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Creating printer ports and shared printers in a clustered environment

This tip explains how to create printer ports and shared printers programmatically in a clustered environment.

Assumptions:

  • Kerberos support for the cluster has been enabled for each clustered resource as per: PSS ID Number: 235529
  • Access to Resource Kit Utility REGINI

    There are two steps to this process:

    1. Define printer ports on each node of the cluster.
    2. Create shared printers on each node of the cluster.

    Define printer ports:

    NOTE: Printer ports should be defined on each node of the cluster. If you have a range of printers, you may want to manually split the range between the two virtual nodes.

    Step1: Use IP.bat to Create portmaker batch file.

    Rename IP.txt to Portmaker.bat. This file will be used to create ports on PRINT_NODE1 node of the cluster.

    Perform the same process for PRINT_NODE2. Modify IP.bat to reflect the new range of printer ports and PRINT_NODE:

    FOR /L %%I IN (128,1,254) DO CALL :TEST %%I

    Listing for IP.bat
    FOR /L %%I IN (0,1,127) DO CALL :TEST %%I

    :TEST
    ECHO CALL PORT.BAT 192.168.0.%1 >>IP.TXT
    ECHO CALL PORTCREATE.BAT PRINT_NODE1>>IP.TXT.

    PORTMAKER.BAT Sample output

    CALL PORT.BAT 192.168.0.0
    CALL PORTCREATE.BAT PRINT_NODE1
    CALL PORT.BAT 192.168.0.1
    CALL PORTCREATE.BAT PRINT_NODE1

    Port.bat creates the port.ini file that Portcreate.bat

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