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LPD printer setup on Xpe, WES 2009, WES7

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2017 11:29AM PST
Problem: There is a need for LPD printer on XPe or WES 2009 CLI client.

Discussion: You can configure the CLI client to act as a print server on your network.  This is called LPD.


1.  Reboot and login in as Local Administrator, Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Administrative
     Tools>Computer Management>Services
2.   Right Click on 'TCP/IP Print Server' and select 'Properties'
3.   On the 'General' tab select the 'Startup type' to be 'Automatic'
4.   On the 'General' tab click on the 'Start' button underneath the 'Service status'
      then click to 'OK' button at the bottom of the 'Properties' screen
5.   Close the 'Computer management' and 'Administrative tools' screens
6.   If you have not yet configured a local printer then Click Start>Settings>Printers
      and Faxes. If you have already configured and tested a local printer, skip to step 13
7.   Doubleclick 'Add Printer'
8.   Click 'Next' on the Welcome screen
9.   Select 'Local printer attached to this computer' then click 'Next'
10. Select 'Use the following port' and select the port your printer is attached to
11. Select the brand and model of your printer then click 'Next'. NOTE: you may need
      to obtain the printer driver "CAB" file from the printer vendor, or Windows CD to finish this process.  You can also download the XP printer cabs from  Put them on a USB disk, or LAN resource and point the wizard to that location.
12. Select 'Yes' to make this your default printer then click 'Finish'
13. Right click on the newly added printer and select 'Properties'
14. On the general tab remove all spaces from the printer name or rename it with a name with continuous letters (no spaces) then click 'OK'
15. Close the printers and faxes window.

You are now configured as an LPD server.   The server ip address will be the ip address of this XPe/WES machine.  The queue name will be the name you modified/created in step 14.

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