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  • Printer Server queue IP address

    Is there a quick way to keep a queue as is but change the IP address it prints to....same printer, etc?


  • #2
    Depends on how quick you want it to be. Perhaps you could change the IP address of the printer if the queue is 'on hold' on a client? *clutches at straws*
    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy


    • #3
      Install the Print Management role (if not already there)
      Add a new port
      Hold the queue
      Change the port
      Change IP on printer if needed
      Resume the queue
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      • #4
        Cheers guys, looks like changing the printer IP first is the only option because creating a new port interrogates the address, if it doesn't find it, it requests the IP device type which you can select from a list or custom. Although you can select from a list of what's already installed, looking at existing printers they all seem to be standard ports with some minor settings.


        • #5
          You can create a printer forwarder, it will transfer the existing queue to the new one.

          Daniel Petri
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          • #6
            Do you have a reference for that, please? I did a search for windows "print forwarder" but the results were not particularly illuminating. Thanks.
            A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy


            • #7
              Curious on why not just kill the cue, change port and reprint?