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We are using a Brother network laser printer, Windows 2000 server and Windows XP professional on the workstations. When we are very busy the printer will combine print jobs coming from different computer, printing a few pages from one, a few pages from the other, back to the first print job and so on. Please help.
 

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Didn't think most people with just Windows based computers would need to install Print Services for Unix just to get an LPR port. Just just either have TCP/IP or direct connect to the LPT port. Either one should work fine if the workstations are printing through the server to let it handle the print job queues.
 

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So it sounds like the workstations are printing directly to the printer which is kinda what I assumed would be the problem. Fortunately this is easy to fix.

You just need to:
1. Create a local IP port that matches the IP address of the printer.
2. Configure the printer to use that port.
3. Share the printer.
4. Connect the workstations to print through that share on the server.

Since the drivers are already installed, this should not be a problem.
 

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Just in case you might need it, to add a TCP/IP port:

Right click on the printer
Select Properties
Click on the Ports tab
Click on the Add Port button
Hightlight Standard TCP/IP port
Click on the New Port button
Click on Next
Enter in the IP address for the printer

Hopefully this gets you very close to solving the problem.

I've used this from everything from old dot matrix printers up to fairly newer multi-bin printers and is a easy way to manage all the print jobs.
 
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