Knowledgebase:
Prompted for lpadmin group user name and password
Posted by Steven Vogt, Last modified by Steven Vogt on 15 September 2009 03:24 PM

From Apple Knowledgebase Article TS2754


Symptoms
After updating to Mac OS X v10.5.7, you may be prompted to enter the name and password of a user in the lpadmin group when changing a printer setting or printer control.


Products Affected

Mac OS X 10.5.7, Mac OS Printing/Fax (any version)

Resolution (automated)

  1. Log in as an administrator account.

  2. Download the lpadminfix patch.

  3. Double-click the lpadminfix.zip file to uncompress it.

  4. Double-click the resulting lpadminfix.command file and enter your administrator password when prompted and press return.

  5. Quit the resulting Terminal application when done.

Resolution (manual)

  1. Log in as an administrator account.

  2. Open Terminal, which is found in the Utilities folder, in the Applications folder.

  3. Type this command in Terminal on a single line: 
    dseditgroup -o edit -p -a admin -t group _lpadmin

  4. Press Return.

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Comments (2)
Chris Duhaime
07 December 2011 03:10 PM
Here is a link to the Apple Support page with the lpadmin terminal code: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2225316?start=0&tstart=0
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