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    Printer Ports on Server 2003

    Is there any problem in creating standard TCP/IP printer ports with different names that point to the same IP address?

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    Don't think so, give it a go and see if you get any issues but I think I have done it before.

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    I've done it here for a copier. One for Pupils and one for Staff. I then use these print queues and manage them differently using PaperCut.

    Not had a problem so far.

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    Normally it should work fine with 99% of printers/photocopiers.

    I've only seen problems when using photocopiers with ID management, with an ID management service running on a server. Creating multiple printers pointing to the same IP just didn't work. I never got to the bottom as to why...

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    Why would you need to?

    If you create one port pointing to one IP address, you can reference that port in multiple local printers (one for colour, one for B&W, one for simplex, one for duplex etc all using the same port).

    Duplicating the actual port creation seems uneccasary, unless I am missing something?

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    No not at all.

    I some times create PS, and PCL drivers pointed at the same IP.

    If you wanna just add a driver you can go to advanced and add it. I do this for pcs running x86 and x64

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