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Updated Oct 22 2002

Setting up a Windows NT 4.0 Server
for TCP/IP printing to a Canon device

Note: You must have Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or higher installed.
Service Pack 4 recommended.
Download it from Microsoft



 
 
1.  How do I check my NT 4.0 Service Pack Version?
2.  Where do I get NT 4.0 Service Packs?
3.  One important note about NT 4.0 Service Packs!
4.  How do I configure Windows NT 4.0 for TCP/IP Printing?
5.  Setting up point and print from NT 4 to Windows 95 clients is requesting the "Windows 95 Flat Share CD ROM"
6.  I want to print from NT4 Workstation through NT4 Server to a printer using LPR/LPD only.  No SMB

1.  How do I check my NT 4.0 Service Pack Version?

Double click on My Computer
Click on help and About Windows NT.
The second line from the top should read Version 4.0 (Build yyyy : Service Pack x)
yyyy is your build version and x is your service pack version.
If there is no service pack installed there won't be anything after (Build yyyy)
2.  Where do I get NT 4.0 Service Packs?
You can download them from Microsoft.  (www.Microsoft.com)
 
3.  One important note about NT 4.0 Service Packs!
If any NT 4.0 service,  protocol or application is installed after a service pack, files from the original NT 4.0 CD will be used.
This will  overwrite your NT 4.0 service pack files.  You must re-install your NT 4.0 service pack once again.
Most admins wont want to do this since you have to reboot the server.  To be absolutely sure, re-install your Service Pack.
 

4.  How do I configure Windows NT 4.0 for TCP/IP Printing?
 

Step 1. Configure the server to run TCP/IP.
NOTE: If you are already running TCP/IP please don't skip this step. Please use it to verify your settings.
 
Right click on Network Neighborhood, then click properties, click on Services tab and check for or add :
Microsoft TCP/IP Printing
Simple TCP/IP Services (this one is not necessary but is a good idea)
Click on the Protocol tab and check for or add:
TCP/IP Protocol ( if you have to add this protocol then you need to configure an IP network which is outside the scope of this document.)  You must refer installing and configuring TCP/IP with the customers network administrator.
NOTE: Another reminder.  If you install any of these services or protocols Microsoft recommends that you reinstall the service pack to update any newly installed files.
Step 2. Installing the printer driver.
NOTE : To print to a Canon networked printer you need a static IP address for that printer. Please inform the network administrator about this and ask for an IP address before you begin this step. There are other ways but this would be the simplest.
From the Printers window, double click on add printer for the wizard.
Choose My Computer and Next
Choose Add Port, LPR Port and New Port
Enter the IP address or DNS name assigned to the printer in the space called  "Name or address of server providing LPD".
Enter Name of printer or print queue of the printer.
If you are using a Canon network card you can safely enter any print queue name (example. GP200)
If you are using an EFI controller you must enter a specific print queue name.  See Names.html for a list
Click Ok, click Close
Make sure your new port has a check mark in the box beside it and click Next
Click on Have Disk
Point to the location where the printer driver files are stored and click Ok
Select the printer and click Next
We recommend you using default name but you don't have to.   Seting this printer as default is your option..  Click Next
Share the printer but don't click on the operating system of computers that will be printing to this printer. Click Next
Don't print a test page until after you configure the printer. Click finish
Step 3. Configure the printer
Right click on your new printer and click on Properties
Click on the Scheduling tab and set the spool setting to start printing after last page spooled
Click on the last tab (usually Config) - Configure the driver with the options you have. - click Ok
Right click on your new printer and click on Document defaults
Check the configuration is correct and click Ok
Print a test page to make sure everything is working
 
 
5.  Setting up point and print from NT 4 to Windows 95 clients is requesting the "Windows 95 Flat Share CD ROM"
This information was provided from Chris Hart, chris_hart@cuk.canon.co.uk  (thanks Chris)
 

We have had several occurrences of customers trying to set up point and print from NT Server SP4 and 5 to Windows 95 clients, this has resulted in unsuccessful installations. I tested the problem here; in short our PCL drivers will work whilst our postscript drivers will not. Documented below is he procedure I went through.

Symptom - When trying to set up point and print from an NT 4 SP5 box to Windows 95 clients it asked for the "Windows 95 Flat Share CD ROM".

Action - To install a GP3355PCL driver as a test.

The flat share CD ROM is actually a directory and file on the WINNT SP5 CD ROM (X:\SUPPORT\PRINTERS\SP2PRINT.INF). Once WINNT has located this file it then asks for the relevant .INF file for the printer driver. At this point you place the relevant printer driver CD in the drive and select have disk, browsing to the .INF file that relates to you Windows 95 printer driver. Once selected it copies files until it asks for CNP5E.DRV of the Windows 95 CD ROM. This file is actually a manufacturers file and is found in the windows 95 directory of you printer driver disk. Once this file is located the installation finishes and point and print is functional.

Although a little long winded this functions fine for products that support the "add printer wizard". However our Postscript products use AdobePS and function only with a specific Adobe set-up wizard, therefore when NT asks for the printer specific .INF file it does not exist.
 
 

6.  I want to print from NT4 Workstation through NT4 Server to a printer using LPR/LPD only.  I want no SMB.
Why would I want to do this?
Normally, a NT4 worstation user will click on Network Neighboorhood, find the printer and click on it.
This is SMB printing from the Workstation to the Server.
It may be more reliable to print only with LPR

On the NT4 workstation ensure that TCP/IP printing is installed.
If it is not, please have the NT4 admin follow the steps in this document to install these services

From the Printers window, double click on add printer for the wizard.
Choose My Computer and Next
Choose Add Port, LPR Port and New Port
Enter the following information;

Name or address of server providing LPD                       Enter the IP address or DNS name assigned to the NT4 Printer Server
Enter Name of printer or print queue of the printer            Enter the name of the print queue on the NT4 Print Server



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