NT Print server: Should be able to print?
Posted on 2013-01-17
This is for Enterprise Network. The network originally using Win NT. Right now, The Domain Controller has been in Windows 2008 server; the Exchange Server has been in Exchange 2010
The Problem: The print server is still at Windows NT; NOW nobody can print to the print server
Suggestion from EE experts: Get rid of the Windows NT print server
- All the machines (Server, Workstations, etc) were able to print from the print server (before the change to Windows 2008)
- The IP address of the Print server: No Change at all (Every machine is able to ping it well)
- They also use the same printer; the printer driver is also “no change”; it was still related to the NT server
- So for example, if one of the workstation want to print to that print server: I will do the followings: Control Panel > Printer; Select Local Printer > Select the “Standard TCP/IP printer”> then put in the IP address of the printer; select the brand of the printer; select the driver; and the Client machine SHOULD be able to print, right?
My Questions: Is my argument correct? If not, any solution than just getting rid off the Windows NT print server?