I am in the process of re-configuring our Windows Domain (Server 2008R2) and want to iron out anything that caused trouble the first time I set them up.
We have two network connected printers with static IP addresses, currently the workstations are using a workgroup rather than a domain while I rebuild everything. All workstations are able to print to the network printers by adding them manually using the IP address.
Originally, the Domain Controller shared the printers and then the Group Policy assigned them to the relevant workstation/user.
Is there a simpler way? The reason I don't want to do it the same way I originally did, is because if the DC fails and a second DC takes over the print shares failed. For example:
DC1 = CARBON Workstations showed Printer 1 on CARBON & Printer 2 on CARBON
When DC2 takes over the shares still looked for CARBON which wasn't available. At this point everyone starts shouting.
Is there a recommended way of setting this up?