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network printer problem

I have a networked copier/printer and it is shared out through our Windows SBS 2003.  The server is in for repairs and I would like to have the users still print to this printer.  I can ping the ip address but I cannot do a \\ip address or printer name to be able to connect to it.  Shouldnt I be able to set this up again somewhere on the network?
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Cris HannaCommented:
You would have to connect it to a workstation or a network print server but the bigger problem is while the server is gone, what's handing out network addresses, providing name resolution, etc?
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web_trackerCommented:
Is this printer connected directly to the network (ie is it plugged into a network port in the wall, which is connected to a network router or switch), or is the printer connected to a print server? If you are connected directly to the network you should not have any problems connecting to the printer. Since the printer was shared through the server, and the server is no longer available you may need to reinstall the printer drivers on the workstations before you can print to this printer or wait until the sever has returned from the repairs.
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
Does the non-existing server is also a DHCP ? Try reseting printer network configuration and set it manually again. Then try to connect.
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mkramer777Author Commented:
DHCP is running on another server.  It is plugged into the wall.  It must have been associated with the server that is in for repairs.  How can I get it to just be a network printer?  I'm a bit of a novice on this stuff.  
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Cris HannaCommented:
it would help to have the name and model of the printer
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hdhondtCommented:
You can install the printer as a *local* printer. For the Port, create a new Standard TCP/IP port with the printer's IP address. That will let the user print directly to the printer.
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