How do you auto add printers to a host when provisioning?



  • I am not sure if I am missing something or if the functionality is just not there but I don’t see any way to add printers to a host during the host provisioning process. I know that I can add printers to a group then add those printers to all the hosts in the group but printers only get added when I do that manually and not during the host provisioning.

    Is there any way that I can configure FOG so that when I register and provision the host I can add the printers without having to manually go into the FOG dashboard and adding printers to the host? Has anyone done this with a plugin or snapin?



  • Thanks for your response @Daniel-Miller! It looks like I overlooked this plugin; it seems to be generally what I am looking for. There definitely seems to be issues related to provisioning with plugins (as has already been mentioned in the link you shared). Currently I can either have the printers auto-add using the persistent group and have snapins not run (which essentially breaks the provisioning process) or I can have Snapins run but not use the persistent group.

    I have run at least a test or two where I think I got both to work but it may have been a fluke as I can’t really replicate that. I will keep plugging along.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!



  • The process you describe is the intended behavior, but I believe @george1421 worked on a persistent group plugin. Have a look through https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/8836/basic-persistent-groups-and-1-3-0rc16 a read through and see if it matches what you are attempting. I haven’t played with persistent groups personally, but the plugin is in the menus under version 1.5.7


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