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How to configure a HPUX (SAM) print queue to print to a HP 2600n with internal print server?

I am trying to configure a HPUX, version 11, print queue to print to a HP Color Laser Jet 2600n with a built in network print server but, HPUX (SAM) does not recognize it. I'm trying to print using the IP address and I can ping it but, that's as far as I get. I've configured these in the past, using external jet directs and they work fine but, this if my first try with a HP 2600n. I can print from any windows applications but not HPUX. Would someone tell me how to configure HPUX print queue, to print to a HP 2600n with a built in network print server?
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tfewsterCommented:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/18972-18972-3328060-15077-3328070-446153.html

Print languages, standard  -        Host-based (uses the processing power and resources of your computer to process the print job. No PCL or PostScript)

i.e. HP-UX will not drive it.  But if you you install Unix Services for Windows on one of your Windows systems, HP-UX can use the Windows system as a printer server
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B_J_RUSSELLAuthor Commented:
I attempted the installation but, I wasn't sure I understood some of the questions, so I stopped. Can you help with the configuration? What is an NIS server and Domain? What is the correct syntax, can I use TCP/IP address?
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tfewsterCommented:
Sorry, I should have said "Print Services for UNIX".   Please see the first part of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324078 "Installing Print Services for UNIX" to enable the Windows system as a print server that will accept Unix clients.  Then you share the printer in the normal way.  

Finally,  on your HP-UX system, set up a Remote printer, specifying  the Windows system as the server (or just the TCP/IP address if you prefer) and the name of the printer on the Windows system.

If I recall correctly, the Windows printer needs a name with 8 characters or less and no spaces, so you may want to create a "new" Windows print queue for this purpose. That would also allow you to try different drivers to match the fairly simple "netstandard" mechanism on Unix.

When using a Remote printer, Unix does no formatting of the print job, it just passes it to the print server to render into a printable image. This may cause problems with page length, which can be most easily adjusted in Windows.
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yuzhCommented:
Here's what you need to do:
    1) Find out the IP of your LJ 2600n printer (NIC), and type to telnet/ping    to  the  printer from your HP box to verify your HP box can see the network   priinter first.

    2). 2) Login to your HP-UX box as root (or su as root), edit /etc/hosts file, to add the
printer infor to the file, just treat it as an UNIX box in your network ( you can give
the printer server a good name, eg photocopy-rm, as long as you put the correct
IP in the file).

3) Use your adm tools available on your system (eg sam) to access to a remote   printer.
 
also have a look at the answer in http:Q_20141875.html
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B_J_RUSSELLAuthor Commented:
The HPUX Server can PING the HP2600n but, can't TELNET to it.
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yuzhCommented:
Firewall some where? or telnet disable?
Can you telnet from a PC to that printer?
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B_J_RUSSELLAuthor Commented:
Telnet not disabled and allowed through firewall. Can PING printer but unable to connect using TELNET.
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yuzhCommented:
Can you telnet from a PC to that printer?

If you know the IP of the printer, do step 2) & 3) in http:#19680756

then try to print to that printer.
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B_J_RUSSELLAuthor Commented:
I can't connect to the printer's, internal print server, from a PC or HPUX, using TELNET. I can PING the printer's internal print server using a PC or HPUX. I can print to the printer from any PC and/or Windows application but, not from any HPUX machine or application. Supposedly, their is a particular type of language, that this particular model of printer, does not support, and that's why I can't configure it as a HPUX printer, however, I don't know the name of the language.
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yuzhCommented:
Are you a HP-UX adm?

Have you try:
edit /etc/hosts file, to add the printer infor to the file, just treat it as an UNIX box in your network ( you can give
the printer server a good name, eg photocopy-rm, as long as you put the correct IP in the file).
   eg:

10.x.x.x   printerroom

replace 10.x.x.x with the real IP of your printer.

2) run
sam -> <Printer and Plotters> -> LP Spooler -> Actions ->
Add REmote Printer/Plotter

then fill in the information about your printer.

Good luck!
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B_J_RUSSELLAuthor Commented:
I am a Windows Network Admin and everything I know about HPUX would fit in a small thimble, with plenty of room to spare. Our business system, which is a QAD product called MFG Pro, runs on HPUX and our HPUX admin is the one unable to configure the printer to work on HPUX. It works fine as a Windows network printer but, most of our network printers are configured as a HPUX print queue. The exception so far is the HP 2600n but, we have 10 of them. It just seems strange that HP would make a printer, designed to be a network printer, that wouldn't function as a network printer using HPUX.
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yuzhCommented:
Have you tried or ask your HP-UX adm to try my comment in http:#19704903  ?

My HP boxes can print to HP LaserJet network printer.
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B_J_RUSSELLAuthor Commented:
We can print to other HP Printers with internal print servers, such as a HP5SiMX, HP4350dtn, 4050tn, configured within HPUX but not to an HP2600n.
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SmileyFellaCommented:
Did you have any luck getting this printer to work from HP-UX? I am having the same problem.
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SmileyFellaCommented:
Actually, just checked. Responses from tfewster are correct. You cannot print directly to the printer from HP-UX as the printer does not understand PCL, not even text.
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