Changed printer share name-how to remotely change on user workstat

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by DMF2006, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. DMF2006

    DMF2006 Guest

    Hi - we need to rename our network printers and I wondered if there was a
    way, once we have renamed them, to ensure the change follows through onto
    each user's workstation ie if user is currently connected to "colourcopier"
    and we rename it to "Harry", will the printer name change on their
    workstation? Can this be done without physically going to each workstation
    and removing the old name printer and adding the new one? they are running
    WinXP Pro and the server is Windows Server 2003. any help gratefully
    received! thank you.
     
    DMF2006, Jul 13, 2006
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  2. You do not have to go to the workstations; even if you change the share name
    they won't loose the printer connection.

    Try it: setup a test printer, share it, connect to it from a Windows XP
    computer and change the share name. The XP machine will still connect to the
    printer.

    Pierrot
     
    Pierrot Robert, Jul 13, 2006
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  3. DMF2006

    DMF2006 Guest

    thanks - what we want to achieve though is for the new name to show on all
    the users computers that are affected, ideally without having to manually go
    to each workstation to change it - is this possible?
     
    DMF2006, Jul 18, 2006
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