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[-'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by our technical team.  The best technical solution is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.-]
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'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by our technical team.  '''The best technical solution''' is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.
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Windows XP is limited to 10 simultaneous network connections (fileshare or printer connections).  Microsoft builds this behavior into Windows so that their customers are required to upgrade to server class editions of Windows, which are more able to handle a larger volume of connections.
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Windows XP is limited to 10 simultaneous network connections (fileshare or printer connections).  Microsoft builds this behavior into Windows XP and Vista so that their customers are required to upgrade to server class editions of Windows, which are more able to handle a larger volume of connections.
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[-'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by PaperCut.  The best technical solution is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.-]
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[-'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by our technical team.  The best technical solution is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.-]
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'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by PaperCut.  The best technical solution is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.
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[-'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by PaperCut.  The best technical solution is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.-]
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'''Note:''' This method is not recommend nor supported by PaperCut.  The best technical solution is to simply upgrade to a server class system if you have a large network.  This following method is only provided as a ''hint'' that may help some organizations.
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Note: this process can be quite complicated.  There are also some disadvantages over using standard Windows print queues, the main one being that the print queues will be unauthenticated (i.e. you cannot enforce access control).
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'''Note:''' this process can be quite complicated.  There are also some disadvantages over using standard Windows print queues, the main one being that the print queues will be unauthenticated (i.e. you cannot enforce access control), and you will loose "auto driver deployment".
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It is still possible to run PaperCut on Windows XP with more than 10 workstations, however, using the following method.
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It is still possible to run PaperCut and host printers on Windows XP with more than 10 workstations, however, using the following method.
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Windows XP is limited to 10 simultaneous network connections.  Microsoft builds this behavior into Windows so that their customers are required to upgrade to server class editions of Windows, which are more able to handle a larger volume of connections.
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Windows XP is limited to 10 simultaneous network connections (fileshare or printer connections).  Microsoft builds this behavior into Windows so that their customers are required to upgrade to server class editions of Windows, which are more able to handle a larger volume of connections.
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(:title Working with the 10 connection limit in Windows XP :)

Windows XP is limited to 10 simultaneous network connections.  Microsoft builds this behavior into Windows so that their customers are required to upgrade to server class editions of Windows, which are more able to handle a larger volume of connections.

It is still possible to run PaperCut on Windows XP with more than 10 workstations, however, using the following method.

!Mapping Printer Queues Using LPR/LPD

Note: this process can be quite complicated.  There are also some disadvantages over using standard Windows print queues, the main one being that the print queues will be unauthenticated (i.e. you cannot enforce access control).

!!On the system hosting your print queues

!!!Install TCP/IP print services:

->'''1.''' Have the Windows installation CD on hand

->'''2.''' Log on as a local ''Administrator''

->'''3.''' Navigate to ''Start->Control Panel->Network Connections'' or right-click on ''My Network Places'' and select '''Properties'''...

->'''4.''' Select the menu '''Advanced->Optional Network Components...'''

->'''5.''' Select '''Other Network File and Print Services'''

->'''6.''' Click '''Next''' and '''OK'''.

->'''7.''' Reset the system if requested

->'''8.''' Open ''Start->Settings->Control Panel->(Administration Tools)->Services''

->'''9.''' Double-click '''TCP/IP Printing Services''' and set the startup type to '''Automatic'''


!!!Windows XP Firewall:

->'''1.''' The Windows XP [=SP2=] firewall is now enabled by default and will block access to the printer.  An exception rule must be defined.

->'''2.''' Navigate to '''Start->Control Panel->Network Connections''' or right-click on ''My Network Places'' and select Properties…

->'''3.''' Right-click on the network adaptor responsible for network communications and select ''Properties''

->'''4.''' Select the ''Advanced'' tab and click the '''Settings...''' Windows firewall button.

->'''5.''' Select the ''Exceptions'' tab and click '''Add Port...'''

->'''6.''' Enter a name of ''Printer'' and a port number of ''515''.  Ensure ''TCP'' is selected. Click '''OK'''.

->'''7.''' Click '''OK''', then '''OK''' again to apply the change.


!!!Install printer(s):

->'''1.''' Install the printer using the manufacturer's install method or drivers (if not already installed)

->'''2.''' Verify that the printer is '''not shared''' by right-clicking on the printer icon under ''Start->Settings->Printers'' and selecting '''Sharing...'''

->'''3.''' Right-click on the printer icon under ''Start->Settings->Printers'' and select '''Properties...'''

->'''4.''' The printer name will need to be typed in exactly from the workstation(s), so renaming the printer to a short and easy to remember name is recommended.

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!!On the workstation(s)

!!!Add the printer exposed to the network as a local server printer:

->'''1.''' '''Log on''' to the server as '''Administrator'''

->'''2.''' Invoke the ''Add Printer'' wizard from ''Start->Settings->Printers''

->'''3.''' Select ''Local printer''

->'''4.''' Ensure ''Automatically detect Plug-n-Play printers'' is '''not''' selected

->'''5.''' Select ''Create a new port'' and highlight '''LPR Port'''

->'''6.''' Enter the name of the server hosting the printer and the name associated with the printer (step 4 in "Install printer(s)")

->'''7.''' Complete the ''Add Printer'' wizard as normal.

!!!Test the printer:

->'''1.''' Send a print job from the workstation and confirm that it enters the print queue on the server.

->'''2.''' Confirm that PaperCut has logged the print job.

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''Categories:'' [[!Implementation]], [[!Printers]]
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[-keywords: local printers, desktop printers, print quotas on workstation printers, advanced printer setup-]

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