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NDPS Public Access Printers NOT WORKING!

By Roy-Boy ·
No matter what I try, I cannot get public access printers to work in NW
5.1 (SP1 installed). I'm able to create the printers without a problem
in the NDPS manager, but whenever I attempt automatic print driver
downloads on either Windows 9x clients (NW client software version 3.21)
or on Windows NT v4.0 (NW client software version 4.71) I receive the
Novell message upon login:

---- Printer \\[Public]\pa_hp5l: Not currently available (PRINTER -
NDPSM IS NOT LOADED)
---- Printer \\[Public]\pa_hp5l: Not installed

I've searched the Knowledgebase and can't find any reference to the
error. Of course, NDPSM.NLM is loaded on the server -- I see my public
access printer in the manager with the IDLE status.

If I attempt to add the public access printer manually (via the Windows
Printer applet) I can successfully browse to the public access NDPS
printer, select it and install drivers, however, the printer does not
have a printer port attached to it and therefore fails to print!
(Anyone kn

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by ddunkink In reply to NDPS Public Access Printe ...

There are several NIC devices that come on printers ( MOPIERS & Copiers) that are not NDPS aware. First ( and I must include all these ) check your server gateways...do you show an active gateway for that printer? Try creating a Queue and assigning the printer to it and then capturing the LPT port on the workstation to the Queue. Ask the manufacturer about the NIC and printer capabilities ( Are they Netware 5 ready ..NDPS ). Last but not least..hang a jet direct card (HP preferably ) on the printer > I use the 170X ..it`s cheap and good . Just because you can ping it doesn`t mean it will work with Netware 5. The LAST thing you may try ( if your running IPX and IP is the old fashioned printer , print server, queue mode printing ( it always works ).

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by stevenrp In reply to NDPS Public Access Printe ...

I had the same problem and don't know if this is the correct fix, but here's what I did. First install client 4.7, not 4.71. At this point NDPS driver distribution should work. Now upgrade to 4.71 and select custom install. Uncheck the option for NDPS and continue thru the setup. It seems something in the updated NDPS client files is wrong, but at least you get the rest of the updated files doing it this way.

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by morrison_j_e In reply to NDPS Public Access Printe ...

This may be a very silly question, but have you loaded the NDPSM NLM on the server?

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