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*Matt Stachoni
Message 11 of 14 (634 Views)

Re: Moving to another building...

10-02-2006 12:29 PM in reply to: eviele
On Mon, 2 Oct 2006 17:15:37 +0000, pkirill wrote:

>Granted - after reading Larry's post I'm reminded that this will only work
>when relocating a device. It is no help when replacing a device with another
>because of driver issues. That's when the generic naming is handy - but you
>still need to recreate the pc3...
>

Yes, but in most cases, ports are set once and done with. There's usually never
a need to change the IP address of a plotter or printer. It's more likely that
you replace dead plotter A with just slightly less dead plotter B, which means
you have to rebuild the PC3 from scratch.

Which is why I asked the question, since I've had to do this many times in the
past.

Matt
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mstachoni@bhhtait.com
*pkirill
Message 12 of 14 (634 Views)

Re: Moving to another building...

10-02-2006 01:41 PM in reply to: eviele
"Yes, but in most cases, ports are set once and done with. There's usually
never
a need to change the IP address of a plotter or printer."

To be sure - Unless they are moving and unless they used UNC paths instead
of IP's and the UNC is changing (ie new/different server)

"Matt Stachoni" wrote in message
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On Mon, 2 Oct 2006 17:15:37 +0000, pkirill
wrote:

>Granted - after reading Larry's post I'm reminded that this will only work
>when relocating a device. It is no help when replacing a device with
>another
>because of driver issues. That's when the generic naming is handy - but you
>still need to recreate the pc3...
>

Yes, but in most cases, ports are set once and done with. There's usually
never
a need to change the IP address of a plotter or printer. It's more likely
that
you replace dead plotter A with just slightly less dead plotter B, which
means
you have to rebuild the PC3 from scratch.

Which is why I asked the question, since I've had to do this many times in
the
past.

Matt
mstachoni@comcast.net
mstachoni@bhhtait.com
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Message 13 of 14 (634 Views)

Re: Moving to another building...

10-12-2006 01:56 PM in reply to: eviele
I would fully educate the IT Director on all the possible nuances, and hold him 100% responsible for the outcome.
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lsimms1
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Message 14 of 14 (571 Views)

Re: Moving to another building...

10-03-2012 11:25 AM in reply to: eviele

I hope your IT person is not going to rename the server drives.

If so, x-refs, and data shortcuts will need to be repointed.

Not to mention the shared program settings (template, plot settings, etc.) for each computer will need to be repointed.

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