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Sharing 3 printer in one server for windows 2003 ?

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Hi,

I setup a server for a domain controller in my office. Now I want to connect 3 printers to that server (1 usb ,2 parallel) is it possible ?
Will it cause any trouble ?

Btw, does anyone know why an impact printer does not have a USB connection on it ?
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Question by:ellenthegal
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mjmat earned 25 total points
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There should be no problem at all. Make sure you have up to date drivers for all printers. I would recommend connecting one at a time and testing recognition.
Lexmark I know does make USB Dot Matrix printers. How old is yours and what manufacturer?
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by:ellenthegal
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it's epson LQ2xxx (forget the exact number), and it's only a year old.

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on the epson site the LQ2090 is both a parallel and USB. Unfortunately, you make have purchased only a Parallel model.
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by:_Jochen_
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yes it´s possible.
If you had two parallel out connectors at the Server, you can connect one printer to lpt1 and the other to lpt2 (and the third one to usb).
There is no Problem, the only thing is that the Printernames must be different.
jo
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by:Ron Malmstead
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You should get a print server for a USB printer connection.....

two reasons...

mobility (you can put it anywhere you got a cat5 jack), and reliability (the print server manages the load and it isn't a device directly attached to your server).
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