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NT Print server: Should be able to print?

Posted on 2013-01-17
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Hi,

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

My Argument:
-      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?

Thank you

tjie
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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?

Yes, but in your example above you are NOT printing to the Print server, You are Sending print jobs directly to the printer from the workstation. and if you are doing it that way then you dont need the Print server.
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