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iPrint Client for Windows XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1 5.93

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Architecture: x86, x86-64
Security patch: Yes
Priority: Recommended
Distribution Type: Field Test File


Revision: 1
Document ID: 5174910
Creation Date: 2013-11-26 10:53:30

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abstract includes a beta iPrint Client, version 5.93 for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and Windows 2008 R2.  Note: Windows 8.1 requires additional server updates, which as of NOV2013, is available only in the iPrint Appliance 1.0.1.  The latest available OES platform support for Windows 8.1 will be made known through TID 7014111.


System Requirements:
The 5.93 iPrint client installs to the following Windows platforms:

Windows XP 32 bit
Windows 2003 32 bit
Windows Vista 32 bit and 64 bit
Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
Windows 2008 32 bit and 64 bit
Windows 8 32 and 64 bit
including Windows 8.1.  See TID 7014111 for more detail on Windows 8.1 support

Requirements unique to Windows 7 and 2008 implementation:
The iPrint Client installed to Windows 7 will print to Print Managers hosted on NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8 with the iPrint NetWare 6.5 SP8b patch set and Open Enterprise Server 2 Support Pack 2 and later. See TID 7005438 for important information regarding the Windows 7 end user experience, including recommended Microsoft KB patches.

Requirements unique to Windows 8:
The iPrint Client installed to Windows 8 will print to Print Managers hosted on OES2 SP3, OES11, and OES11 SP1 if the required software is installed.  See TID 7011315 to learn how to obtain the required software.  There are no plans to provide needed server side software to cause iPrint on Windows 8 to work with NetWare servers.

Requirements unique to Windows 8.1:
The iPrint Client installed to Windows 8.1 will print to Print Managers hosted on the iPrint Appliance 1.0.1.  There are plans to enhance OES iPrint to allow for printing from Windows 8.1.  TID 7014111 will be updated with the latest available public information on those plans.

Installing nipp.exe -
Four variations of the iPrint Client installation are included in this download; nipp.exe,, nipp-s.exe, and nipp-sr.exe. Rename any of the variations to nipp.exe so workstations requesting to install the iPrint client through the default ipp page (http://[IP_DNSofiPrintManagerServer]/ipp) will download the version of the administrator's choice. Read the "Description of files" section in this document to understand the differences among the EXEs. To install any of these versions to a specific workstation, simply double-click the executable.

To distribute the installation through the iPrint page (http://x.x.x.x/ipp):

Rename the executable of choice (nipp-s.exe or nipp-sr.exe) to "nipp.exe".
Copy the nipp and VERSION.INI to the following directories.

/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-8/x86 (32 bit)
/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64 (64 bit)
/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-7/x86 (32 bit)
/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64 (64 bit)
/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-vista/x86 (32 bit)
/var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64 (64 bit)

sys\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\clients\win-7/x86 (32 bit)
sys\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\clients\win-7/x86_64 (64 bit)
sys\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\clients\win-vista\x86 (32 bit)
sys\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\clients\win-vista\x86_64 (64 bit)

On Linux, change the permission on the nipp.exe files to execute. For example:
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp.exe
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp.exe
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp.exe
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp.exe
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp.exe
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp.exe
chmod 755 /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp.exe

Note: The nipp.exe in the win-8 directories are valid for both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Verify the 'template' directory exists.

    On NetWare, look in sys\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\
    On Linux, look in /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs\

Notes regarding iprint.ini -
In past iterations of the iPrint client (the 4.x series of clients), an iprint.ini was included for each nipp.exe OS type. In the 5.x series of iPrint clients, including this release, only one iprint.ini is included with the download package. The 5.x series clients do not look to the NovellWinVersion information found in the iprint.ini, but rather look to their respective version.ini files, which are included in this package. Therefore, the iprint.ini included in this download package shows a NovellWinVersion of 4.38. The 4.38 value is in this newly released iprint.ini for older clients which might be installed on workstations to function. Do not edit the NovellWinVersion or other NovellWinVer[..] values within the iprint.ini file. Note, the 5.x clients continue to read the other values within the file, ie: AllowAutoUpdate, ShortInstallName, AllowUserPrinters...

Description of Files:
nipp.exe = Installs the iPrint Client and displays dialog boxes and progress windows that require user intervention. This is the default installation program. = A WinZip version of the client that can be used with distribution software programs. After the file is unzipped, run setupipp.exe. For a list of the command line parameters that you can use with setupipp.exe, enter setupipp.exe /h at a command prompt. This version of the installation can be useful to set up ZENworks installation packages or 3rd party install programs.

nipp-s.exe = Installs the iPrint Client. A screen displays the progress of the install, but requires no user intervention. Note: Windows 2000/XP don't require a reboot after the install, unless using iCapture. If the printers are captured to an LPT port using iCapture, then the capture will not be available until the user manually reboots the workstation. The user will not be warned of this iCapture issue.

nipp-sl.exe = Installs the iPrint client in a mode which assumes the tree does not have Locale and Country objects (which are sometimes used in place of Organizational Unit or Organization objects). Explanation: The first time the client authenticates the user, the context information is stored in the registry. During that first time authentication, the client must walk to the root of the tree to determine if OU's and O's are used, or Locale and Country objects are used. Subsequent authentications don't need to walk the tree. The nipp-sl.exe client assumes that OU's and O's are used and therefore eliminates the need for that initial tree walking. For those environments which restrict rights to the registry, the nipp-sl.exe install of the client prevents the need to walk the tree with every login. See TID 3386741 for more information.

nipp-sr.exe = Installs the iPrint Client and reboots the workstation. A screen displays the progress of the install, but no user intervention required.

nipp-su.exe = Uninstalls the iPrint Client. A screen displays the progress of the uninstall, but requires no user intervention.

nipp-u.exe = Uninstalls the iPrint Client. The user confirms to uninstall the client, then a screen displays the progress of the uninstall.

Fix List:
TID 7008708 lists a history of bug fixes in the iPrint Client versions 5.42 through 5.93.

Fixes introduced in the 5.93 Beta iPrint Client:
Support for Windows 8.1. TID 7014111
Address security vulnerabilities reported in TID 7014184 and CVE-2013-3708. (Bug 848735)

security fixes

This release addresses security vulnerability CVE-2013-3708, as described in TID 7014184.

file contents

Compressed File Name:

Files IncludedSizeDate
nipp583/ippdocs/iprint.ini7.4 KB (7651)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/template/HP Universal Printing/template.txt3.6 KB (3722)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/template/RICOH Aficio MP 6001/template.txt3.3 KB (3428)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp-u.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/version.ini332 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp-su.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp-sr.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp-sl.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp-s.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86/nipp.zip2.8 MB (2953194)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp-u.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/version.ini332 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp-su.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp.exe5.1 MB (5380032)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp-sr.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp-sl.exe5.1 MB (5380048)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp-s.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-vista/x86_64/nipp.zip5.0 MB (5279878)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp-u.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/version.ini330 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp-su.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp-sr.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp-sl.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp-s.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:53
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86/nipp.zip2.8 MB (2953194)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp-u.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/version.ini330 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp-su.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp.exe5.1 MB (5380032)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp-sr.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp-sl.exe5.1 MB (5380048)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp-s.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-7/x86_64/nipp.zip5.0 MB (5279878)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp-u.exe2.7 MB (2932352)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/version.ini331 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp-su.exe2.7 MB (2932352)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp.exe2.7 MB (2932344)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp-sr.exe2.7 MB (2932352)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp-sl.exe2.7 MB (2932352)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp-s.exe2.7 MB (2932344)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-xp/nipp.zip2.7 MB (2832187)2013-11-26 10:10:52
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp-u.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/version.ini330 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp-su.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp-sr.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp-sl.exe2.9 MB (3053360)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp-s.exe2.9 MB (3053352)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86/nipp.zip2.8 MB (2953194)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp-u.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/version.ini330 bytes2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp-su.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp.exe5.1 MB (5380032)2013-11-26 10:10:54
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp-sr.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:55
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp-sl.exe5.1 MB (5380048)2013-11-26 10:10:55
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp-s.exe5.1 MB (5380040)2013-11-26 10:10:55
nipp583/ippdocs/clients/win-8/x86_64/nipp.zip5.0 MB (5279878)2013-11-26 10:10:55
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