We have an old NT4 print server that has 2 shared printers (HP 8000's) that use appletalk. This server is also set up as an appletalk seed router for our 1 zone. We recently purchased a new w2k3 server and now I want to retire the old server. Here is the problem: when installing the printers as Appletalk Print Devices with the old server shut down, they show up in the zone but when I try to select them it tells me: "The selected entry is not an Appletalk printing device. Are you sure you want to despool to an Appletalk spooler?" What really makes this interesting is that now when trying to add the printers on the old server, it does the same thing. I have not deleted the old ports so it still works, by the way.
I have shut down the old server and made the new one a seed router for a similiarily named zone. I have performed a cold reset of the printers and reconfigured making sure Etalk is turned on. I contacted HP and they told me we had a network problem. I contacted Dell for OS support and they said it was a printer problem.
I need Appletalk printing for a specific application (Wave Corp. InterSep) so I can't use TCP/IP for the connection. Wave told me it was a printer problem, also.
I am pulling my hair out trying to find an answer. It seems the new server did something to the existing setup and it needs something to make it work right.
I am posting this in several topic areas, hoping to get an answer. If someone wants to call me for more information, I welcome it. My number is 1-800-766-3311 ext.501.
Thanks for all the help in advance,