vanderson Absent Member.
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Server IP not changing for iPrint printers

Since I created a new subnet for one of our buildings, I changed the IP address on my server. I changed the IP addresses of my printers for the new subnet. I went into iManager, Manage Print Manager, Printer Agent Redirection and put in the new server IP address. Unfortunately, the IP address did not change for the client workstations. In the printer agent list on the server, all the printers are listed as idle - no errors, etc.

Thinking I may need to update, I applied SP8 to my Netware 6.5 server. No change. Then I figured at least I can get them up and printing by reinstalling the printer with iPrint, but I get a "301 - Moved Permanently" error when I try to install the printers.

I've spent the last two days looking at every TID on this topic, plus browsed the iPrint forum. I haven't found anything that has helped me. I would appreciate any suggestions!
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nkarna Absent Member.
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Re: Server IP not changing for iPrint printers

vanderson wrote:
> Since I created a new subnet for one of our buildings, I changed the IP
> address on my server. I changed the IP addresses of my printers for the
> new subnet. I went into iManager, Manage Print Manager, Printer Agent
> Redirection and put in the new server IP address. Unfortunately, the IP
> address did not change for the client workstations. In the printer
> agent list on the server, all the printers are listed as idle - no
> errors, etc.
>
> Thinking I may need to update, I applied SP8 to my Netware 6.5 server.
> No change. Then I figured at least I can get them up and printing by
> reinstalling the printer with iPrint, but I get a "301 - Moved
> Permanently" error when I try to install the printers.
>
> I've spent the last two days looking at every TID on this topic, plus
> browsed the iPrint forum. I haven't found anything that has helped me.
> I would appreciate any suggestions!
>
>


vanderson,
There are so many factors before you start working after changing IP.

> Since I created a new subnet for one of our buildings, I changed the
>IP address on my server.I changed the IP addresses of my printers for
>the new subnet


Since you have changed the IP of the server and Printer as well it is as
good as you are setting up a new machine.
In normal case when you change the IP of physical printer , the printer
shows state as idle but 'Printer Agent Status Details' page in health
monitoring shows message as "cannot ping printer" until you give a print
it continue to show the same, when you give a printer it comes to know
IP has changed and the printer state will now show "Error printing" and
"LPR Communication Failed" and same for the client as well.

And also when you change ip address of physical printer the gateway load
string still remains with old ip address so it still can't ping the
printer , but in case you have configured gateway load string with dns
(not IP) and you change the just IP address of the printer (keeping dns
same) in that case it learns a new IP address and it reconnects again.

You can use printer re-direction in case any other pa associated to
different printer is up and running.

In your case you need to change all pa's and associated IP's , it's
better to configure them with dns name so that in future if you change
the IP still you will have your PA's up and running.

Karna


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vanderson Absent Member.
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Re: Server IP not changing for iPrint printers

Thank you for your response. I was finally able to resolve this issue.
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