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UNIX failing to print through WN2KSP3Svr

By Steve Merrill ·
I have a Unix system that I have been printing from, sending the file through a WIN2K server. The printer is set up on the WIN2K server as a generic/text only (it's a label printer). This worked fine until I put SP3 on the WIN2K server. Now, depending on the server, either the file looks like it goes through, the printer's data incoming light flashes once, and then the document disappears, OR the queue on the UNIX side just shuts down with an error reading "A remote host refused an attempted connect operation." There is no firewall, so I don't know what would be refusing the operation. I'm thinking the other problem is something with the generic/text only driver being altered (or something along the lines of how the print queues communicate being altered). Unfortunately, uninstalling the service pack didn't fix the problem.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to UNIX failing to print thr ...

Hello. Give this Technet article a shot, article # 179156:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;179156
(please remove any spaces)

(Note: link also at http://tinyurl.com/474d)


I take it you are running LPR on the Windows print server (and Print Services for UNIX) so your UNIX clients can print to it. This article talks about the ports LPR uses, as per the RFC that detailed LPR (RFC 1179), and some Registry tweaks you can try to add more ports for LPR to use for printing.

Now, in Win2K, there is a VBS script that you can run to maybe take care of your problem. Just go to the Windows 2000 section of the article and try what it suggests.

Hope this helps

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by Steve Merrill In reply to UNIX failing to print thr ...

Thanks
Still didn't get the one computer working, but with your reminder on Print Services for UNIX, I was able to put up a temporary print server so I'm not in panic mode any more

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