Renaming network printers...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PDAGuy, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. PDAGuy

    PDAGuy Guest

    Hello -

    My company has slowly started replacing all our Win9x computers with XP machines. When we hook them up to the network and install network printers (Novell) it will not allow us to rename the object created (usually the queue name). You can rename the printer if it is a local printer and if you have administrative rights. Do you know how we can rename the network printers on these machines?

    Thanks much.
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Do you mean the global share name (in \\novellserver\printer1) or the name of the icon in the printers folder?

  3. PDAGuy

    PDAGuy Guest

    The icon in the printer's folder.
  4. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    JJB, novell printers don't work like that.

    PDAGuy, you can't rename the queue names like that. What you could do though is put in a description or name in the "Location" value in the printer properties, and that will show up in the status bar and on mouse-over for that printer.