Update "killed" IP network printers

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by JimWae, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. JimWae

    JimWae Guest

    I got a call from a client Sep 16 that they could no longer print to either
    network printer from any workstation.
    Workstations have Vista Business 32 and were updated morning of Sep 16.
    Server is Server2003 & printing still worked from it fine.

    Printers were using IP ports fine for over 2 years -- Fix was to create
    ports with full share name & use that instead of IP.

    This full share name trick was how I previously had to set up Vista Home
    Premium workstations to use network printers in home networks.

    Why would Vista Business be moved back to Home Premium settings?
    Is this a permanent "update"?

    JimWae, Sep 17, 2010
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  2. JimWae

    JimWae Guest

    The IP address of printer had not changed AND I could still browse with IE8
    (using IP address) to printer to see config data of printer
    Computers are in domain
    JimWae, Sep 17, 2010
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