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How to, multiple instances of a printer?

By rick03y ·
I am running a small NT 4 single domain. My accountant wants to be able to have multiple instances of the same printer (we only have one), each with different settings attributed to it so as to have a virtual printer for checks, statements and so on. Is this possible and if so how? (Sort of a reverse printing pool)

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How to, multiple instances of a printer?

by Stillatit In reply to How to, multiple instance ...

You can set up multiple printer definitions on the printer server, with different characteristics. Each workstation can only link to each printer definition once, since they cannot rename the local incarnation (on NT, at least).

Good luck.

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How to, multiple instances of a printer?

by Ian Mclaws In reply to How to, multiple instance ...

Just add the same printer, configured to the same server, multiple times on your accountants system. Give each instance an appropriate name, such as "Checks", "Statements" etc, then use the property pages on each icon to set the paper tray for each to its proper form. All he has to do is select the proper printer when he prints. If your accountant is not too technical, I recommend that you check the "Hold Mismatched Documents" on each one, to reduce misprints.

Good luck,

Ian

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