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NT 4.0 and HP5si Printers

By michael.h.wright ·
What would cause HP5si Printers to delay in removing from NT4 server? Port had been successfully removed and confirmation of delete of printer was answered. Currently, printers can be pinged by name and address outside the site, but no printing occurs within from windows. Users use Win95 OS.

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by McKayTech In reply to NT 4.0 and HP5si Printers

It sounds like the printer drivers on the NT Server have been removed but the printers are still active on the network. This is normal.

When you remove the printer driver from the NT Server, all you're really doing is eliminating the NT path to the printer (workstation -> server -> print queue -> printer).

This does not re-configure the printer itself so any device that wants to communicate directly with it can still do so by using TCP/IP directly to the printer itself without going through the server (as would happen, for example, if you have some Unix workstations that use TCP/IP printing).

Win95 does not natively support TCP/IP printing so without the server piece, your workstations cannot print.

If I missed the question,please re-post.

regards!

paul

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by Bob the Builder In reply to NT 4.0 and HP5si Printers

Inside the 5si printer there is a HP Jetdirect card that is now configured with an IP address/Hardware address. This is what allows users to see the printer. The Jetdirect card is classed as a print server and as such is totally separate from the NT 4 server. The Win95 PCs have probably got Jetdirect printing port on them. If your server is a Terminal Server and the PCs inside the site logged onto it for published apps and desktop then you will need to re-install the 5si drivers again for them to see it. Be aware that there are printer drivers from HP specifically for Terminal Server.

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by michael.h.wright In reply to NT 4.0 and HP5si Printers

Thanks for the replies! Ashamed to say it turned out to be improper subnet setting at remote site.

mhw

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