I will try to make this brief.
I am the network guy. I have recently upgraded my network completly by installing VLANs and removing IPX and bridging. Everything works great...almost. My server admins are now complaining that the Jetadmin utility that they are using (v.3.42) will not find any "new" jetdirect devices or network printers recently installed on the network unless they are preconfigured with an IP address and they know what that address is. Previously the units were put out there and found by MAC address and then configured with IP address and referenced to a " print queue". Now , obviously, they cannot browse or search for new hardware unless it is pre-configured. No kidding! MAC address cannot be seen over the newly routed VLANs. My question...How is this handled in the industry? How can a server admin browse and find new hardware? Version 3.42 seems to be the latest version. I don't want to reinstall bridging. Suggestions are appreciated.