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NT 4 sp 6a Printing Problems

By allan ·
Old Print server, NT4 sp 5,ran fine till hard drive crashed.
Purchased a new server, installed NT4 sp4 then applied sp 6a.Re-added all 60 printers with the same drivers. Started having problems with the Spooler hanging up.Edited registry to "UseNonRFCCompliantPorts" (above 1024 instead of only the original 10, 721-731)-No help
Event Log has Event ID 2510 and "unable to map error 1722" The only reference I can find to this at JSIINC.com and says it may be corrupt Jet-Admin but that's notinstalled on the machine.
Jobs will hang in the que and opening the hung printers show "printing/spooling" as the status. Sometimes the jobs will printup to an hour later, if I haven't deleted the files in the spool folder.
This is causing me severe headaches cured only by large doses of alcohol :-)
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
I will provide more info for anyone requesting it.
Thanks, Al

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by allan In reply to NT 4 sp 6a Printing Probl ...

I've got everything set with LPR ports

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by rappenp In reply to NT 4 sp 6a Printing Probl ...

I had a simalar print server before and had a lot of problems with earlier service packs. But what I found is I had to reload the jetdirect software, only the part that give you the HP-TCPIP ports nothing else.(I was lucky because all but 3 of my 200 + printers were Jetdirect devices all had static address) then I redefined every printer using the IP address set as raw. and I was good to go. (this was a few day project) I also found if the printserver had any other piece of HP's software it sucked.

Note if I was to do it over I would put reservations in DHCP for the printers, I did get a few call after people did cold resets on the printer.

I hope this helps you.. if not you might want to format the box and start over.

Pete R

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by allan In reply to NT 4 sp 6a Printing Probl ...

I'm using all LPR ports

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by mike In reply to NT 4 sp 6a Printing Probl ...

All these answers and no one suggest to try LPR Ports on the server??? Install TCIP Printing in networking on the server configure a new port for a printer and select LPR and put in the IP address of the printer, this NEVER fails, it's raw, it's basic, and it's stable, if it's crashing every time, you'll know soon enough!!!
Good Skill
Mike

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by allan In reply to NT 4 sp 6a Printing Probl ...

I am using all LPR ports for about 60 printers.
I'm going to repost the question and see what happens.

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