UPDATED: To the best of my knowledge, this method does not work on OS X 10.5 Leopard, or OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, due to changes in the way the printing system works in those versions of the Operating System.
While configuring our Middle and Upper School art rooms at work, I ran into an issue that was potentially going to cause a massive headache. How to use Workgroup Manager (WGM) to manage a local, shared USB printer?
Managing networked printers is easy with WGM, it even lets you decide if users have the ability to connect their own local USB printer. It does not, however, allow you to share this local printer and manage it.
What’s an admin to do? The first thing I did was start digging around for property list files, and that’s exactly where I found my answer.