Disabling SNMP on printer causes printer to go offline.

By wardw ·
I have multiple printers configured on a Windows 2003 server. On some printers, when I disable the SNMP protocol, the printers show offline and will not print. As soon as I enable SNMP, they will go back online and start to print. As part of a security audit, I am charged with disabling SNMP on all printers. The majority of the printers are HP printers with either JetDirect cards or external print servers. I have disabled all other protocols except Port **00,telnet and TCP/IP. I can't seem to find a solution for this. Can anyone help?

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Disabling SNMP on printer causes printer to go offline.

by dunaeden In reply to Disabling SNMP on printer ...

You need to go into your print server, right click the printer, select the ports tab, configure uncheck SNMP enabled, and it will pop back online immediately... Anyone know what the side effects for disabling snmp on printers are?

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by gailjm In reply to Try this link

When I disabled it on the port - the printer was in a ready state. I reenabled it and it stayed ready. I will test for a few days and see what happens.

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