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    Hi All,

    I am tired to add the printer driver to each network client machine in our Windows domain.local network.

    Is it possible to add the printer to the Active Directory and avoid this? Where do I find instructions for HP 2055 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Thanks.

    P.S. The printer is connected to the router.

  • #2
    Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

    Add printer to server as a local printer (create new port for printer IP address)
    Share printer on server
    Install 32 bit driver on server
    Use Group Policy Preferences or a logon script to map printer on clients

    Nothing specific to HP printers, and the above steps are all well documented on t'interweb
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

      Thanks for your reply Ossian,

      I can't, the server is too far away. Is this a problem?

      Thanks,

      Alberto

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      • #4
        Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

        Why don't you tell us a bit more about how the printer is connected -- when you said it is "connected to the router" I assumed it was via a network cable -- is this correct?
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

          Sure, the network layout is the following:

          Code:
           
          Router ----- printer HP 2055 dn
             | |   
             | +-- Lacie NAS 
             |
          DLink switch --------- WinSrv2008R2 SQL Server
            |||     |
            |||     +--------- WinSrv2008R2 DC
            |||
          Win 7 Pro Clients
          Router is configured this way:

          http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=57112

          Thanks,

          Alberto

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          • #6
            Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

            Is the printer connected using an Ethernet cable or is it USB?
            Assuming Ethernet:
            Can you ping the printer IP from the server? If so, add it as given above
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

              Yes, sorry. Everything is cabled with Ethernet cables.

              Here is the result of pinging the printer IP from the DC server:

              Code:
              C:\Users\Administrator.DOMAIN>ping 192.168.1.108
              Pinging 192.168.1.108 with 32 bytes of data:
              Reply from 192.168.1.108: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
              Reply from 192.168.1.108: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
              Reply from 192.168.1.108: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
              Reply from 192.168.1.108: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
              Ping statistics for 192.168.1.108:
                  Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
              Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
                  Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
              C:\Users\Administrator.DOMAIN>

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              • #8
                Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                OK, that's fine
                On the server, add a new LOCAL printer -- create a new TCP/IP port for 192.168.1.108
                (btw, check the printer has a static IP and if not, configure one)
                Share the printer as \\server\HP (or whatever name you want to give it)
                Go into printer properties and add a 32-bit driver from the HP media (IIRC it is under the sharing tab)
                On clients, add a network printer \\server\HP -- the correct drivers should download automatically. Once you have tested this, use GPPs or logon scripts to deploy the printer
                Tom Jones
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                • #9
                  Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                  On clients, add a network printer \\server\HP -- the correct drivers should download automatically. Once you have tested this, use GPPs or logon scripts to deploy the printer
                  Just a clarification, why once the drivers are downloaded automatically, we still need an additional step to print from clients? Is it really necessary?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                    The drivers will download when you connect the client to the printer.
                    I am suggesting you confirm that on one or two clients, then deploy it to the remainder
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                      We have 6 clients, we can do it manually everywhere...

                      Thanks so much again Ossian!

                      Alberto

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                      • #12
                        Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                        One last thing. Is this IP static?

                        Code:
                        --------- General Information ----------          ---------------- TCP/IP ----------------
                        Status:                   I/O Card Ready          IPv4:                            Enabled
                                                                          IPv6:                            Enabled
                        Model Number:                     J8017E          Host Name:                     NPI37C124
                        Hardware Address:           984BE137C124          IPv4 Domain Name:          devdept.local
                        Firmware Version:         V.37.12.IR6498          IPv6 Domain Name:          Not Specified
                        Port Config:                  100TX FULL          Primary DNS Server:        192.168.1.253
                        Auto Negotiation:                     On          Secondary DNS Server:      Not Specified
                        Manufacturing ID:         ********01****          DNS(IPv6):                              
                        Date Manufactured:               XX/XXXX          Not Specified                           
                         
                        ---------- Security Settings -----------          WINS Server:               Not Specified
                        802.1X:                    Not Specified          Idle Timeout:                    270 sec
                        Firewall:                       Disabled                                                  
                        Admin Password:            Not Specified          ----------------- IPv4 -----------------
                        Secure Web:               HTTPS Optional          Status:                            Ready
                        Cert Expires:       2007-01-01 00:00 UTC                                                  
                        SNMP Versions:                       1;2                                                  
                        SNMP Set Cmty Name:        Not Specified          IP Address:                192.168.1.108
                        SNMP Get Cmty Name:        Not Specified          Subnet Mask:               255.255.255.0
                        Access List:               Not Specified          Default Gateway:             192.168.1.1
                                                                          Config By:                          DHCP
                        ---------- Network Statistics ----------          DHCP Server:               192.168.1.253
                        Total Packets Received:          3190612          TFTP Server:               Not Specified
                        Unicast Packets Received:          27019          Bonjour Service Name:                   
                        Bad Packets Received:                  0          HP LaserJet P2055dn [37C124]            
                        Framing Errors Received:               0                                                  
                        Total Packets Transmitted:        116083          ----------------- IPv6 -----------------
                        Unsendable Packets:                    0          Status:                            Ready
                        Transmit Collisions:                   0                                                  
                        Transmit Late Collisions:              0                                                  
                                                                          Link-Local:                             
                                                                          fe80::9a4b:e1ff:fe37:c124               
                                                                          Stateless:                              
                                                                          Not Configured                          
                         
                         
                         
                                                                          DHCPv6:                                 
                                                                          Not Configured                          
                                                                          Manual:                                 
                                                                          Not Configured

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                        • #13
                          Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                          No -- clue is "Config By DHCP"
                          The printer web page or the control panel will have features to change it to a static one e.g. 192.168.1.10 or some other address not used at the moment and not in the DHCP scope
                          Make sure other settings (mask, gateway, dns server) are the same as they are now
                          Tom Jones
                          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                          IT Trainer / Consultant
                          Ossian Ltd
                          Scotland

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                          • #14
                            Re: Adding an HP printer to the Windows domain

                            Thanks again!

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