Converting from Novell to Win 2000 Server

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by darrylharr, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. darrylharr

    darrylharr Guest

    We have (4) Linksys EPSx3 Print Servers currently connected to a Novell 3.12 Server. We are planning to take the server down and would like to transfer the print servers to our Windows 2003 Server. Can someone please give me some guidelines to follow to make this migration as simple as possible? Thank you!

  2. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    You can print to them via TCP LPD. Briefly, you would add a printer port TCP/IP via LDP and then ip address and port (P1,P2,P3 if I remember correctly). *nix can print to it the same way.

    That isn't the step by step but is the idea for printing.

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  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Add to that..I always prefer to make my print servers static IPs..create reservations for them in DHCP, outside the normal DHCP pool for clients, add them to the server, hookup the print driver, and share out to the clients.
  4. tarquel

    tarquel Network Guru Member

    Same here YeOldeStonecat :)

    Install the printer on the server using the IP of the print server that is connected to the printer, share the printer and add the drivers for the other OSes [tho you will need 2003 server in order for the XP / 2003 drivers to be automatically added to the shared printer i.e. so that when the client adds the printer, you dont need to "find" the drivers ;)]

    IMO its the easiest way to do it [providing i explained that well enough hehe]

    Good luck
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