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There is a bug in pr05, see bug #967. You fix it by running the command
ln -sf /etc/cups/cupsd-debian-edu.conf /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
Once that bug is ironed out, adding printers and instantaneously making them available to all users, and seen by all server is a mather of simply just installing the printer.
If the printer is placed in the backbone switch, that is in the 10.0.2.0/23-network, logon to your Thinclientserver, or Combi-server, and use the built in printermanagement in KDE, which is just a graphic frontend to CUPS. Later you might opt for using a webbrowser and the address http://tjener.intern:631 or http://ltspserver00.intern:631, depending where you actually installed you printer.
You must use Konqueror, Firefox will not work.
In the screenshots below, notice that the Print system currently used: is CUPS. Make sure that it stays this way, and do not use any of the other printsystems, unless you really know what you are doing.
First open Konqueror, or just your filemanager, and enter the address print:/, from there choose Manager
If you are lazy, and a terminaljunkie, start it from the commandline
Now go to Add and choose Add new printers/classes. You could of course just have started with the url print:/manager
Here you just press Next
Here you choose what kind of connection your printer has, I strongly recommend using a network printer, so in this case you must choose Network printer (TCP), then choose Next