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    Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Hello All.

    W2K Adv. server on Hp Netserver LC2000

    One of my next jobs on this new domain network is to give them some Printers.
    We have used one in each room before (with one of the workstations as the print server.) but we have a new photo copier/printer so I was going to use that.

    1...Can you give some advice on setting this up from the sever (I think there is a 'wizard' for it ?. ).

    2... If they did want to use one in each room would that be more difficult ?.

    From Michael.

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Q1 Basic idea is.

    1. Go to the printer.
    2. Print out it's status page. On it should be a 'MAC Address'. Write this down.
    3. Go back to your W2k3 server.
    4. Open up the DHCP and create a new static reservation using the MAC address you just obtained. Setup an IP for it as well somewhere outside your normal DHCP range.
    5. Go turn the printer on. Make sure it's set to use DHCP (most are as default).
    6. Run the printer wizard. Use a TCP/IP Port with the IP you just allocated. Use the drivers off the Printer Install CD or off the net.
    7. Share the printer.

    Q2. Best way to attack this is with a VBS script running at user login. Ric's example script is a good base. It uses the computers netbios name to determine which room a PC is in and then assigns printers according to what you want.

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...iewtopic&t=404

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Setup an IP for it as well somewhere outside your normal DHCP range.
    Is this normal procedure, ours are all in our range?

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    @Kyle: The choice is yours... as long as it's on your subnet

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Yea - I thought the static assignment made the IP exclude from the normal DHCP range it resides in. Ric_/Geoff - why would you do it differently?

    [ If you setup the printer locally using a TCP/IP port wouldn't it be available to all users and therefore negate the problem of scripting printers? Just wondered... ]

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    @mark: If you set up the port on each client, then you could avoid the need for a script but this is a PITA with more than 0 clients

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    The printer script is also a PITA - it's all that's slowing my logon at the moment.

    If there was a way to automate the addition [+ removal]... [and you could still use RDP to do it manually Ric_ so still no need for you to get off your seat!! :P]

    I use a script that essentially does what yours does Ric_ only using Kixtart. On Windows 2000 - as Mike is using - scripts refuse to run asyncronously, so all the printers have to be mapped before the desktop is displayed - which can take some time with a lot of printers [unlike on XP where this happens in the background and users can start working regardless].

    But then in Mikes situation i'd imagine he only wants/needs to map a couple.

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Ok - thinking about this some more - mapping locally via TCP/IP port has some disadvantages:

    1.) Lose control over users printing - not good in a school
    2.) Local PC memory management isn't as good as a server in that role

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    On Windows 2000 - as Mike is using - scripts refuse to run asyncronously
    GPO in Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon "Run startup scripts asynchronously" will override this on w2k

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    @mark: I edit the script directly in the NETLOGON schare (where I keep it) using notepad on whichever workstation/terminal I happen to be at. This negates the need to walk anywhere

    By keeping the printer shared on a single machine, you only have to update one port if you decide to change the IP address or driver for whatever reason. You can even swap the printer for another one and just use the existing share name.

    I admit that it does take a while to set up initially which is a PITA.

    Since there will only be one printer in Mike's case, you can do away with all the logic and simply add the printer connection which should be relatively painless.

    The script is also the only way to go with RDP or Citrix.

    I have used a KIXX script in the past to map printer connections but found it temperamental and it often didn't work first time. This is only my experience though. After all, if it aint broke don't fix it.

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Thank's for advice. . URGENT HELP WANTED.

    This copier/printer is a hired Panasonic DP1520P
    I've got no manuals with it and a quick look on the Panasonic web site could not see any.

    Has anybody used one or similar that could tell me how I get to the GUI (if it's got one) need the system set up details page .

    Any help please.

    From Michael.

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Thank you Mr Russian man you save the day (and welcome to Russia ).

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    Re: Setting Up A Network Printer For The First Time.

    Hi.
    W2K sever

    Well the school is not going to have a working network yet, the head and I decided to put things on hold until Monday so that will give me more time (my own free time I give up to do this ! ) to get things like this printer sorted and that would have been done today if the school chairperson / parent who received this new printer during the holidays had not taken all the documents and the password (to get to the set-up menu) home with her and she was not available all day .


    Regards Michael.

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