1.Server printers vs local printers to tcpip ports
Could someone help me with the pros and cons of setting up network
printers with standard \\server\printer like settings vs. creating a
batch file that adds all our network printers on each workstation as
local printers printing to separate tcpip ports ?
All the tcpip ports are hardcoded, the printers are somewhat generic
so drivers do not change (HP 4000's), and the ram amounts are the same
on all printers.
Right now my printers are distributed by GPO but I find that
periodically workstations have problems with GPO's and when that
happens ... we loose printers as well. I was considering just
hardcoded all the printers as local via a batch file. But I am unsure
if I should expect in a shared environment, wither the print jobs will
queue correctly ? Will print jobs collide ? Will we get more printer
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
2.standard tcp/ip printer port vs lpr ports
is anyone able to enumerate what i suspect is a subtle difference between
the printer port types - LPR ports / standard tcpip printer ports (which is
new to Windows 2000) ??
further - it seems that a standard tcpip printer port can have a
configuration of LPR - is there any way in which this is different to an LPR
my spin is that it relates only to the tcpip communication between the print
server and the network attached print device.
are there any other functional / performance related differences. ??
3.Access parallel port via Virtual printer port for USB
Anybody know how to access parallel port via virtual Printer port for USB ?
I need to write some data to parallel port but the driver (windows 2000) of
this USB to Parallel port adapter just install USB001 virtual printer port.
Can you help me ?
4.Printer sharing problem (virtual printer port for usb)
I have a laser printer with only a USB interface, that is being shared only
with one other computer in the same office. The printer works fine from the
print server, however when the other computer prints it often freezes.
I've tested the scenerio in a completely different office with two
completely different computers but same printer and still same problem.
I've heard there is an issue with sharing printers using the virtual printer
port for usb. Anyone know anything about this?
5.USB-printer, informations about virtual printer ports?
I hope, You can help me:
I want to use two or more printers on my notebook connected by USB. The
printers are connected on the same USB-port, e.g. a canon bj 30 for
outside of the office and a kyocera fs 1010 for use in the office. If
the Kyocera will be installed first, PnP assign it to USB001. But if I
install the BJ30 afterwards, PnP also assign it to USB001 and the
Kyocera will no longer work on this virtual port, because PnP creates
USB002 for the fs1010. Then I have to delete the Kyocera or change its
configuration manually to USB002.
In the registry, there are no entrys in
HKLM\CurrentControlset\Enum\USBPRINT for the BJ30.
Can anybody help me? Where can I find further informations on this
topic (I browsed the MSDN, the platform SDK, DDK and couldn find
Is there any possibility to control this behaviour or to assign the
ports to the printer before the printers are connected to the notebook?
Thanks in advance and sorry for my humble english...
6. Printer not Communicating/Printer Port USB001 Not avail
7. Parallel port vs USB port
8. Create virtual port serie and map bluetooth device to this port