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Shared Printer redunancy in Windows

Discussion in 'Networks' started by supernova, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. supernova

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    I am wanting to set up redundancy for a shared printer, the printers are network connected and shared from two servers (second is redundant), print jobs are spooled/managed from these servers. Ms doesn't recommend using NLB so haven't looked further down that route. My budget doesn't allow me to get a storage appliance to allow for clustering.

    I wondered if anyone knows of a clever set-up that is transparent to the clients?
     
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  2. supernova

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    I am thinking along the lines of disabling "strict name checking" , use printmig and using DNS.

    Anyone see why this shouldn't work or have a better idea?
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Do you want to set up redundancy for the print server or the actual printer itself?

    -Ken
     
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  4. supernova

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    Looking for redundancy for the print server.


    I know I can have several printers on a pool
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    With your limitations on what you can buy, I don't know. However for those that can buy (or have the equipment already, there's a guide here on how to do it.

    -Ken
     
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  6. supernova

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    yeah that hows i want to do it but the budget doesn't stretch to storage devices and extra switches. :cry:
     
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