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3
HP Colour LaserJet M476dw Firmware Bug – DHCP Assigns Self IP for Gateway
Posted by Philip Elder on 03 October 2014 05:10 PM

Original Posted Here: HP Colour LaserJet M476dw Firmware Bug – DHCP Assigns Self IP for Gateway

After beating our collective heads against the wall wondering why our newly deployed HP Colour LaserJet M476dw refused to make SMTP connections for Scan to E-mail we found our source in the _very_ last place we expected.

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IP Address Configured by: DHCP
IP Address: 192.168.75.6
SubNet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.75.6

Note that the gateway address currently points to _itself_ instead of the router that is assigning the IPs.

This is the IPConfig /ALL output for one of the systems on the network:

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Note the Gateway address is correctly pointing to the router.

What this means is that for now we are setting the IPv4 configuration to Manual and putting in the correct IP address for the Gateway:image

What a pain that has been.

Sure enough:image

The above status came out really quick and so did the test e-mail:

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So, after all of the time we spent getting frustrated with the ISP, thinking they had blocked SMTP outbound, and everything else in between the least expected source for the problem has turned out to be the one.

NOTE: Printer firmware was updated to the most current version as of this writing.

NOTE TO SELF: Check the hanger bearing before replacing that rear-end! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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Nov
5
How to Migrate Printers
Posted by amy on 05 November 2012 09:00 AM

There’s a “trick” that we use to quickly migrate printers from one server to another quickly. You can use this technique during migrations from one server OS version to the next or from one server to another when you just want to change which server is in charge of managing network printers.

These instructions come from from KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938923  This KB seems to be overlooked  by lots of people, so hopefuly this blog post will help bring it to the attention of more people. This same technique can work Server 2012 with minor updating.

How to Backup Printers to be Exported
  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Server Manager.
  2. In Server Manager, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles.
  3. Click to select the Print Services check box, and then click Next.
  4. Click Next two times, and then click Install.
  5. When the installation process is complete, click Close.
  6. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.
  7. In the Print Management window, right-click Print Management, and then click Migrate Printers.
  8. Make sure that Export printer queues and printer drivers to a file is selected, and then click Next.
  9. In the Select a print server window, click A print server on the network, type the remote print server name, and then click Next.
  10. In the Review the list of items to be exported window, click Next.
  11. In the Select the file location window, type a location to which you want to back up the printers. For example, type the following location: system_drive:\backup\remoteservername.printerExport
  12. Click Finish.

 

How to restore printers in Windows Server 2008
  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Server Manager.
  2. In Server Manager, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles.
  3. Click to select the Print Services check box, and then click Next.
  4. Click Next two times, and then click Install.
  5. When the installation process is complete, click Close.
  6. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Print Management.
  7. In the Print Management window, right-click Print Management, and then click Migrate Printers.
  8. Click Import printer queues and printer drivers from a file, and then click Next.
  9. In the Select the File Location window, type a location to which you want to restore the printers. For example, type the following location: system_drive:\backup\remoteservername.printerExport
  10. Click Next two times.
  11. In the Select a print server window, make sure that the print server that is listed is the print server that hosts the printers, and then click Next.
  12. In the Select import options window, click Next.
  13. Click Finish.

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