWADMIN to set up the print server if NDS queue server mode or remote printer mode is used.
Log into NetWare as Administrator or with equivalent rights, and then start NWADMIN.
Run Quick Setup.
Choose Print Services Quick Setup in the Tools menu.
Enter a desired name in Print Server Name. To use an existing print server, click the button at right and
choose the name from the list.
Enter a desired printer name in Name.
To use the printer in queue server mode, choose Other/Unknown in Type. To use the printer in remote
printer mode, choose Parallel in Type, click Communications, and set Ports to LPT1 and Connection
Type to Manual Load.
Enter a desired queue name in Name.
In Volume, enter the volume object (that is, the object representing the physical volume on the network)
where the print queue will be created. Click the button at right to choose from a list.
Complete other settings as needed and click OK.
Set a password.
Right-click the print server created in step 2 and choose Details.
Click Change Password to open the password input dialog box. Enter the password.
Click OK to close the password input dialog box.
Click OK or Cancel to close the details dialog box.
The print server name will be required when configuring the printer's protocol settings. Write down the print server
name for future reference.
When running Quick Setup, the printer is assigned printer number 0. When using the printer in queue server mode,
do not change the printer number from 0.