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Printing to a DNS name rather than IP address

By Namey ·
Is there a way to configure windows to print to a workgroup or dns named printer as opposed to a specific IP address? The goal is to circumvent the need for port changes on the local computers if the printer IP changes.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Printing to a DNS name ra ...

Create the printer port using a "Standard TCP/IP Port" and instead of using an IP address, use the DNS name of the printer

i.e.: myprinter.company.net

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Thanks

by Namey In reply to Yes

for the quick solution

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Printing to a DNS name rather than IP address

by anthony.shine In reply to Printing to a DNS name ra ...

I would advise to reserve the IP address for the printers mac when using DHCP to allocate IP addresses and setting up print queues with the Hostname instead of it's IP address, which requires DNS to resolve the IP address. particularly MFD devices as slow/no updates on DNS will cause the device to be unavailable untill the DNS update is pushed through.

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