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Printers - print directly to the printer

By Mick@work ·
I have 7 HP printers, servicing Win98, 95 & NT workstation clients; all of the printers have internal hard disks.

Currently printing is via print queues on an NT server.

I want to use the hard disks on the printers & print directly to them & bypass the server. I know you can print directly to the printer by selecting the radio button on the scheduling tab of the printer properties but when i tried this on the workstations - jobs hung for ages. Do i need to select the radio button on the server or is there another way to print without going near the server.

HP were of little help - they wanted me to add a HP printer port, however, we use TCP/IP printing.

Any ideas?

Thanks in anticipation

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Printers - print directly ...

I would stick with the print queues; the problem seems to be with the HP print server receiving multiple jobs simultaneously - just has trouble with that.

Using the print queue allows everyone to print, but the print server to only get one job at a time.

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by tbradley In reply to Printers - print directly ...

First, print a configuration page from your printer, and find out what it's current TCP/IP address is. Most HP printers you can do this from the menu, or by a combination of the control panel switches. Your manual should show you how.


Start you web browser, and connect to the printer using the tcp/ip address, and on the left hand side of the page, you can set up Internet Printing, which bypasses the print server completely.

For your 95/98 ( and your NT ) workstations, you can downloadHP Jetadmin. Install it, and using the simple setup, you can add tcp/ip printers.

In both cases, you are printing directly from the Workstation to the printer without going through the printserver on the server.

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by subscribed In reply to Printers - print directly ...

I wouldnt recomend using print directly to the printer, the hdd in the printer usually in used for collating, multiple copies and to download fonts permantely.

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