Printer Names and Share Names
Posted on 2012-04-05
I'm ina company and creating a new print server. I will be putting around 90-100 printers on to this server and wanted to get some opinions on printer naming. Due to the nature of the business, printers are moved from office to office frequently so doing a location specific name has proven problematic, thus starting from scratch. The naming convention I'm keen on is:
Which translates to:
(ip address x.x.x.x)_MakeModel - All printers are on a DHCP reservation.
I am thinking of making the share name the same. My theory on the naming convention is that all printers will be labelled with the name and they will simply have to find the corrolating number of that printer ie. 103142_... so shouldn't be too much of a drama for users. As for my team, from the name we know the IP and model as soon as a user tells us which print has an issue etc.
What do you think? And feel free to tear it apart.