Printing from HP Unix to a remote windows 2003 print server over the internet

Hi,
Employees at my company access a EDI unix application located at a remote site over a web interface. When they print from the application the Unix box tries to print locally.
1.-How do I configure the HPUnix box to send the print jobs to the remote windows 2003 print server over the internet?
2.-How do I configure the windows 2003 server to accept the print jobs and forward them to the proper printer?
3.-Do I configure separate printers for Unix print jobs and for windows based print jobs?
Thanks
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wesly_chenCommented:
> Employees at my company access a EDI unix application located at a remote site over a web interface.
> When they print from the application the Unix box tries to print locally.
You might want to check the manual of EDI unix application for the print setting since users go
through web interface. So EDI application (or webpage) should send the print job through web browser.

It's nothing related to the local printer setting.

Wesly
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Sanfabio915Author Commented:
Well in a normal web application environmen that would be the case. In our case we are using refelexions for the web. Printing behavior is just like if we were accessing it over ssh or telnet.
In other words the unix server sends the print job to wherever we tell it to. We had printers locally in the past with no problems but now we have 3 satellite offices and I'm trying to figure out how to forward the print jobs to a remote printer at the satellite offices.
FAbio
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wesly_chenCommented:
Then for your Q1 and Q2,

first, you need to have VPN connection between your local office and remote offices.

Second, you need "Print Services for Unix" installed (Add/Remove Windows components) on your remote
Windows printer server.

Third setup remote/network printer on your HP box.

Forth, change EDI application to allow printing on a list of printers. For ssh or telnet, you can use -P<Printer name>
option for lp or enscript to assign printer. So you need to change EDI to use similar way to print.

Regards,

Wesly
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Sanfabio915Author Commented:
Hi Wesley,
I will try this tomorrow night. I already got VPNs setup between offices. As far as adding the print services for unix, should I create the printers with the windows drivers or use RAw settings?
Thanks
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wesly_chenCommented:
> should I create the printers with the windows drivers or use RAw settings
For "Print Services for Unix" ?
There is no those options when you add "Other Network File and Print Services", which
has "Print Services for Unix" in it.

Wesly
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wesly_chenCommented:
By the way, you need to share out your printers on Windows server.

Wesly
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Sanfabio915Author Commented:
Should I create TCP\ip port, local port or lpr port.?
Thanks!
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wesly_chenCommented:
> Should I create TCP\ip port, local port or lpr port.?
On where?
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Sanfabio915Author Commented:
on the windows server should I use a standard tcp\ip port?
in other words should this be the daemon?
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wesly_chenCommented:
> I use a standard tcp\ip port
Yes.
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