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Configuring a Print Queue, Batch Queue?

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The Question is:

How do you configure a print queue?

The Answer is :

  At its very simplest, the DCL command INITIALIZE/QUEUE will be used.
  (Specifics and details obviously involve the particular target printer.
  And a one- or two-line question is often surprisingly and exceedingly
  difficult for the OpenVMS Wizard to answer.)
  For an introduction to configuring batch and print queues on OpenVMS,
  please see the system manager's manual in the OpenVMS documentation set.
  For IP-based network printing, please see topics including (1020) and
  please also see the TCP/IP printing documentation for details of telnet
  and lpr/lpr printing.
  For Postscript printers, please see the DCPS DECprint Services product
  documentation, and various DCPS discussions here in Ask The Wizard.
  (Recent versions of OpenVMS include a license for DCPS.)
  The OpenVMS Wizard does not generally recommend parallel port printing,
  though such configurations can sometimes be possible -- depending on
  the printer and the platform and the available controller(s).  (Network
  printers are generally easier to configure and operate.)
  For other printers, details on the printer and on the particular printer
  connection (serial, parallel, DECserver LAT, IP, etc) involved will be
  required.  Please contact the support center.
  For related queue management information and particularly for details on
  the f$getqui lexical function -- should you wish to access the print or
  batch queue information from within a DCL command procedure -- please
  see topics including the following: (813), (1240), (2159), (3951),
  (4546), (4568), (4903), (5188) (5471), (5567), (5651), (5793), (5982),
  (6315), (6877), (6944), etc.  This will be of interest once you have
  the queue(s) configured, and wish to start managing the job(s) in the
  queue(s), as well as managing the queue(s).

answer written or last revised on ( 24-NOV-2003 )

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