Properly setting up a print server
Posted on 2003-11-26
In the past how I have set up the HP printers on our 2000 print server is:
On the print server create a port, put in the IP address of the printer, protocol RAW, port no. 9100.
Then I share the printer on the server and under sharing add the additional drivers for the 98 machines. Then I manually walk over to every workstation and connect them to the shared printer on the server.
My questions are:
How can I use the printer name instead of the ip address in the printer port settings? I have tried to do this with no luck. Do I need to do anything in active directory. which brings me to another question, what is the add printer for in active directory? is this something that can help to make my job easier.
Is there any benefits to LPR printing in a 100% windows network environment?
Is there a easier way to add the printer on all of the workstations than walking over and manually adding the printer. Can I create a batch file that will do this for me. We are running a mix of 2000 and 98 machines.