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?
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.
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.