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Duplicate printer sharing?

By buggy23 ·
Hi All,

Am fairly new with the printers here but wanted a little help to install them..

All our printers are maintained on and by one local server.

Problem is one guy in our office (he's picky...) wants there to be two printers setup (for the one HP 4350 printer) to show up on his PC's printers and faxes.

I guess you could say it's like duplicate printers!

Bare in mind all of our printers are NETWORK printers! Is there anyway I can do this without adding a secondary IP? We already have one that maintains and shows up all the ink levels/paper levels and so on.

He wants one printer to print from tray 2 for letters and the other printer to print from tray 3 for default A4 print jobs (we don't use tray 1 at all).

How do I go about adding this on the print server (running Win 2k3 r2)? I understand I can write up a script to add these to the 10 or so PC's that need them (once I figure out how to add the printer...) - but I just cannot figure out how to add them onto the print server.

Do I have to add a secondary printer driver for it? I would've thought they would share off the one already there?

Tuesday morning. I'm having a massive brain fart over this!

Your guys' help would be awesome!

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To do this

by NexS In reply to Duplicate printer sharing ...

You just create a new printer queue in the same way you did the first one, but with your required settings (ie: different default tray) that points to the same IP address.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsNT/AdminTips/Print/HowtoinstallanetworkprinteronlyonceforallusersoftheNTworkstation.html

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Yeah, what NexS said.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to To do this

I do this all the time, for the same reasons. One printer on the server, installed two or three different times on the client for different trays (paper, labels, heavy card stock) or other settings. Name each local installation with something that indicates its purpose / settings.

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