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I'm configuring a 10.10 machine for deployment in an organization with Likewise Open and Active Directory, and I need to know if Ubuntu can allow users to install printers automatically. I tested and it seemed that domain users have to manually enter their credentials to access a shared printer but also need root in order to install it. Is there a way around needing root to install printers?

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In the menu

  • system menu,
    • user and groups
    • dialog: Usersetting
      • button right: extended settings
      • Tab: userrights

There is an entry: configure printers. Maybe that is sufficient. Try it out. I didn't test it.

The names might differ, since I use xUbuntu, and the settings are de_DE, not en_US or en_SOMEWHERE - I translated myself.

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Thanks for the help! – user14146 Apr 15 '11 at 1:08
Hmm, this works for regular users but there is no option for domain users when using Active Directory. I'll post another question asking about that. – user14146 Apr 15 '11 at 18:26

You must add them to the lpadmin group. For domain users that you don't want to add one at a time, you can map local groups like this.

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