+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Printers randomly changing ports in Technical; A couple of our printers keep randomly picking up another port when the server boots up, so jobs end up ...
  1. #1
    SteveBentley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,447
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 263 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    73

    Printers randomly changing ports

    A couple of our printers keep randomly picking up another port when the server boots up, so jobs end up printing to random places, or failing.

    These two printers are both Konica Minolta Multifunction Devices (but the ports they pick aren't, necessarily), and I've changed on to the Universal Driver when I migrated to 2008.

    One of the printers is managed through PCounter, the other isn't.

    Does anybody have any ideas what it going on?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    York
    Posts
    39
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    I'm presuming the IP address on the devices remains the same? If not ensure it's hard coded and not DHCP.

    Which version of Pcounter are you using?

  3. #3
    SteveBentley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,447
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 263 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    73
    Thanks for the reply - I've actually tracked it down to the Konica Minolta Universal Driver being a heap of interfering junk that takes over and tries to do things its own way, confusing me about which printer I was changing the port on

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    York
    Posts
    39
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    Universal drivers are either a wonderful time saving install, or very, very annoying!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Randomly "losing" printers
    By leco in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21st January 2010, 04:05 PM
  2. XP Machines randomly locking
    By GoldenWonder in forum Windows
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21st January 2010, 01:52 PM
  3. .JS Logon script – Printers randomly not connecting
    By mjgreen in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 6th May 2009, 02:54 PM
  4. HP Laptop randomly freezing
    By Number6 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th April 2009, 09:14 AM
  5. Randomly shutting down
    By Lesley_tech in forum Windows
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 20th June 2008, 12:40 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •