network printing problem after new server took over domain.
Posted on 2005-03-20
Installed new 2003 server on a network with about 25 workstations, all windows 98 and 2000. Left old NT Server in place, but demoted it to file server and then joined the new domain.
Workstations connect to new server and can still access application hosted on old server.
Printing has been the biggest problem. It takes 3 full minutes for workstations to print to network printers.
The printers are HP laserjet 4400 4450, connected by TCP/IP and shared through the NT Server.
There is a custom application that resides on the NT Server, when client PC prints through this software it goes to the NT server and the software picks the correct printer, if correct printer is not found then it prints to clients default printer. This was working fine and fast prior to new sevrer being installed.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
The new server is acting as DNS server & DHCP Server, could it be a configuration problem there?