Share USB Printer from OS X Server

— OS X Server print services don’t support non-PostScript USB printers. Does
— anyone know a workaround or third party solution?

Yeap. I use this one successfully : transform temporarily your Mac OS X Server… as a Mac OS X box 🙂

Just type in Terminal :
From Guillaume Gete on the server admin list

sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/ServerVersion.plist /System/Library/CoreServices/oldServerVersion.plist

Then log out and login to your server (you will see that it displays the Mac OS X login window ).

Now, just go to the Printer System preference and activate USB printer sharing.

Now, go back to Terminal and type :

sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/oldServerVersion.plist /System/Library/CoreServices/ServerVersion.plist

And logout and login again.

There you are, your USB printer is shared. However, you may not be able to use all the nifty functions of the server’s Print service.


Server and client installed. No apparent ill-effects.

libpng safe now

Performance Cache Creates Problems

WordPress is a great tool. So are weblog editors that use XML-RPC and the metaWeblog API.

My weblog editor was failing. Finally tracked it down to truncated XML-RPC messages.

This *never* happened on my other machine (not Server)

After much chasing I have discovered that if *any* of my sites has the Performance Cache enabled the XML-RPC messages get truncated. Sigh.

For now, no Performance Cache for me.