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    Print Server Questions

    Hello from Pittsburgh!

    OK, so we have our print server running on our Windows 2008 R2 box, which seems to be running just fine. We currently use GPOs to control who can print to what etc. Now, we have "found" some old netbooks running XP Home which cannot be joined to the domain (and I am not going to reimage them as Windows 7.) My question is: If I enable Internet Printing Protocol on our print server, is there any chance that it will interfere with the GPO deployed printers? I have approximately 250 printers/copiers deployed via GPO.


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    Your best bet is a vbs script.

    Running that as a start up script

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    Startup script for what? I already have my domain computers attached to printers via GPO. What I am asking is if I try to utilize IPP so the non-domain computers can see printers, will it affect my GPO deployed printers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    Your best bet is a vbs script.

    Running that as a start up script
    Quote Originally Posted by DonWilliams View Post
    Startup script for what? I already have my domain computers attached to printers via GPO. What I am asking is if I try to utilize IPP so the non-domain computers can see printers, will it affect my GPO deployed printers?
    Correct me if i'm wrong but you can allow on the print server any user (ie non domain authed) to print... if you do this and then add the printers manually of by a vbs script to the non domained machines, the users on those devices will be able to print. (and will do so using the standard windows printing service/protocols)
    The suggestion here is that you already have everything in place, you just need to add the printers on the devices. Thus you don't need IPP.

    OR are these machines going to be LANed/VLANed in such a way that they cannot communicate with the server using the standard windows protocols?

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    They are separated from the rest of the network in their own vlan with no trunking. We have five of the netbook carts, with approximately 30 netbooks per cart that cannot print or even see the print server. I can't believe that I did not specify that yesterday or today for that matter. It has been a rough week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonWilliams View Post
    They are separated from the rest of the network in their own vlan with no trunking. We have five of the netbook carts, with approximately 30 netbooks per cart that cannot print or even see the print server. I can't believe that I did not specify that yesterday or today for that matter. It has been a rough week.
    In this case IPP is for you and it shouldn't affect normal printing - have a read of https://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/...ices-role.aspx you will need IIS installed and a ISAPI plugin, so that might cause a problem if you have any other IIS services running that might conflict with it (but i highly doubt it). You will need to be able to communicate to that IIS server though.

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    Here goes nothing, Matt! Good thing there isn't school on Saturday. Thank you both for responding, I will keep this post open to post results.

    Don

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    It's been a while since having to mess with xp non domain computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    It's been a while since having to mess with xp non domain computers.
    Tell me about it. I am all for Windows 7 etc, but these carts were given as part of a grant so I am being forced to make them work.

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