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Can Win2003 Printer server use and share a  Dlink Print server

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I have a Dlink D300 printerserver appliance connected to 2 printers. I have multiple PC's that connect to this printserver appliance and all that works fine... so i'm going to change it.

I want to use my 2003 server as the printserver so I can publish them to A/D, but I need it to use this Dlink printserver as a "client" for these 2 printers connected to it since these printers are not connected to nor near any specific PC.
I was able to add these printers to the 2003 server without incident but the 2 printers will not share.  This must be due to the Dlink appliance.

Is there any way to make this arrangement work?
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In the properties of the printers on the server, what port does it show they use?  Is it some dlink special port?  Or is it just an IP address?
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\\xx.xx.xx.xx\LPRQueueName
Description is LanManager Printer
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So do you have two different LPRQueueNames, one for each printer?  Or is the \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx part different for each one?
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Yes, 2 different Queue names. One for each printer/port.
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Ok, duh... this is easy.  Instead of creating the printer on the server, then sharing that out just to have it show up in AD, we can just create the printer object in AD ourselves.

Open AD Users and Computers
In which ever OU you want, right click on it, do add new, then select printer.
Put in the \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\LPRQueueName for the location.

See if that works for you.
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The "Ok, duh" part was duh to me :-)  I was trying to make it more complicated than it needed to be.
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by:Salad-Dodger
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OK , that worked.. Kinda. The name given as the share is the Queue name which is cryptic, also the driver is not automatically offered. Is this a consequence of this hardware arrangement? Can I change that name somehow?
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