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    Win2000 printer sharing for macs

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    by solf_beta ·

    Hi,

    I’ve got a windows 2000 Adv. Server that is running AppleTalk protocol and has Print Services for Macintosh running. I have several printers shared over the network. The printer shares work fine for all of our Microsoft clients (2000, NT 4.0, 9x), but the printers do not show up in the Macintosh Chooser. We have several Mac client machines that need access to these printers. Can anyone tell me why they don’t show up in the Mac chooser and how to fix it? By the way, clients all have DHCP addresses, and the Macs CAN access shared folders on the same Win2000 server.

    Thanks for your help!

    -Bob

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    • #3870159

      Win2000 printer sharing for macs

      by tyger07 ·

      In reply to Win2000 printer sharing for macs

      I am assuming these are HP’s. What MAC OS? Is Laserwriter 8 in the extensions folder? If your running OS 8.6/9.X you should be ok, if it’s 7.x you have to use generic drivers. Try this if these are HP printers. Download JETADMIN for MAC. This will let you setup the printers and drivers. Make sure APPLETALK is on via the PRINTER control panel. Again I’m also assuming these are laser printers. Let me know if this helps you…Frank

      • #3869012

        Win2000 printer sharing for macs

        by solf_beta ·

        In reply to Win2000 printer sharing for macs

        Frank, your assumptions are correct in terms of them being HP laser printers. Mostly LaserJet 5000 N and a few Laserjet 4050 N printers. Where in the Printer control panel can I confirm Appletalk is running? I have confirmed it through the Network control panel, and file sharing works with the Mac clients from this server. And to answer your question, all of the Macs are running OS 9.x.
        I don’t want to download JetAdmin for MACs and install the printers on each separate Mac client, that is why I need to have them shared from a single server.

        I appreciate your suggestions, but none have solved my problem.

        -Bob

    • #3870961

      Win2000 printer sharing for macs

      by espen ·

      In reply to Win2000 printer sharing for macs

      It is not a good solution to enable
      appletalk on the printer, because you will
      get a far higher number of printer queues
      running to the printer, hence the network
      will be more messy, and can turn out to
      be unstable. It will also increase the
      broadcast traffic on the network – Hence.

      Instead, make sure you have installed
      Services for macintosh, and has enabled
      appleshare on the printer. Select
      laserwriter from the chooser – The macs
      will then spool to the win2k server, and
      use the NT drivers to actually format the
      printjob. (Basically – the mac’s will print to
      the win2k server – The server will then
      print the jobs, as a standard NT print job.)

      • #3851902

        Win2000 printer sharing for macs

        by solf_beta ·

        In reply to Win2000 printer sharing for macs

        I have tried the suggestions you made, but they failed to resolve the problem. The printers are still not available to macs.

    • #3851901

      Win2000 printer sharing for macs

      by solf_beta ·

      In reply to Win2000 printer sharing for macs

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