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Cannot add LPD port to Windows Server 2008 R2

    Question

  • I have installed the Print and Document Service role and the role services Print Server and LPD Service.

    It indicatd that it was successful by logging event ID 1610 and I restarted the server.

    When I attempt to add a printer using Server Manager or Devices and Printers the LPD port is not an option.

    I removed the role, restarted, added the role back, restarted and it still doesn't work.This is a fresh-out-the-box server from Dell with all Windows Critical and Security updates installed with the exception of IE9.

    Please help me add a LPD port to my server.

    Thank you in advance!

     

    Monday, June 27, 2011 10:09 PM

Answers

  • I figured it out and became even more bewildered and what they are thinking in Server development.

    For LPD you must:

    Add the Print & Doc role

    Add the role service LPD

    Add the feature LPR port monitor

    Now I can add a LPD printer in Server Manager and Devices and Printers.

    IMHO: It is counter intuitive not to complete the process in one step.  They could at least put a note in the role setup that indicates that you must also enable the feature for it to work.

    I hope this helps someone.

     

    • Marked as answer by The Victim Monday, June 27, 2011 10:42 PM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 10:20 PM
  • If you are setting up LPD on the server , you do not need to add LPR.  If you are setting up LPR Port to print to LPD devices, you do not need to install the LPD service.

    Globally, most print servers no longer install LPR Ports.


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team
    • Marked as answer by The Victim Monday, June 27, 2011 10:43 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by The Victim Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Alan MorrisEditor Friday, October 04, 2013 7:09 PM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 10:31 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • I figured it out and became even more bewildered and what they are thinking in Server development.

    For LPD you must:

    Add the Print & Doc role

    Add the role service LPD

    Add the feature LPR port monitor

    Now I can add a LPD printer in Server Manager and Devices and Printers.

    IMHO: It is counter intuitive not to complete the process in one step.  They could at least put a note in the role setup that indicates that you must also enable the feature for it to work.

    I hope this helps someone.

     

    • Marked as answer by The Victim Monday, June 27, 2011 10:42 PM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 10:20 PM
  • If you are setting up LPD on the server , you do not need to add LPR.  If you are setting up LPR Port to print to LPD devices, you do not need to install the LPD service.

    Globally, most print servers no longer install LPR Ports.


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team
    • Marked as answer by The Victim Monday, June 27, 2011 10:43 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by The Victim Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Alan MorrisEditor Friday, October 04, 2013 7:09 PM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 10:31 PM
    Answerer
  • Globally, most print servers no longer install LPR Ports.
    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    That's not completely true, especially not in environments where Unix is involved. And for myself I always use LPR ports instead off standard TCP/IP ports, they seem to perform more stable.
    Thursday, September 08, 2011 6:52 AM
  • Globally, most print servers no longer install LPR Ports.
    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

    That's not completely true, especially not in environments where Unix is involved. And for myself I always use LPR ports instead off standard TCP/IP ports, they seem to perform more stable.
    Thursday, September 08, 2011 6:52 AM