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How do I create 2 logical printer ?

Posted on 2009-04-16
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We have a network printer HP  Color Laserjet 4700dn. Is there any way we can create 2 logical printer on the network so that customer can choose from either of logical printer. The 2 logical printer being Color and B/W.
Question by:auraria
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dobbshelp earned 2000 total points
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You can setup this printer on a print server (or workstation if it must) and setup a color and b/w print queues. Then share out these queues. When someone prints they can select either one and it prints to the same printer either in color or b/w.

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Thank you and good computing to you ;)

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How would I create the print queues. The printer is currently installed on a server (2003) and is shared for customers. thanks for your help.

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Here is a really good article that should help with most of it, http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Managing-Printers-Windows-Server-2003-R2.html

As for two queues on one printer, you have to create another printer share pointed at the same IP of your printer. Then just change the print queue settings to print in B/W.

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