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How to Configure Printers on Print Server with DNS

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I am migrating a print server from windows 2003 x86 to 2008 R2. I am finding that lots of printers IP’s have changes and were never populated on print server itself

I was wondering how I should better integrate DNS records in order to not cause issues if and when an IP is changed.

I see the printers on my print server are set up with an IP. Should I use a FQDN instead of an IP?

Or do I simply create an A record for all of these printers in my DNS server and leave the IP ports configured on the printers in my print server?

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You can set fixed DHCP addresses by reserving them so that they always get the same IP from your DHCP servers.
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But my printers in the print server are configured with IP addresses(static).  The issue with the IP's changing is due to printers always been swapped out and someone setting a different IP on the unit itself.

We want to try to use hostnames instead.

However, printers in the print server are set up with IP. Can they be changed to hostnames ? How would i configure everything else to work?
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How do you update the DNS hostnames to have the correct IP when it changes?   You'll end up trying to print to the hostname, but it will still be pointing to the wrong IP.

This sounds like a procedural problem.  Whoever sets up the printer needs to set a correct IP either on the printer or in the print server when they swap it out.  DNS won't help you if a different IP is set up and you don't update the entry.  It will point to a non-existent printer.
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