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Correct way to network a printer???

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Last response: in Networking
January 17, 2005 3:15:53 PM

we have a 2k and 2003k server. i gave the printer a static ip and bound the mac address to it on the 2k server. then i added it to the 2003 server b/c i want to try to manage all the printers from there. HOWEVER, when i went up stairs and installed the printers on the xp clients, i couldnt even print a test page. i installed them by creating a local tcp/ip port. i can ping it no problem, but cant print!!

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January 17, 2005 6:19:22 PM

I never had much luck with having server manage a printer. I'd just give the printer a static ip, make a local tcp/ip port, and leave it at that. Or at least try that to make sure the printer CAN print :) 

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January 17, 2005 6:23:23 PM

so you say remove it from the 2003 server? its funny, b/c i can occasionally get a test page to print if i install the printer as print share, i guess its called. i mean if i select network printer etc..... vs local port. very strange. printer is brand new and working though.

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