I have purchased an HP laser jet printer and am going to network it. I have gone into DHCP on my win 2008 r2 server and am at the point where I am gong to setup a reservation. I know the mac address of the printer because I powered it on and printed the config. I have not networked the printer yet of course. If I specify an ip address of whatever and type in the mac address how does the printer know to use this address? If I put in the software install cd and plug the printer into the network, will it go out and grab an ip address or will the DHCP server see that it is online and automatically give it the ip that I have requested that it obtain?
What if I have already setup a network printer and DHCP has given it an ip address. Can I still give it a reservation after it has already received an ip address? Will it grab the new one that I have given it after the printer is turned off and back on?