Pharos Popup 8.2 for Mac OS X

Quick Start

  1. Make sure that the latest versions of the Pharos LPD Server, the Pharos Popup Server and the Pharos Print Server are installed at your site and that at least one Pharos Spool Queue has been configured.
  2. Log in as an administrator and run the Popup installer to install the Popup client on your Mac OS X client machines.
  3. For each client machine, use the Mac OS X Print Center or Printer Setup Utility applications to add Popup printer queues.

Requirements

Pharos Popup 8.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Version 6.1 or later of the Pharos Popup and LPD Servers must also be installed at your site.

Installing Popup

To install Popup 8.2 for Mac OS X, obtain the Popup installer and run it:

  1. Log in to the client machine, using an administrator account.
  2. Obtain the file <Popup.dmg> from Pharos Systems.
  3. Double-click this file to create a new disk image in Finder. This disk contains the Popup 8.2 installer, <Popup.pkg>.
  4. Double-click the installer to run it. You will be requested to authenticate yourself as an administrator.
  5. Select a destination disk. You will only be able to select the startup disk.
  6. Click <Install> (or <Upgrade>). The installer automatically installs Popup 8.2 and required support files.

Pharos Popup will now be running on the client machine and will be automatically launched every time a user logs in.

Configuring Printers

To start using Popup 8.2 for Mac OS X 10.4, add Popup printer queues on the client machine:

  1. Open Printer Setup Utility in </Applications/Utilities/>.
  2. Click the <Add> button in the toolbar, then hold down the <Option> key on the keyboard and click the <More Printers...> button.
  3. From the topmost popup button, select <Advanced>.
  4. From the <Device> popup button, select <Pharos Print Server>.
  5. In the <Device Name> field, enter a name for the new printer queue.
  6. In the <Device URI> field, enter the Unified Resource Identifier for the desired Popup queue on a Pharos Print Server. This value should have the format "popup://print_server_address/queue_name", without the quotes. The "print_server_address" should be replaced with the domain name or IP address of the Pharos Print Server. The "queue_name" should be replaced with the name of the desired queue on the Pharos Print Server. If a Print Server has the host name "PharosServer" and a Popup queue named "MacQueue", the device URI should be "popup://PharosServer/MacQueue".
    Important: Do NOT use the address of the target printer. "print_server_address" should always be the address of a Pharos Print Server. Do NOT remove the "popup://" part of the URI.
  7. From the <Printer Model> popup button, select the type of printer associated with the Popup queue. If the desired printer is not available, selecting "Generic" will work in most cases.
  8. Click <Add>. The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.
  9. To print to the new queue, select it from the printer popup button in the print dialog of any application.

For Mac OS X 10.5, the process is similar:

  1. Open System Preferences and click on the <Print & Fax> icon.
  2. Click the <+> button.
  3. Hold down the <Control> key on the keyboard and click anywhere on the toolbar. From the popup menu that appears, select <Customize Toolbar...>.
  4. Drag the <Advanced> icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.
  5. Click on the <Advanced> button in the toolbar.
  6. From the <Type> popup button, select <Pharos Print Server>.
  7. In the <URL> field, enter the Unified Resource Identifier for the desired Popup queue on a Pharos Print Server. This value should have the format "popup://print_server_address/queue_name", without the quotes. The "print_server_address" should be replaced with the domain name or IP address of the Pharos Print Server. The "queue_name" should be replaced with the name of the desired queue on the Pharos Print Server. If a Print Server has the host name "PharosServer" and a Popup queue named "MacQueue", the device URI should be "popup://PharosServer/MacQueue".
    Important: Do NOT use the address of the target printer. "print_server_address" should always be the address of a Pharos Print Server. Do NOT remove the "popup://" part of the URI.
  8. In the <Name> field, enter a name for the new printer queue. This is the name that will be shown to users on the machine.
  9. From the <Print Using> popup button, select the type of printer associated with the Popup queue. If the desired printer is not available, selecting "Generic PostScript Printer" will work in most cases.
  10. Click <Add>. The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.
  11. To print to the new queue, select it from the printer popup button in the print dialog of any application.

Removing Popup

To remove Popup 8.2 from a client machine, run the Pharos Uninstaller:

  1. Launch the Uninstaller application in </Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities>.
  2. Select Pharos Popup and any other Pharos components that you would like to uninstall, then click <Continue>.
  3. A list of the selected items will be shown. Click <Continue>.
  4. Type in an administrator user name and password when required to do so. The selected components will be removed from the client machine.
  5. Click <Done> and log out of the client machine.

Notes

Popup is currently not compatible with the Fast User Switching feature of Mac OS X. Always disable Fast User Switching when installing Popup on a client machine.

If there are printers on the network that support Apple's Bonjour (Rendezvous) technology, users may be able to bypass the Pharos printing system. To avoid this problem, disable the Bonjour (Rendezvous) features of any such printers.

If a firewall is present between the client machine and the Pharos Popup and LPD Servers, the following ports must be opened for traffic for Popup to work properly:

  1. Port 515.
  2. Port 28203.

Need Help?

If further assistance is required, e-mail Pharos Systems.


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