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Setup Network Printer in Netware 4.2

By jloftus ·
I am having a problem setting up a print server, print queue and printer in Novell 4.2. I have set up the server as a print server using Pconsole and also trying to do it through Netadmin. Everything looks fine, I see the Printserver, Printer and can even set the printer up on the workstation, but can't print. I am not able to put in the Network Address (IP addy) either through Pconsole or Netadmin. When I look at Pserver I see it all but it is not running, can anyone give me some help.
Thanks, Jim

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by martysan In reply to Setup Network Printer in ...

check the ram in the printer if its less than
2 megs, you won't have enough memory to make it print on the network

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by jloftus In reply to Setup Network Printer in ...

printer was not the issue, Novell Server was. It is all fixed now. thanks.

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by JimBb In reply to Setup Network Printer in ...

Jim,

You can only decently configure printers from within sys:\public\win32\nwadmn32.exe, if they are directly attached to the server or to a workstation. If they are connected to a LAN (like via a HP JetDirect), you'll have to use the tools of the vendor (like HP's JetAdmin) to configure the IP and so of the printer.

Now, a printer. You need a printer object, a queue object and a printserver object. If you work via JetAdmin or similar tools, they will most likely create you an object for the printserver, and most will allow you to create queue-objects as well from within there. This is nice, since it will allow you in an easy way to link a queue to a printserver. And once you have a queue (and ideally a printer object as well, but that you'll have to create in NWAdmn32.EXE), you can direct printjobs from the workstation to those objects, as you obviously tried.

If you have to create everything manually (printer is connected to LPTx of the server, for example), you create a printer, queue and printserver object from within nwadmn32.exe. You don't need to set any IP or so, but indicate that it is connected to LPTx of the server. On the server then load the Printserver software (pserver.nlm). From then on again youcan print to the printer- or queue object.

Jim

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