nwlink printing

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by kjs, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. kjs

    kjs Guest

    I have a 2003 server running only nwlink and it has to stay that way. I need
    to connect it to a printer, also running nwlink, on the same network. I
    cannot seem to do it.
     
    kjs, Sep 24, 2007
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  2. Wow. I can see that you anticipate getting a lot of flak for that. :)
    That's a bit too vague for anyone to be able to help you, I'm afraid. Try
    posting again with a lot more detail. What do you mean by "connect it to" ?
    Use the network printer from the server? As a local printer?

    I haven't had to use that stuff for so long it's beyond rusty, but perhaps
    you could explain exactly how you're trying to do this and what errors
    you're getting.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 24, 2007
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  3. kjs

    kjs Guest

    How Can I connect a printer that has only the nwlink/ipx protocol to a 2003
    server that has only the ipx/nwlink protocol. The printer is not connected
    directly to the server but is on the same subnet/broadcast doamin. I hope
    that helps...
     
    kjs, Sep 25, 2007
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  4. When you say "connect" I still don't know what you mean. Do you want to
    *share* this printer on the W2k3 server? Or do you want to use the printer
    while you're logged into the server? Do you have Client Services for Netware
    installed? I'm presuming it still exists for W2003. If so,you ought to be
    able to create a NetWare port in Windows for this.

    You might check out
    http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=5624
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windo...e39f-43ad-96c1-0f8f648901cf1033.mspx?mfr=true

    Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm out of ideas, sorry. I haven't had to deal with
    this sort of thing since I used to support NetWare (back in the 4.x days,
    and even then I didn't do a lot of it) and we had a Netware print server at
    the time.

    I'm still secretly dying to know why you have to use (only) NWLink/IPX in
    the year 2007.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 25, 2007
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  5. kjs

    kjs Guest

    yes, I need to share this printer. I need to do this because I have a VPN
    client that does not allow split-tunneling and my users need to be able to
    get back to an internal drive and printer share. Using another protocol was
    the only way i could make this happen.
     
    kjs, Sep 25, 2007
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  6. Hmmm...creative! It can't be the most optimal way to solve this problem, but
    that said, see if you can create a Netware port. Beyond that, not sure what
    to tell you.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 25, 2007
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  7. kjs

    kjs Guest

    Lanwench (creative name). Do you think that using IPv6 would help alleviate
    my split tunneling problem?
     
    kjs, Sep 25, 2007
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  8. :)

    It used to be apt. Now I'm thinking of changing it to lancrone

    Do you think that using IPv6 would help
    Nope.

    Can you describe the exact network config/situation you're facing? If you
    have internal users who need to access a remote network via VPN, why not see
    if you can configure the VPN connection between routers, instead of using a
    client app?
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 25, 2007
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  9. kjs

    kjs Guest

    Lanwench,
    The VPN client is not in my control...it is in the hands of our state
    payroll system and I cannot do anything about that. Each of our clients has
    this VPN client (COMA)installed and there is no split-tunneling. The users
    need to get back to a network share as well as a network printer to complete
    their work when connected to VPN. What would you suggest?
     
    kjs, Sep 26, 2007
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  10. I know it may not help, but when a problem is caused by something I have no
    control over I take the problem to the people who caused the problem and
    dump it in thier lap. Take the whole situation to the people responsible
    for implementing this COMA thing and get them to come up with a solution,
    which is most likely to come up with a way for the COMA thing to do
    Split-Tunneling. They are just as responsible for making the "workflow" of
    people's job happen properly as you are,...actually more so in this case
    since it is their implementation that is breaking things.

    --
    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
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    Phillip Windell, Sep 26, 2007
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  11. "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Why lancrone?

    --
    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    -----------------------------------------------------
     
    Phillip Windell, Sep 26, 2007
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  12. Well, it could just as easily be hag or harpy.

    I'm getting a little long in the tooth to be a 'wench' !!
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 26, 2007
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  13. "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    No, no, no. You're younger than me and a lot better lookin' :)



    --
    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    -----------------------------------------------------
     
    Phillip Windell, Sep 26, 2007
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  14. Awww, thanks, Phil. You're continuing to earn your paycheck ;-)
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 27, 2007
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