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Configure printers in other IP range

Posted on 2012-04-08
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Hi!

Yesterday I migrated my network to a new domain. This new domain runs in another IP range, so i can't use the network printers at the moment.

All the printers are installed on a Windows 2008 server. I changed all the IP configurations on the printers itself, but now I have to change the settings on the printserver.

What should I configure on every printerqueue? A new port pointing to the right IP address? I tried this with one of the printers, and it wo'nt print anymore.

Some advise would be welcome!!
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by:Anuroopsundd
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just reconfigure the existing port with new ip address.
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by:Anuroopsundd
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see the attached image.. how to change the ip of existing created ports.
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by:masnrock
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What should I configure on every printerqueue? A new port pointing to the right IP address? I tried this with one of the printers, and it wo'nt print anymore.

Was it printing after the migration, and before you created a new port pointing to the right IP address? If you migrated everything to new IPs, this should definitely not be the case. I also assume you restarted all of the printers are you reconfigured their IP addresses as well (some won't use the new settings until then)?
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by:IanTh
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printers can take a long time to come up to work with the ip address I have seen some take 10-15 minutes
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by:BelushiLomax
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Also, Win 2008 comes in 32 and 64 bit. R2 is 64 only. If this is a 64 bit server, you will need to add the 32 bit drivers so the 32 bit machines will get the driver. Other than that and the IP, did the hostname of the server change or are you using IP of the print server in your printer mapping? Either way, it needs to be confirmed. From the print server go to start run and use the unc path to the printer and see if it connects, ie \\NEWPRINTSERVER\Printersharename
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by:SvenIA
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Its a Win2k8 R2 server and I just pulled it out of the domain and added it to the new one. The IP range has changed from 192.168.0.x to 10.0.0.x.

I changed the IP addres on the queues and fysicly printers  and restarted them. When I try to print, none of the printers seem to work. Jobs stay in the queue and show error.

I'll try to fix it tomorrow.... Thanks for the replies so far!
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by:IanTh
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check the queue port is set to the right ip address
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I got it to work. I had to create new ports on the printserver. Then attach the ports to the right printers. Just changing the IP address on the old ports did not work for me.

Thanks for the input everybody!
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