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Auotcad and changing Printer Names in printers and faxes on local machine

Posted on 2006-05-02
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
We use Autocad for drawing and used to connect driectly to our printer.

We now have an print server installed on a print server.

but when we  choose the printer Autocad gives an error when we open a drawing.

It is looking for the printer "HP500" but now in printers and faxes on the local computer it lists the printer as "HP500 on printer-server"

is there anyway to take off the "on printer-server"? i have tried renaming but it still says "on printer-server" and changes the name of the printer on the printer-server itself..
Question by:micromc
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Expert Comment

ID: 16591999
Assuming your "print server" is not a PC, but an "external network adapter" for the printer...

Use the Add Printer Wizrd to install a new copy of the driver. Install a LOCAL printer. When the list of ports comes up, click on Add Port and create a Standard TCP/IP port with the IP address of the print server. Then continue with the rest of the installation.

Being a local printer you can then change the name as you require.

Author Comment

ID: 16593937
Printer-Server is a windows 2003 server with a few printers added to it, the client computers lookup the printer in the AD and connect to it from there.

Author Comment

ID: 16593941
the printers are all on the network and the drivers have ben installed on the server and then the printeres connected to the server
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hdhondt earned 2000 total points
ID: 16594621
In other words the server is a PC. In that case, give everyone full permissions to the printer (under the Security tab in printer Properties).

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