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Mass Update - IPX to IP Print Queues

By Markinsac ·
I work in a multi-campus area, and we finishing up the update of users to Win2000. Unfortunately, we were not ready to move people to IP printer queues at that time, and are now ready to convert from IPX to IP and migrate the Novell servers off thesystem.

Is there a way to run a script for this the next time the user logs in to the network? Ideally, we would want to save off which printer the user has as default (and update the name to the new one). If needed, a table could be used to map the old and new names. All printers in their mapping would need to be converted. After completion, the default printer would be mapped to the same printer with the new name. Our network admins are looking at this, but thought it might be an idea to see if anyone has done this before.

Is there a way to do this, or are we looking at too much trouble? If it is possible, does anyone have any suggested scripts?

Thanks,

Mark

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by craig haunch In reply to Mass Update - IPX to IP P ...

I don't think it can be dones as we have just done the same thing and couldn't find a way round it as you have to change the port the printer prints to on the client machines and we couldn't find a way to do that either. We ended up re-naming them all manually and going round the clients and adding the new port.

If you find a way round it I would be interesting to find out how if you could post a comment up that would be appreciated.

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by draegor In reply to Mass Update - IPX to IP P ...

This is just a wild guess, but could the ipx printer names be duplicated into the DNS with there correct ip addresses? this might help in the the naming conventions at least.

And if you're going ip, i'd recommend JetAdmin from HP. We've got Solaris servers and it works great.

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