?
Solved

DNS and printserver question

Posted on 2014-03-12
2
Medium Priority
?
254 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-12
My previous admin did a setup and im trying to figure out how he did it. When we go to run and put in the "printserver" it pulls up all our printers. So it points to our printserver and then directly into the "printers and faxes" folder on the server. I look in DNS and printserver is an alias for our actual server name but I dont see how it goes directly into that specific folder. I hope that makes sense. Does anyone know how this is done?
0
Comment
Question by:Thomas N
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
jpgobert earned 2000 total points
ID: 39923613
Maybe I'm missing something but that would seem to be normal behavior.  Anytime you use explorer to browse another machine you should see a list of shared objects that are available.

It sounds like this was done in your environment so that if the print server ever changed then your users could just keep using the DNS name "printserver" and still get to the current print server.  Pretty smart actually.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Thomas N
ID: 39923627
lol your right. Its too early for me here. Not thinking. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Fill in the form and get your FREE NFR key NOW!

Veeam is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to certified engineers, trainers, and bloggers.  It allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. This license is valid for five workstations and two servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This process allows computer passwords to be managed and secured without using LAPS. This is an improvement on an existing process, enhanced to store password encrypted, instead of clear-text files within SQL
This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2016 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

807 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question