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*Armstrong, Timothy J.
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Peer to Peer

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03-01-2000 08:19 AM
I have a Peer to Peer network setup running 2 NT boxes and 2 Win98
boxes. I have a HP Designjet 200 hung off lpt1 on NT1 and a Hp Deskjet hung
off lpt1 on NT2. The two W98 boxes can print to the Deskjet on NT2 but not
the Designjet on NT1. NT1 and NT2 have no problems printing to either
device.

Any and all advice appreciated.

Thank You,

Timothy J. Armstrong
Sr. CAD Designer
ECCS Inc / Mechanical Engineering
Phone:732-747-6995 Ext 296 / Fax:732-747-6542
mailto:tima@eccs.com

"Indecision may or may not be my problem." Jimmy Buffet
*Milana, Jerry
Message 2 of 6 (83 Views)

Re: Peer to Peer

03-01-2000 12:12 PM in reply to: *Armstrong, Timothy J.
Timothy,

This type of mystery is often caused by faulty drivers. Here is what I would
try:

Get the latest drivers for that DesignJet from HP. Next, start with NT1 and
remove the share on the device. Now, delete the printer definition. Then, add
the device again, if you are asked if you want to use an existing driver on
your system, say NO, use the new driver from HP. When you are done adding the
device, make sure that it is shared. Reapply the NT service pack when done and
reboot.
Once the server is done, go to the workstations and remove the printer
definitions and re-add them using the new driver. Reapply any OS service
packs, reboot and try.

Also, it is a good idea to update network adapter drivers to the latest version
when using Windows 98, check with your NIC manufacturor.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

"Timothy J. Armstrong" wrote:

> I have a Peer to Peer network setup running 2 NT boxes and 2 Win98
> boxes. I have a HP Designjet 200 hung off lpt1 on NT1 and a Hp Deskjet hung
> off lpt1 on NT2. The two W98 boxes can print to the Deskjet on NT2 but not
> the Designjet on NT1. NT1 and NT2 have no problems printing to either
> device.
>
> Any and all advice appreciated.
>
> Thank You,
>
> Timothy J. Armstrong
> Sr. CAD Designer
> ECCS Inc / Mechanical Engineering
> Phone:732-747-6995 Ext 296 / Fax:732-747-6542
> mailto:tima@eccs.com
>
> "Indecision may or may not be my problem." Jimmy Buffet
*B., Aaron
Message 3 of 6 (83 Views)

Re: Peer to Peer

03-05-2000 09:45 AM in reply to: *Armstrong, Timothy J.
Can you see the plotter when you browse Network N'Hood on the Win98
machines?

If you can't, check the share name. Make sure that there are NO spaces in
the share on NT1. If there is, Win98 won't be able to see the plotter. I ran
into this myself recently. Felt kinda silly about it afterwards too, because
I knew about this. OOOPs.

Aaron

Timothy J. Armstrong wrote in message
<89jfsv$5l920@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
> I have a Peer to Peer network setup running 2 NT boxes and 2 Win98
>boxes. I have a HP Designjet 200 hung off lpt1 on NT1 and a Hp Deskjet hung
>off lpt1 on NT2. The two W98 boxes can print to the Deskjet on NT2 but not
>the Designjet on NT1. NT1 and NT2 have no problems printing to either
>device.
>
>Any and all advice appreciated.
>
>Thank You,
>
>Timothy J. Armstrong
>Sr. CAD Designer
>ECCS Inc / Mechanical Engineering
>Phone:732-747-6995 Ext 296 / Fax:732-747-6542
>mailto:tima@eccs.com
>
>"Indecision may or may not be my problem." Jimmy Buffet
>
>
*Armstrong, Timothy J.
Message 4 of 6 (83 Views)

Re:

03-10-2000 05:38 AM in reply to: *Armstrong, Timothy J.
Thanks will try
Jerry Milana wrote in message
news:38BD79AF.F6F404C8@autodesk.com...
> Timothy,
>
> This type of mystery is often caused by faulty drivers. Here is what I
would
> try:
>
> Get the latest drivers for that DesignJet from HP. Next, start with NT1
and
> remove the share on the device. Now, delete the printer definition.
Then, add
> the device again, if you are asked if you want to use an existing driver
on
> your system, say NO, use the new driver from HP. When you are done adding
the
> device, make sure that it is shared. Reapply the NT service pack when
done and
> reboot.
> Once the server is done, go to the workstations and remove the printer
> definitions and re-add them using the new driver. Reapply any OS service
> packs, reboot and try.
>
> Also, it is a good idea to update network adapter drivers to the latest
version
> when using Windows 98, check with your NIC manufacturor.
>
> Jerry Milana,
> Autodesk Product Support
>
> "Timothy J. Armstrong" wrote:
>
> > I have a Peer to Peer network setup running 2 NT boxes and 2 Win98
> > boxes. I have a HP Designjet 200 hung off lpt1 on NT1 and a Hp Deskjet
hung
> > off lpt1 on NT2. The two W98 boxes can print to the Deskjet on NT2 but
not
> > the Designjet on NT1. NT1 and NT2 have no problems printing to either
> > device.
> >
> > Any and all advice appreciated.
> >
> > Thank You,
> >
> > Timothy J. Armstrong
> > Sr. CAD Designer
> > ECCS Inc / Mechanical Engineering
> > Phone:732-747-6995 Ext 296 / Fax:732-747-6542
> > mailto:tima@eccs.com
> >
> > "Indecision may or may not be my problem." Jimmy Buffet
>
*Armstrong, Timothy J.
Message 5 of 6 (83 Views)

Re:

03-10-2000 05:43 AM in reply to: *Armstrong, Timothy J.
Aaron,

Every body can see everything in n'hood both ways. But you made think. Could
the share name on NT1 need to be restricted in other ways, such as, 8
character in length, and or, all lower case.????????

Thanks

Tim

tima@eccs.com

Aaron B. wrote in message
news:89u3ro$8pa8@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> Can you see the plotter when you browse Network N'Hood on the Win98
> machines?
>
> If you can't, check the share name. Make sure that there are NO spaces in
> the share on NT1. If there is, Win98 won't be able to see the plotter. I
ran
> into this myself recently. Felt kinda silly about it afterwards too,
because
> I knew about this. OOOPs.
>
> Aaron
>
> Timothy J. Armstrong wrote in message
> <89jfsv$5l920@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
> > I have a Peer to Peer network setup running 2 NT boxes and 2 Win98
> >boxes. I have a HP Designjet 200 hung off lpt1 on NT1 and a Hp Deskjet
hung
> >off lpt1 on NT2. The two W98 boxes can print to the Deskjet on NT2 but
not
> >the Designjet on NT1. NT1 and NT2 have no problems printing to either
> >device.
> >
> >Any and all advice appreciated.
> >
> >Thank You,
> >
> >Timothy J. Armstrong
> >Sr. CAD Designer
> >ECCS Inc / Mechanical Engineering
> >Phone:732-747-6995 Ext 296 / Fax:732-747-6542
> >mailto:tima@eccs.com
> >
> >"Indecision may or may not be my problem." Jimmy Buffet
> >
> >
>
>
*B., Aaron
Message 6 of 6 (83 Views)

Re:

03-10-2000 09:09 AM in reply to: *Armstrong, Timothy J.
Tim,

Have you checked permissions on NT1? Make sure you have accounts set up for
the win98 machines to log in to on NT1 -OR- try logging into one of the WIN
98 machines with the same user name/password you use on NT2 and see if you
can plot.

Good luck,
Aaron
Jacksonville, Fl

Timothy J. Armstrong wrote in message
<8aau41$t2e4@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
>Aaron,
>
>Every body can see everything in n'hood both ways. But you made think.
Could
>the share name on NT1 need to be restricted in other ways, such as, 8
>character in length, and or, all lower case.????????
>
>Thanks
>
>Tim
>
>tima@eccs.com
>
>
>Aaron B. wrote in message
>news:89u3ro$8pa8@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
>> Can you see the plotter when you browse Network N'Hood on the Win98
>> machines?
>>
>> If you can't, check the share name. Make sure that there are NO spaces in
>> the share on NT1. If there is, Win98 won't be able to see the plotter. I
>ran
>> into this myself recently. Felt kinda silly about it afterwards too,
>because
>> I knew about this. OOOPs.
>>
>> Aaron
>>
>> Timothy J. Armstrong wrote in message
>> <89jfsv$5l920@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
>> > I have a Peer to Peer network setup running 2 NT boxes and 2 Win98
>> >boxes. I have a HP Designjet 200 hung off lpt1 on NT1 and a Hp Deskjet
>hung
>> >off lpt1 on NT2. The two W98 boxes can print to the Deskjet on NT2 but
>not
>> >the Designjet on NT1. NT1 and NT2 have no problems printing to either
>> >device.
>> >
>> >Any and all advice appreciated.
>> >
>> >Thank You,
>> >
>> >Timothy J. Armstrong
>> >Sr. CAD Designer
>> >ECCS Inc / Mechanical Engineering
>> >Phone:732-747-6995 Ext 296 / Fax:732-747-6542
>> >mailto:tima@eccs.com
>> >
>> >"Indecision may or may not be my problem." Jimmy Buffet
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>

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