microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax - Microsoft Windows XP
Hi Folks, 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 errors ? Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Les Elton Network Admin.
Hello, 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 ?
Hello, 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 anythin useful...)? 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...
Can someone advise me the benefit of USB 2.0 over parallel port and USB 1.1 port especially in terms of effective printing speed. Thanks, Ray