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Obsolete Releases => SME Server 7.x => Topic started by: mgb on May 20, 2007, 03:18:37 PM

Title: I am trying to fix my ongoing printer problems.
Post by: mgb on May 20, 2007, 03:18:37 PM
I am trying to fix my ongoing printer problems.
the printer from dos ok
 the not printer form winxp
sme 7.13

the not work
Title: I am trying to fix my ongoing printer problems.
Post by: del on May 20, 2007, 11:11:59 PM
May be if you explained what problems you are having you would get a better response :wink:
Title: I am trying to fix my ongoing printer problems.
Post by: idp_qbn on May 21, 2007, 01:39:32 PM
Tell us what hardware, network configuration, printer you have...and any other details you can think of that may be relevant.

Then we may be able to help.

Just a thought, if you connect the printer directly to the WinXP box, can you get it to work?

Title: send printer from dos ok
Post by: mgb on May 22, 2007, 02:34:08 PM
system dos 6.22
login network
net use lpt1: \\myserver\ok350
speed print

from xp  install the print network is ok
1 send print to myserver is ok
reboot xp
the print stop to work good no speed
l do net use lpt1: \\myserver\ok350
is ok
l send print from
is good
l send from word is not speed
+- hot work
net use lpt1: /d
l send to print in my xp is speed print ?
in books myserver print is no redy
no login in xp
login in cmd ?
Title: I am trying to fix my ongoing printer problems.
Post by: idp_qbn on May 22, 2007, 09:25:24 PM
You may have done all the following, but it may help to check your steps.

Use the SME server to add a network printer -got to the SME control panel "Printers" and add the printer.
You need to give it a name that the network can use and find (eg oki350 as you have in your example). You need to know the network address of the printer (eg 192.168.x.y) and finally, set it to "Raw".

If you do all of this, it is now a "browseable" printer - WinXP can see it on the network when you add the printer to your WinXP box.

Use the Add Printer Wizard in XP
This is the best way to add networkprinters, because it reaches a point where it asks you if you want the printer drivers installed.

If it is a stock standard printer driver that WInXP knows, just choose it. If it is something else, install the printer drivers first, then use the Wizard - it will find the drivers on your WinXP box. And the main thing is that the connection is permanent - or it should be.

With those two steps, the printer should be permanently installed for your WinXP box.

If not, then I think you may have a WinXP problem.

There is another way, where you use WinXP to install the printer directly pointing to the IP address of the printer.

On the XP box, open the Add Printer Wizard.
Choose "Local printer.....".
Untick "Automatically detect...." (not sure if you need to do this last step, but I always do). Click "Next"
Tick "Create a new port" and choose "Standard TCP/IP Port from the drop-down list". Click "Next"
At this point it starts the "Add Standard TCP/IP Port Wizrd". Click "Next"
Put in the IP of the printer (eg 192.168.x.y) - it fills in the Port Name for you. (eg IP_192.168.x.y) and tries to connect.
You then complete with details of what type of printer it is as normal...you may have to use the driver CD at this point, or install the drivers for the printer first (as in my first example above).

You may know all this and have already tried but I hope it is of some use.

By the way, with "net use" commands, you can add modifiers at the end
eg net use lpt1: \\myserver\ok350 /persistent:yes should permanently add the connection
net use lpt1: \\myserver\ok350 /persistent:no adds it just for this session.
These commands can be included in a logon script (or autoexec.bat prerhaps)
I use a similar version to map a network drive at logon:
net use x: \\myserver\mydata /persistent:no

Good luck
Title: premissions
Post by: mgb on May 23, 2007, 12:39:32 PM
premissions to print-server in  sme-server ?
Title: I am trying to fix my ongoing printer problems.
Post by: idp_qbn on May 23, 2007, 03:04:20 PM
If you set up a print queue on the SME server (METHOD A in my previous post) using the server-manager panel, the printer is automatically set up so everyone can print to it. There probably is a way of setting permissions so that only certain users (or groups) can print to it but I don't know how.

If you use METHOD B, then permissions are not relevant....you have set it up for that WinXP user.

Basically, printing directly to the printer (and using the printer's network address counts as directlt printing in this case) is open to anyone who knows the address. The printer is just a dumb device acceepting all input coming its way.

Printing via Print Queues allows more control - the controls are on the Print Queue, not the printer. However, I only know how to set up a "public" print queue on SME, one that everyone can print to.....


Title: log
Post by: mgb on May 24, 2007, 02:45:59 PM

l login to xp user1
i login to myserver user2
 the bok of print myserver is premissions
l send printr to myserver print
in the bos the print stop premissionsto user1 is not ok
l send print from cmd dir > lpt1  in login to bok premissions user2 is ok