What do you use to print from a mac? I am trying to decide to redo our print server and am unsure of the best way to print from a mac. We currently have print servers at each location however it mostly works for windows and not at all for mac so most of our macs(most of our district is mac) we just type in the ip of the printer. I am looking at using a print server or google cloud print or using jamf config profile . Our jss just have all of the computers in it but not in any grouping by campus so i would have to gather all the macs in an inventory to even use config profile. Is there a way to filter computers by ip? so i could create a group by whatever the ip is at the time?
@WBS - I personally display all printers in Self Service and then limit them to Network Segments (Which are linked to Buildings) and that way when the users inventory updates their Self Service would only show printers relevant to them in that site. Package the Printer Mapping and Printer Drivers in one policy Scope it to All Computer and limit to the building or network segments you wish to.
Alternatively you can look at a managed print solution like Papercut
So i configured my network segments first...
Within the network segment specify any machines that meet the IP range fall into this building.
Then, make your Printer policy... i.e.
Scope is set to All Computers...
Limitations are limited to Network Segment
When a user is in that IP range, and Casper knows about it, Self Service will update and show you printers.