Enable iOS devices to print to Windows Print Server using AirPrint

I was recently looking into having iOS devices print to Windows Print Server using the AirPrint feature, in order to do so I found a number of articles to install third party tools to achieve this.

Firstly, I needed to install the Bonjour Print Services from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999 and if required enable inbound connections on UDP service port 5353.

Once this is installed, you will need to install the AirPrint component from http://cdn.tweaks.com/dl/article_mirror/airprint_installer.exe.

Once downloaded run the executable, and select Install AirPrintService and set to the Startup Type to Automatic.

Authentication may be handled by using the domain account of the user, or by granting the guest account access, this will require you to enable the local guest account on the print server.

I had one issue which was fixed by downloading registry entries and following the steps at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1293865, for iOS devices that are version 5.x and higher.

One thought on “Enable iOS devices to print to Windows Print Server using AirPrint

  1. Hi I actually did what you wrote, but it seems that the airprint service is not listening to the network interface. I got it working on my homw 2k8 SBS. But at the company running it on a 2012r2 it doesn´t work… any tips?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s