שבת 18 אוקטובר 2008 21:59Hello all!
I have deployed several printers to a particular OU within our domain. These printers are local TCP/IP printers. The recipient workstations are all Windows XP SP2. I have deployed the GPP Client Side extensions to these workstations. The printers have all been installed on the workstations via GPP successfully and the domain is printing to these printers for two weeks now. I have the need to change the IP addressing scheme of our printers. I have changed the IP address of several printers and I have changed the ip address under the GPP setting for those printers. The GPP setting is set to update.
The new TCP/IP port does successfully get installed on the client workstations, however the existing printer's port that was previously installed via GPP does not get changed to the new IP address. I have done gpupdate, gpupdate /force, and a reboot of several machines trying to get the existing GPP printer to redirect to the new TCP/IP port. No luck.
Thanks so much for your help!
יום שני 20 אוקטובר 2008 06:59מנחה דיון
How do you configure printer preference?
Please test the following settings.
Navigate to Printer preference, then right-click the printers you defined before and choose Properties. In the Action column of properties windows, choose Update. In Common tab, please do not check 'Stop processing items in this extensions if an error occurs' and 'Apply once and do not reapply'.
Let me know the result.
יום שני 20 אוקטובר 2008 15:37Thanks Morgan,
I have already done as you specify. I have successfuly deployed all these printers and now I need to organize their IP addresses into a logical scheme that fits our network layout.
I changed the IP addresses of each printer in the GPP, the action is set to update and the other boxes that you specify are indeed not checked.
The GPP successfully installs the new tcp/ip ports on every computer, but the existing printers are simply not reassigned/redirected to the new tcp/ip port specified in the updated GPP setting.
If I delete the printers and let GPP redeploy, then the printers have the new, correct tcp/ip ports.
יום שלישי 21 אוקטובר 2008 09:55מנחה דיוןHi,
I established an environment on my side and I can reproduce all the behaviors you described:
1. The printers are created successfully on the client machines by using the Group Policy Preference.
2. After I changed the IP address of the printer preference policy, I find that the new standard TCP/IP port is created on the client machine. However, the printer is still using the old port.
3. If I delete the printer and apply the policy again, the printer is created and uses the new TCP/IP port.
Thank you for your patience.
יום שלישי 21 אוקטובר 2008 14:13Thanks Joson,
It appears this isn't limited to just tcp/ip ports. Any modifications that you make to the GPP item for a printer, such as adding a location or comment, are not pushed down to the client machine.
Thanks for your help!
יום שישי 24 אוקטובר 2008 14:35Bump
יום שלישי 05 פברואר 2013 17:59
Will this problem ever be fixed?
I'm experiencing it on XP SP3 too. Exact same symptoms and config as BOTC.