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  • Does anyone have installed a printer to their network thru  the switch or router? I have an HP L7580 installed this way and can not find a way to have WHS recognize it. WHS has found it on another computer where it is the default printer. All of the other computers on the network see it thru the LAN.

    The HP drivers are also not recognized by WHS. I would like to see WHS able to set up with a LAN connected printer. Has anyone found a way to do this

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:02 PM

Answers

  • Assuming you have Windows Server 2003 drivers installed for your printer, you should be able to install any network connected printer like this:
    • Remote desktop to WHS.
    • Start/Printers and faxes
    • Add Printer
    • On the first page of the Add Printer Wizard, click Next.
    • Select "Local printer attached to this computer", and uncheck "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer". Click Next.
    • Check "Create a new port", and set the type to "Standard TCP/IP port". Click Next.
    • On the first page of the "Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard", click Next.
    • Enter the name or IP address of the printer (usually the IP address, which you'll need), and accept or change the port name. Click Next.
    • You probably won't see the Additional Port Information screen; if you do, you'll have to figure out which port on your printer server the printer you want to add is connected to, then once you've selected the correct port, click Next.
    • Click Finish.
    • Select your printer from the list shown and click Next.
    • If you see the Use Existing Driver screen, you'll normally want to select "Keep existing driver(recommended), then click Next.
    • Name the printer as you like, and set it to default if you want. Click Next.
    • Share it or not, as you prefer. Click Next.
    • If you see a popup warning about the printer name, click Yes unless you have one of the mentioned MS-DOS workstations on your network.
    • Fill in the location and comment as you like. Click Next.
    • Print a test page if you want. Click Next.
    • Click Finish.
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:34 PM
    Moderator
  • Alternatively, download the Network Printer Wizard from HP, will will automate the process for you by discovering and setting up the drivers, port mappings etc.

     

    HTH

     

    Colin

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 2:53 PM

All replies

  • Assuming you have Windows Server 2003 drivers installed for your printer, you should be able to install any network connected printer like this:
    • Remote desktop to WHS.
    • Start/Printers and faxes
    • Add Printer
    • On the first page of the Add Printer Wizard, click Next.
    • Select "Local printer attached to this computer", and uncheck "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer". Click Next.
    • Check "Create a new port", and set the type to "Standard TCP/IP port". Click Next.
    • On the first page of the "Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard", click Next.
    • Enter the name or IP address of the printer (usually the IP address, which you'll need), and accept or change the port name. Click Next.
    • You probably won't see the Additional Port Information screen; if you do, you'll have to figure out which port on your printer server the printer you want to add is connected to, then once you've selected the correct port, click Next.
    • Click Finish.
    • Select your printer from the list shown and click Next.
    • If you see the Use Existing Driver screen, you'll normally want to select "Keep existing driver(recommended), then click Next.
    • Name the printer as you like, and set it to default if you want. Click Next.
    • Share it or not, as you prefer. Click Next.
    • If you see a popup warning about the printer name, click Yes unless you have one of the mentioned MS-DOS workstations on your network.
    • Fill in the location and comment as you like. Click Next.
    • Print a test page if you want. Click Next.
    • Click Finish.
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:34 PM
    Moderator
  • Alternatively, download the Network Printer Wizard from HP, will will automate the process for you by discovering and setting up the drivers, port mappings etc.

     

    HTH

     

    Colin

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 2:53 PM