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LPRing a Text File to FFPS (fault isolation)

On a Windows™ Workstation

Enabling LPR Printing

  1. Click on the Start button on your task bar to open a pop-up menu.
  2. In the pop-up menu, click on Control Panel in the right-hand column to open the Adjust your computer's settings window.
  3. In the Adjust your computer's settings window, click on Programs and Features to open the Uninstall or change a program window.
  4. In the left-hand margin of the window, click on Turn Windows features on or off to open the Windows Features window, and wait for the window to populate.
  5. Place a checkmark in the box to the left of Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications and another checkmark under the header of Print and Document Services, in the box to the left of LPD Print Service and next to LPR Port Monitor.

    NOTE: You will be prompted to allow Windows to restart. Allow it.

Creating a Text File
( to be used for Testing File Sending and Printer Functionality)

  1. On your PC keyboard, while holding down the key with the Windows logo on it, tap the letter r to open a Run window.
  2. In the Open field, type cmd and then tap your [Enter] key to open a DOS-like command line window.
  3. In the command line window, type cd Desktop and tap your [Enter] key to position yourself in your Windows desktop folder.
  4. At the prompt, type echo This is a test. > test.txt and tap your [Enter] key to create a file called test.txt on your Windows desktop.

Sending the File to Your FFPS Queue

  1. In the command line (DOS) window, type lpr -S <ip> -P <q> test.txt (substituting your FFPS ip address for <ip>, and substituting your qualified HOLD queue name case-sensitively and in its entiredy for <q>) and tap your [Enter] key.

    NOTE: This will send a valid text file to your queue and will test network connectivity by its arrival and will test the print function without the interference of drivers or driver settings by being able successfully to release the file).

On an Apple Mac Workstation

  1. While holding down your key, tap the spacebar to open a Spotlight Search window.
  2. In the Spotlight Search window, type terminal and tap your [Enter] key to open a UNIX terminal window.
  3. In the UNIX terminal window, type cd Desktop and tap your [Enter] key to reposition yourself into your Desktop folder.
  4. At the prompt, type echo This is a test. > test.txt and tap your [Enter] key to create a file called test.txt on your Macintosh desktop.
  5. In the terminal window, type lpr -H <ip> -P <q> test.txt (substituting your FFPS ip address for <ip>, and substituting your qualified HOLD queue name case-sensitively and in its entirety for <q>) and tap your [Enter] key.