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i have 50 laptops that used to be on a netware solution.
they printed to the printer name instead of the ip.
we have switched to a 2003 domain and they cant seem to find the printer name now.
where should i set the printer name up so they all can print to it without having to change the port to the ip on each laptop.
thanks in advance.
shane
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You would want to create an A record for the printer in your DNS server to get this done. That's probably how it was set up with Netware. Without a DNS record, there is no way for systems to translate the name to an IP address.
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If you are running a 2003 AD domain, you should have DNS set up. Open up the DNS management tool (under Control Panel, Administrative Tools) and add a new host (A) record with the name of the printer and the corresponding IP address.

FYI - It may take a few minutes for the name to be recognized by the workstations.
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