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By Greene ·
I am in the process of migrating from Novell 3.12 to NT 4.0. I have 5 HP printers that use IP printing connected to the Novell server. My question is - can I configure the printers so that they connect to both the Novell server and the NT server simultaneously, or do I have to detach them from the Novell server then reattch to NT?

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by jaystar In reply to IP Printing

The HP JetDirect products support printing from both NT and Novell servers. There is no need to detach it from the Novell server first. ( I too am in the process of converting, and currently use this without an problems)

If you need anything, feel free to contact me.

Jay Starling

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by elmagoal In reply to IP Printing

no, you do not have to disconnect the novel. You can access by IP or by making a group in novell and gateway services for novellin NT and grandting access to that group in novell and NT.

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by bill.parks In reply to IP Printing

You can use the printers with both!!! Assuming you are running JetDirect cards in the printers, NT and Novell can have seperate queues. In fact, you can have as many print queues as you want. The only problem you will run into is when someone is printing in one OS, if the other OS tries to queue the printer at the same time, the latter will get a printer busy or timeout error. It will print, but you will see these "warnings" in the event logs of NT.

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by garetjax In reply to IP Printing

Solitag,

You can have both Novell and NT servers queueing/printing to the HP printers. The printer works on a FIFO principal. FWIW, you can have as many print queues attached to the IP address as you want (i.e., multiple NT, Novell, UNIX, etc.)Your limitation is really the print speed of the HP printers.

For reliability sake, you may want to configure two or more of your NT servers to spool jobs to the HP printers. If you need to "service" one of your NT print servers, your users can print via the other print servers.

Good luck.

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