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By Bebe2 ·
I have a network print server lives in my PDC. all the printers are HP model. i use jetdirect port through tcp/ip to connect to the workstations. i like to move the print server to one of the member servers that incase of printers problem i can be able to reboot the server without rebooting the PDC. i need a detail explanation how to move the PS. You guys help is very appreciated.

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by Inspectorclave In reply to moving print server

How many printers do you have? All you need to do is make sure the member server is up and running on the network, then go in and add all of the network printers to the server. Make sure that the DLC protocol is enabled if you need it. If you areusing a mixed OS network, then make sure to install the drivers for each OS that will be connecting to the printer on the network.

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by McKayTech In reply to moving print server

If you are using the HP Jetdirect port to support the printers, you will have to install that software on the member server.
Make sure you have a current version - there were some Y2K issues with even relatively recent releases.

Then, you will have to reconfigure each workstation to look for the Jetdirect port at the new IP address.

hope this helps!

paul

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by pozotech In reply to moving print server

I recently went through this same process.
First obtain the latest JetAdmin software
from the HP website. Install the software on
your new server. Make sure all the printer
servers are installed and turned on. Run the
JetAdmin software - It will detect the print
servers. Next configure them for the correct
IP addresses. Once your have installed the
ports on your server - you will then need to
install the correct print drivers for the
operating systems in use on the new server.
Finally you will need to make sure each of
the client pc are connecting to the new port
on the new server. In Win98/NT WKS you can go
to the printer folder - select the installed
printer - the choose to add a new port. This
would be the address of thenew server
\\newserver\printer port. If you have any
other questions feel free to email me.
Jeff

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by mrval In reply to moving print server

Copy the \Winnt\System32\Spool\Drivers directory to the other server.

Save the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control\Print
registry key to a floppy disk. Next, copy the files in the
\Winnt\System32\Spool\Drivers directory to thecorrect subdirectory,
and restore the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEMCurrentControlSet\Control\Print registry key. Your print manager will
list all your printers, with the proper permissions.

You can use a logon script to map the printers for users.If you copied the files and registry key to a new server, users can add printers from the new print server.

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