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2 print servers for 1 priner

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Hi all,
I have problems for add a printer to windows 7 profesional machines, in order to do not affect my other users , is possible to attach this printer to an other server for do the testing, i mean is posible 1 printer has 2 diferent print servers?

thank you a lot
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Sure it's possible.  If only for testing, and you won't be printing from those Win7 computers (except maybe some test pages) there shouldn't be a problem.

Just install it as an IP printer as usual, share it, and test away with your Win7 machines.
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ok thank you a lot
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is the share take so long to propagate?
i mean the new printer share in my other server?
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you should be able to browse to it.

Start > Run > 

\\testservername

You should see shared printer.  Right click and choose connect
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i do not see it
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because alredy i havet the port IP_192.168.1.9 attached to my server1

i name it  1P2_192.168.1.9

is that right?
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As long as the printer IP is not already setup as a port on the test server.  You can set it up even though it's on server1.

See attached.  Update for your printer IP and driver.  Also, at the end, click Yes to Share this printer.


Install-IP-Printer.docx
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A printer can have multiple "feeds" whether it be from one server with multiple queues (i.e. forced Mono, Duplex, Colour), or from multiple servers (i.e. different domains)

Just add the device as above and share it - and point the workstations to the server and not the direct IP of the device.

There is no "logic" to which jobs print first, it's on a first come, first served basis unless you use this on the same server with print pooling - although it looks at a primary device first.

Pcounter offers true print pooling with true round robin - as well as it's normal audit, control and accountability controls.
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by:David_Ingledew
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Just to add, if you try to add an additional printer from the same server to the same IP , you'll get a Port in use error. Just change the bottom window (port name) to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxb
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thank you a lot
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