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OpenVMS system print queue changes

 
Tom Wolf_3
Valued Contributor

OpenVMS system print queue changes

Hello all. I'm still relatively new to VMS system administration and I have a question about changing print queue specifications. I have several queues defined on HP4050N and HP4000N printers. Our end users have requested that plain paper pulls from drawer 2 of these printers and pre-printed forms pull from drawer 3. The queue names are as follows:
L/P738
L/P745
L/P747
L/P722
L/P744

Could someone point me in right direction on how to make these changes? It doesn't look like a change made in the spooler.dat file.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Tom

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RBrown_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

I think you would be using DCPS with these printers. In that case, the easiest thing (for you) is to have your users type

$ PRINT/PARAMETERS=INPUT_TRAY=input-tray file-name

See chapter 3 of the DCPS users manual, or HELP PRINT_PARAMETERS INPUT_TRAY.

You could set up commands to simplify this:

$ PRINTPLAIN :== PRINT/PARAMETERS=INPUT_TRAY=input-tray
$ PRINTPLAIN file-name

Since I don't have a printer with multiple input trays, I have not figured out if it is possible to set up a form that does this.

On the other hand, I have never heard of a spooler.dat file, so you may have something completely different.
Hakan Zanderau ( Anders
Trusted Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

No problem.....
I will help you through.....

Do a SHOW QUEUE/FULL on one of the requested queues...to start with.

Hakan

AKA The GreenCapped Printerguru
Don't make it worse by guessing.........
Tom Wolf_3
Valued Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

Hello, below is the output of running SHOW QUEUE/FULL on P745 and L745.

SILVER$ show queue/full p745
Printer queue P745, idle, on SILVER::NLP3745:, mounted form PSSWITCH (stock=DEFAULT)
< HP4050N SS PED'S, on server 172.16.176.106, port 9100 >
/BASE_PRIORITY=4 /DEFAULT=(FORM=PSSWITCH (stock=DEFAULT)) /NOENABLE_GENERIC /LIBRARY=CERNER_TCPIP_DEVCTL Lowercase
/OWNER=[SYSTEM] /PROCESSOR=MULTINET_STREAM_SYMBIONT /PROTECTION=(S:M,O:D,G:R,W:S) /SCHEDULE=(NOSIZE)


SILVER$ show queue/full l745
Printer queue L745, idle, on SILVER::NLP2745:, mounted form PCSWITCH1 (stock=DEFAULT)
< HP4050N SS PED'S, on server 172.16.176.106, port 9100 >
/BASE_PRIORITY=4 /DEFAULT=(FORM=PCSWITCH1 (stock=DEFAULT)) /NOENABLE_GENERIC /LIBRARY=CERNER_TCPIP_DEVCTL Lowercase
/OWNER=[SYSTEM] /PROCESSOR=MULTINET_STREAM_SYMBIONT /PROTECTION=(S:M,O:D,G:R,W:S) /SCHEDULE=(NOSIZE)
Hakan Zanderau ( Anders
Trusted Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

OK, you are using a TELENET symbiont.

We have to create a couple of setup-modules and
and new printforms.

But not today.... I have just had my evening dinner with some wine and a glass of Talisker.

Could you supply your mailaddress ?
( There will be a lot of testing......before we get to the final solution )

Hakan
Don't make it worse by guessing.........
Tom Wolf_3
Valued Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

Hello Hakan, my email address is
Thomas.Wolf@wfhc.org

Thanks for the assistance.
Jim_McKinney
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

>> /LIBRARY=CERNER_TCPIP_DEVCTL

> We have to create a couple of setup-modules and and new printforms.

Perhaps, or perhaps not. What is the content of that device control library. Perhaps modules for the functions that you want are already included? Any doc for them? If not you might start by listing the content ($ LIBRARY/LIST SYS$SHARE:CERNER_TCPIP_DEVCTL) and perhaps extract and inspect any modules that seem promising.
Hakan Zanderau ( Anders
Trusted Contributor

Re: OpenVMS system print queue changes

Jim,

Yes, I'm aware of the already existing library.
But sometimes its harder to make changes ( without breaking something that already works ) than to make a new setupmodule.

I have some gaps when it comes to VMS, but when it comes to printproblems, then I can make a difference.

Hakan

Former known as "The GreenCapped Printerguru"
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1341590

Don't make it worse by guessing.........