copier machine  - ip address

Posted on 2006-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a color copier which is installed  on one of our servers. I tried using Share printer so that other client computers can use it. My question is how can I connect it via ip address? Is there such a way?
Question by:VBdotnet2005
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    Hi VBdotnet2005,

    from what i think you are getting at - you want to assign the printer an IP??? if thats so the printer must have a network card or you need to buy a print server such as an HP jetdirect

    otherwise you are stuck with from each client doing the following  \\servername(or IP)       and then right clicking and hitting connect


    Author Comment

    When the printer has its own IP, I don't need to use Share the printer, right?  How can I add a printer on a client?
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    as Jay_Jay70 can do without network card.

    however, you don't have to have individuals connect their own printers.

    There is an answer here for that.

    Brief summary of scripts:
    Option Explicit
    Dim objPrinter
    Set objPrinter = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    objPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter "\\server\printer"
    ' End of Script

    Set objWSHNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")  'create network object
    strConnectString = "\\server\printer"
    strResult = objWSHNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection(strConnectString)
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    Read up on that article for how to automate this for the clients and use with group policy.  You sould already have a login script based on groups such as this:
    Here's a sample script for mapping drives based on group membership just add your printer(s) to it that you want to share.

    On Error Resume Next

    Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Set objNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")

    strUserPath = "LDAP://" & objSysInfo.UserName
    Set objUser = GetObject(strUserPath)

    For Each strGroup in objUser.MemberOf
        strGroupPath = "LDAP://" & strGroup
        Set objGroup = GetObject(strGroupPath)
        strGroupName = objGroup.CN

        Select Case strGroupName
            Case "Finance Users"
                objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "X:", "\\atl-fs-01\finance"
            Case "Human Resource Users"
                objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "X:", "\\atl-fs-01\hr"

            Case "Manufacturing Users"
                objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "X:", "\\atl-fs-01\manufacturing"

            Case "Shipping and Receiving Users"
                objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "X:", "\\atl-fs-01\shipping"
        End Select

    Just add the printer to the appropriate groups or put it in front of the FOR EACH section of code so ALL users map to this printer.
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    Expert Comment

    You also have to make sure that if you are sharing the printer via server, the driver support for all kind of OS should be installed which you have in your network otherwise it may give problems. For example if you only install the driver for XP on server and you also have NT machines in your network, you need to add NT driver support too on server.
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    Accepted Solution

    if the printer has an IP then by default it will be shared, but you still have to have it "local" on a machine, as mentioned above, always install local on the server, that way you still just run \\server-ip    then connect to the printer

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