General discussion

Locked

W2k print server w/ 2 printers attach

By al_alonzo ·
I had a win98 print server w/ 2 printers (AB switch on LPT1 parall port) both sharing LPT1 by default and this allowed me to print to any of the 2 printers. I upgraded to W2k Sp3 and find I can't do the same. The PORTS optoins will only allow you to assign LPT1 to only one printer. Do I need to revert back to WIn98? With two printers and one LPT1 port what is the solution/options in W2k PRO print server?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by al_alonzo In reply to

I added the LPR port to the 2nd printer. I print and see the print doc generating in the status window and printing but there is no output to the printer? This is the printer on LPT1?

Collapse -

by BudTheGrey In reply to W2k print server w/ 2 pri ...

You used the word "server". Is this really a "server", sharing the printers with other computers on the network, or is it a workstation with 2 printers attached?

In either case, you cannot have two printers defined in Win2K that are attached to the same LPT port. It's pretty easy to add a Parallel port to a machine; http://www.cyberguys.com has them for $12.48

Collapse -

by al_alonzo In reply to

Thanks Bud,
It appears that what you have outlined is my only choice. The printers are HP plotters and do not have other connectors. But, I think win98 makes for a more flexable printer server than Win2k. Imagine that.

Collapse -

by al_alonzo In reply to W2k print server w/ 2 pri ...

The WK2 PRO computer is a workstation with two printer drivers & one LPT port and tring to print to two attached printers via parralell cable using an AB switch. These workstation is on a MS LAN.

Collapse -

by al_alonzo In reply to W2k print server w/ 2 pri ...

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums