The Question is:
How can I send print jobs from my Alpha 255 to an HP 4000N printer with a
JETDIRECT 600N Card that is in a WIN2K Domain ????
Alpha 255 is in a subnet linked with a router to the WIN2K net. For example,
from a PC in the WIN2K net I can open a DECTERM on my Alpha.
The question is, How do I configure my queue to send jobs to the Printer IP ?
---- I4ve a software / hardware support contract with Compaq - HP ----------
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard will assume that the presence of and that the mention
of Microsoft Windows 2000 is a canard here, and that this is actually a
request for assistance in configuring and printing to a network-connected
HP LaserJet 4000N series printer. If so, yes, you can do this.
The OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section entitled "Connecting
to an IP Printer?" will be of interest here, as will other sections of
the FAQ, as will topic (1020) and other IP Printing topics here in the
Ask The Wizard area, as will the TCP/IP Services documentation on setting
up IP printers. (The on-line version of the TCP/IP Services documentation
is available via a URL reference included in the FAQ.)
While it is often possible (depending on the configuration of the remote
host), the OpenVMS Wizard does not generally recommend that you configure
your network systems to pass your print jobs through another platform
whenever the target printer is directly accessable on the network.
(There are certainly reasons to configure your network to route print
jobs through other hosts, but this is obviously not the simplest of
network configurations -- and problems can be difficult to diagnose
and resolve.) Topics such as (1694) and (3971) (briefly) discuss some
of the various considerations and options involved when queuing print
jobs to an intermediate Microsoft Windows system.