Administrators have long relied on Microsoft’s implementation of the LPD protocol (Print Services for UNIX, TCP/IP Print Server, LPD Print Service and more) as a way of supporting applications and operating systems printing to Windows Print Servers. With Microsoft removing this feature from Windows Server 2012 onwards, PaperCut customers can continue using this protocol as a fully supported print solution.
Cross Platform PrintingLine Printer Remote (LPR) clients will be supported long into the future with the PaperCut LPD Service. Better yet, PaperCut customers who use LPD/LPR protocols will be able to benefit from PaperCut support for their end to end printing solution.
The PaperCut LPD Service
- Continues support for the LPD protocol for Windows Servers
- Allows for interop with PaperCut Print Providers
- Allows the flexible use of either the Share or Printer name when addressing the queue
- Enhances security by only allowing access to devices also shared by Windows