Novell Printer Conversion Settings

Novell Printer Conversion Settings


After you have imported NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers into the Administrator using the Printer Import, use the Printer Installer Client to convert your end user’s NDPS, iPrint, or legacy queue printers to Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printers. Use the options on this page to enable the desired Novell printer conversions. Once the printer conversions are enabled the Client will convert the end user printers during the next login.

Options

  • Enable Printer Enable Printer Installer Client to convert Novell Printers
    Enable this option if you imported printers from Novell and want to convert the existing end user Novell printers to the newly created printer. When this option is enabled the Client will convert NDPS/iPrint printers that have been imported from Novell to Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printers. Only NDPS printers that were actually imported with the Printer Import will be converted. For example if NDPS_Printer1 and NDPS_Printer2 are installed on an end user computer, but only NDPS_Printer1 was imported, then only NDPS_Printer1 will be converted to a TCP/IP printer managed by Printer Installer.

NOTE: This setting only applies to end user computers only. It does not affect the Novell server, NDPS printer objects in eDirectory, or Netware in any way.

  • Convert end user Novell NDPS printers
    Same as the above Enable Printer Installer Client to convert Novell printers option, but specifies that NDPS printers can be converted on end user computers.

NOTE: This setting only applies to end user computers only. It does not affect the Novell server, iPrint printer objects in eDirectory, or Netware in any way.

  • Convert end user Novell iPrint printers
    Same as the above Enable Printer Installer Client to convert Novell printers option, but enables iPrint printers to be converted on end user computers.

NOTE: This setting only applies to end user computers only. It does not affect the Novell server, iPrint printer objects in eDirectory, or Netware in any way.


  • Change default printer after converting existing default printer
    If when converting NDPS/iPrint printers the NDPS/iPrint printer was marked as the default printer, mark the new Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printer as the default printer.
  • Enable NDPS printer delete without Novell Connection
    Enable this option only if the Novell Client is removed before the Printer Installer Client converts the NDPS/iPrint printers. Doing so will forcefully remove NDPS/iPrint printers when they are unable to communicate with the NDPS/iPrint server.
  • Delete converted printers on end user workstations
    Enabling this option will instruct the Printer Installer Client to delete the NDPS or iPrint printer once it has successfully created the new Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printer. Only NDPS or iPrint printers that were actually imported with Printer Migrator, will be deleted. For example if NDPS_Printer1 and NDPS_Printer2 are installed on an end user computer, but only NDPS_Printer1 was imported with Printer Migrator, then only NDPS_Printer1 will be deleted after the new Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printer is installed.

NOTE: This setting applies to end user computers only. It does not affect the Novell server, NDPS/iPrint printer objects in eDirectory, or Netware in any way.

  • Delete all remaining Novell printers on the end user computer
    Be careful with this option. This option instructs the Printer Installer Client to delete all remaining NDPS/iPrint printers on the end user's computer after all printers that have been imported using Printer Migrator, have been converted. This option is very useful for removing all the remaining NDPS/iPrint printers that were not imported with Printer Migrator. This option can be enabled during the initial printer conversion, or days later to clean up any remaining NDPS/iPrint printers.
  • Use existing driver and migrate existing profile
    This option instructs the Printer Installer Client to use the existing driver and profile (device settings and preferences; duplex option, paper trays, separator page, paper size, etc…) from the NDPS/iPrint printer when creating the Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printer. If later on you update the Printer Installer managed TCP/IP printer object it will update the end per-user printers if you have it set to do so. This setting makes the conversion of end user NDPS or iPrint printers to TCP/IP printers as seamless as possible.





    • This feature is not supported with iPrint per-user printers, only iPrint per-workstation printers. The print processor is missing for iPrint user printers and requires that the driver be installed completely.
    • If this feature is enabled the Printer Installer driver and profile will not be downloaded and applied from the Printer Installer server.