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    We have to change all IP addresses on our printers(about 20) and one printserver. I haven't don this before so maybe some of you have some good tips how to do this efficiently?

    The environment is Windows Server R2 x64 with Windows 7 x64 clients.

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    Re: Change of IP adress on print server and printers

    A few questions first
    How is the IP address configured on the printers, Manually or DHCP?

    If manually this might be a good time to switch over to DHCP and use reservations (Easier for times like this..)
    How are the clients mapped to the printer?
    You may need to amend the details on the script or GPO depending on how you are deploying them.
    In terms of the print server you can use the print server migration wizard if moving to a different server or just change the IP address if staying on the same server.
    Last edited by L4ndy; 18th October 2011, 09:43.
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      Re: Change of IP adress on print server and printers

      How is the IP address configured on the printers, Manually or DHCP? Manually

      If manually this might be a good time to switch over to DHCP and use reservations (Easier for times like this..) Great idea but I only manage a file/print server and have no access to DHCP server

      How are the clients mapped to the printer? Via printserver

      You may need to amend the details on the script or GPO depending on how you are deploying them. Script or GPO is not an option, we deploy printers by mapping them manually on clients

      In terms of the print server you can use the print server migration wizard if moving to a different server or just change the IP address if staying on the same server. We are staying on the same server

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        Re: Change of IP adress on print server and printers

        Do it in two steps -- re-IP the printers and change the port on the server to match
        Then re-IP the server (preferably on a Friday night) followed by IPCONFIG/REGISTERDNS

        Users should be pointing at the server by name only so as long as DNS is OK they should see no effect
        Tom Jones
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          Re: Change of IP adress on print server and printers

          Do it in two steps -- re-IP the printers and change the port on the server to match

          To be able do change the portname do I have to delete that port first?

          Then re-IP the server (preferably on a Friday night) followed by IPCONFIG/REGISTERDNS

          It is scheduled on a friday night

          Users should be pointing at the server by name only so as long as DNS is OK they should see no effect

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          • #6
            Re: Change of IP adress on print server and printers

            Create a new port for the new IP and then change the port the printer is attached to
            Tom Jones
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            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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