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Shared Printer Problems

Q: Shared Printer Problems

Ok this has been giving me the biggest headache for the past month and any help would be MUCH appreciated as I now have hit Printer Problems Shared a dead end I have a home network set up with one computer serving as the Server for the house it is running Vista Ultimate x All the printers are connected to that computer and are shared The server also contains all of our movies and music for the house I have several computers Shared Printer Problems connected to it ranging from Vista Home Shared Printer Problems Premium x to Vista Ultimate x Now for some reason I am only able to print to the printer when I am logged in on an account with the exact name and password as the one that I made on the server Any other account I just get an error in the printer queue So I figured I just needed to set up everyone with a user name and password on the server I did that and the same thing is happening I've checked the security tab on the printer and set Everyone to have full control over the printer Printer sharing is enabled on the server and I'm adding the printer to the other computers via local port quot SERVER Colour Laser quot So I have no idea what else it could be I'm also installing both x and x drivers on the server and the proper ones on the client computers So to recap I have Server - Windows Vista Ultimate x Printer - HP Laser CP Printer - HP Deskjet Computer - Windows Vista Ultimate x Computer - Windows Vista Ultimate x Computer - Windows Vista Home Premium x Computer - Windows Vista Home Premium x Each computer has one common user name and password quot Tyler quot I can successfully print from any computer while on that account However I am unsuccessful in printing from any other account Any help is much appreciated as I am about to lose some hair over this

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A: Shared Printer Problems

Well I have my printers connected to a Dell XPS running Vista 64 Home Premium. The other house computers are XP based desktops and mobiles.

Interesting enough, the file sharing works fine and printing to my Canon printer works fine. Sharing to the HP does not work (it works locally).

This has to be some simple setup (along with something HP did to mess up the driver).

I have seen the reverse -- printer on XP, laptop running VIsta....

http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/209298-shared-printer-problems.html
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Thank you.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-problems.390990/
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I have a deck top (Dell with xp) with a printer set up to run from it. I also have a Dell laptop with Vista. I have tried to set up printer sharing for two days with no luck.I went through all the right processes(?) and when I go to print from my Vista I get a script message.

Is there a secret to doing this?
 

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OK dont know if this should be in networking or winxp but here goes I have PC s networked wireless connections and wired PC s All PC s have WinXP pro in stalled and nework fine Sharing mapping and transfering of files is no problem between any of the PC s I have a HP all in one usb printer connected to my main PC This PC I just reformatted and reinstalled windows on I went through all my normal set ups and shared my normal drives and the printer with no problems Problem I am now having though is that of the PC s will not print to the shared printer on the main PC I have Printer Problems Shared deleted the old shared printer from Shared Printer Problems the that are having problems and when trying to print I just get an error saying I do not have permission and to contact my network admin This happens on both of the PC s that wont print The that can print obviously have no problems but of them I did nothing on and it is using the old settings before the reformat and still prints with no problem The other PC I have deleted and readded the shared printer with no problems Both the PC s that are having problems I have taken all security software off and still get the same problem Totally stumped any ideas from anyone would be appreciated nbsp

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I am new to this forum and have been searching the Internet for awhile now to try and solve this problem I did search on here but didn t seem to find a solution I have a HP PSC V All-In-One printer that is shared on Adding Shared Problems Printer the network It Problems Adding Shared Printer is cabled via USB to one of the work stations that is running Windows Ultimate I have another workstation identical to the one with the printer and it can use the printer with no problems This tells me the printer is shared correctly A couple of months ago I bought a Gateway NV Laptop and it came with Windows Home Premium Now the problem begins I have been trying to add the HP as a network printer to the laptop It sees the printer since they are all on the same home group and when I try and finish the install I get an error message indicating that some files may be missing or corrupt I can browse that workstation with the shared printer from the laptop so I m not thinking it has anything to do with security Next I tried to add it as a local device and telling it the IP Address of the share and it still tells me the files are missing or corrupt I downloaded the package again from HP all m and tried to install but it wants to install as a local device and wants me to connect the printer which I can t since it will not be wired to this laptop So I then tried to point to the inf file but have no idea what it is and where it is I did try several inf files that were in the package but every time it came back and said they didn t pertain to the device I was trying to install I would like to avoid uninstalling the drivers on the shared workstation if at all possible since I have out of PCs using the shared printer with no problems I need your help folks this one is over my head Thanks in advance Stewball

A:Problems Adding Shared Printer

Hi Stewball and welcome to The Seven Forums. Try looking at the link below, it might help.

Network Different Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/126094-problems-adding-shared-printer.html
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Alright here is the deal I have a XP Home Premium bit desktop Vista Home Premium bit laptop and a Home Premium bit notebook I managed to get them all networked together but am having serious problems with sharing a Dell AIO printer I have tried just about everything I can think of to resolve this problem Network Problems Printer Shared but to no avail I keep returning error x d on both systems regardless I have already fixed the quot Spooler App quot problem via editing the registry on both systems and yet neither system can communicate with the printer over Shared Network Printer Problems the network Shared Network Printer Problems sharing from the XP desktop The Notebook has the Vista bit driver installed and the Vista laptop has the Vista bit driver installed The Notebook WILL print when the printer is directly hooked up to it but the Vista laptop will NOT print from it when it is directly hooked up Both systems were set up to run the printer off of a network from the XP desktop via the setup wizard which opened itself from the driver installation but neither can print off of it regardless I really need your help nbsp

A:Shared Network Printer Problems

This is a procedure that may work for installing network printers when the normal install doesn't work properly.
Select: Control Panel, Printers, Add Printer
Choose Add Local Printer.
Uncheck the box marked :Automatically detect my PnP printer.
Click Next
Select Create a New Port and leave the default in the drop down selection as Local Port.
Click Next
Windows displays a small dialogue box asking a port name.
Key in: \\<computer_name>\<printer_name> See note below
Click OK
Windows will show a list of printer vendors and models. The list looks just like the Windows Add Hardware Dialog. Select your printer manufacturer and printer model from the list. If your specific printer isn't shown, you can click on Have Disk and browse to the folder where you have the unpacked drivers for your printer.

Note:
<computer_name> - Computer name from Control Panel, System status display.
<printer_name> - The actual name of the network printer viewed by browsing to the shared printer on the network.​
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-network-printer-problems.902581/
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A:Shared Printer & Spooler Problems

bump.
No one? Anyone??

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/shared-printer-and-spooler-problems-312142.html
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The 64 bit PC can print OK using the HP printer but when I try and print using the OKI from the 32 bit PC the print job enters the queue but never actually prints. The print queue can only be cleared by going into the printer spool folder files as described elsewhere on this forum.

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Thanks for any help or advice you can provide

A:Shared local printer problems with 32 bit and 64 bit networked PCs

Are the drivers for the OKI installed on both machines?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/330784-shared-local-printer-problems-32-bit-64-bit-networked-pcs.html
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The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/42647-shared-printer-problem-windows-10-printer-default-manage.html
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A:XP shared Printer Win 7 cannot connect though can see printer

Within your router is uPNP enabled?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/215097-xp-shared-printer-win-7-cannot-connect-though-can-see-printer.html
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A:Shared Printer?

Hi you will need to install the driver on the win 7 machine. is your printer wireless? this might help you. Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Windows Help

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/360435-shared-printer.html
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Thanks in advance

JP
 

A:shared printer

http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/winmacprinter/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer.690372/
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A:shared printer

Couple of things...
1. I assume that you had used windows XP wizzard to install a network printer right?
2. On the windows Me you right clicked on the printer and chosen "sharing" right?
3. Looked in the FAQ of the manufacturer for tips ?
4 Using the lastest drivers for printer on XP or the "generic "microsoft drivers ?
HTH
 

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A:Need Help Using Mac Shared Printer on W7 PC

for the printer install Bonjour.
as for file sharing, i don't really know. is "network discovery" disabled?

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A:Cannot use a shared printer

You shouldn't need to do it manually but sometimes it's the only way that works. Usually the problems are with permissions and sharing settings.

Try doing it this way and see if it works.
XP to 7 Printer sharing

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/46167-cannot-use-shared-printer.html
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A:shared printer

You might want to have this moved to the Networking forum here at TSG you would get a much better response for your problem there, Just click on the little triangle at the top right and ask a moderator to please move the thread.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer.503879/
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A:Shared Printer

"I can ping the desktop from the laptop but not the laptop from the desktop."

My first guess would be a firewall on the laptop is blocking access. Turn off Windows XP firewall and uninstall any others to see if this is your problem. Could be affecting the printing also.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer.376442/
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A:Shared printer

Lucky. I have a similar setup except the host is running XP. I cannot get the printer to show up on the other computers...

Your host PC is probably going to power saving mode (sleep/hibernate) etc severing connections with your network. Change the host PC settings and you'll be fine

Optimize Windows 7 This might help

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/82863-shared-printer.html
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Thanks
All help appreciated
Andy
 

A:Connect to shared printer--> HELP!!!

I never ran Native NT systems, just XP based, and of course there is a "Wizard" for adding the Printer.

In your case I expect that there is not.

But when I do a Browse for a new Printer to ADD, I see listings like this...

\\MOLLIE\Epson ActionLaser 1500--Local

"MOLLIE" is the name of my spousal unit's Computer on our Network.

"Epson ActionLaser 1500--Local" is how the Printer on her PC is identified.

The \'s are the required designators for XP. I expect that NT is the same?

So, you need to add a Printer that is:

//COMP1/HP

if what you have specified is accurate.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connect-to-shared-printer-help.341717/
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Why needs to be done so that the computers with the shared printer installed automatically authenticate as soon as the user logs in?

A:Shared printer issue

Are the computers having this issue running XP Home by chance?? If so this happens because XP home does not store network passwords

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/shared-printer-issue-342401.html
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Hi

I have an Epson 1290 connected to my Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 PC, and it is shared with my Vista Home premium SP2 PC, the printer works fine when printing from my Windows 7 PC but when I try to print from my Vista PC, nothing prints and all the jobs are shown in the "Open Printer" Dialogue box.

I have tried right clicking and selecting "Restart" on each entry but still nothing happens.

The printer is the default printer for both PC's and shows up in the Control Panel/Printers box.

Any ideas on what can be happening and how to fix it?

Cheers

Daniel

A:Shared printer not printing

Hello,

It might help to download the latest printer driver for Vista from Epson's site.

Please let us know.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/160793-shared-printer-not-printing.html
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The Microsoft troubleshooter program that pops up at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314073 (requires XP service pack 3 and dot.net) suggested setting that printer as the default printer on the remote computer. Very much to my surprise, that solved the problem! I see another person with the same experience writing at http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31395309/network-printer-only-prints-if-set-as-default-printer.aspx.

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A:Shared Printer Question

Hi Delphi51 -The M/soft .NET Framework 3.5 may be required on all of these units - Please be sure you have XP SP3 on all the computers in the home network and check for all M/soft updates -Also un/re-install the printer on all those units with problems (if you still have the printer CD) then check for Driver updates -Thank You -EDIT -Sorry but I could not access the Egghead link= Blank page (even though I am a member there)

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A:Shared Printer Problem

the problem could be owner 'guest'. 'guest' is a limited account, probably don't have authority.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-problem.453398/
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Please help, I really am begging you. It's driving me crazy
 

A:Shared printer error

It's your Printer Spooler Service Issue, Try to restart the service & make sure its set to automatic. Check Event Viewer to find out what is causing this issue.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-error.901929/
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Hi,
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A:shared printer problem

When you added it to the other terminals did you also remove the original instance of it?
That is to say on one of the non-printer connected terminals you had the network printer "Epson on T1" installed. Now you have added "Epson on T2". If you did not remove "Epson on T1" then your applications may still be defaulting to that (absent) printer.

What apps are you printing from and what error messages do you get when you try to print? If you find the printer on one of the non-printer connected terminals and right click on it to select properties there is a 'print a test page' button. What happens when you try that?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/19807/shared-printer-problem/
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Hi,

I have a strange problem. I have a workstation connected to a domain. There are 4 mapped network shares. There is also 1 connection to a shared printer that is on another pc.

Whenever the workstation is rebooted the the shared folders are fine and can be connected to. But the I am unable to print to the shared printer. If I Reinstall the print share I can print.

The work station is running Windows 7.
 

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I am trying to be able to print via shared printer on a home network The desktop where the printer is connected is running Vista home Premium the laptop s that I would like to be able to print from are running windows xp I have created a shared printer on the desktop running vista at first when print Printer seen, Shared but won't I went to add a printer to the laptop I was able to view the desktop computer but not the printer turning off the Norton Anti-virus firewall allowed for me to then see the printer on the network windows firewall is turned on After adding the printing and making it the default printer I am still unable to print It sees the printer even shows in the printer que when a doc is pending on the desktop but then job is not finished and never begins to print and disappears from the printer que Any thoughts Is there a setting in norton anit-virus that is blocking Or could it be windows defender The desktop is brand new nbsp

A:Shared Printer seen, but won't print

This sounds like a port specification issue, or perhaps a driver issue on the remote machine. How did you install the drivers for the remote machine, and what version of Windows is running on the remote client?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-seen-but-wont-print.617800/
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I am having a problem printing on a home network The printer Epson Stylus Color D inkjet is connected by USB to a Printer Problem Shared desktop and is also installed as a shared printer on a laptop The network is set up and running properly - the laptop can connect to the internet via the desktop and file sharing between the two PCs operates normally The printer can be seen on both PCs - on the desktop it is set up to share while on the laptop it shows as a shared printer with the icon underlined in yellow When I send a print job from the laptop it appears in the print queue on the desktop with status as printing and owner as guest but the job never prints OS is Windows XP Home SP I have tried the following - Reinstalling printer on both machines Installing latest Epson driver Setting printer to print direct rather Shared Printer Problem than spooling Checking that print spooling service is started and set to automatic at startup None of the above has made any difference - can anyone help please

A:Shared Printer Problem

can you print okay from the desktop? when the status is 'printing' from the laptop, does it stay that way indefinitely or does it report an error printing at some stage?

when you installed the printer on the laptop you did install it as an network printer?

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I am having a problem printing on a home network The printer Epson Stylus Color D inkjet is connected by USB to a desktop and Shared Problem Printer is also installed as a shared printer on a laptop The network is set up Shared Printer Problem and running properly - the laptop can connect to the internet via Shared Printer Problem the desktop and file sharing between the two Shared Printer Problem PCs operates normally The printer can be seen on both PCs - on the desktop it is set up to share while on the laptop it shows as a shared printer with the icon underlined in yellow When I send a print job from the laptop it appears in the print queue on the desktop with status as printing and owner as guest but the job never prints OS is Windows XP Home SP I have tried the following - Reinstalling printer on both machines Installing latest Epson driver Setting printer to print direct rather than spooling Checking that print spooling service is started and set to automatic at startup None of the above has made any difference - can anyone help please

A:Shared Printer Problem

Make sure the proper port is configured on the remote computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/48032/shared-printer-problem/
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Hi,
in the beginning, I should say the printer is NOT connected to the pc.
I have a shared printer in the network. It's connected via cable to one router. There are usually just two devices (besides the printer, plus phones etc..) in the network: my pc (W7 U 64) - connected to the same router via cable and notebook (W7) - connected via wifi to the same router.
When my pc is on, the notebook can print without any problems, but when it is off, I can see the printer on my notebook, I can try to print stuff, but it only goes to queue and starts to actually print when I turn my pc on.
It is just small home network.
Printer: Ricoh Aficio 3400S but we use 4100N drivers because of the system compatibility

Thanks for your help!

A:Shared printer - Others can't print when my pc is off

Sounds as if the network printer is not installed as a network printer on the other devices. If it is installed as a shared printer (YourPC_Name\Printer_Name), it will naturally only work when your PC is on because the other devices do not search the printer from the network but instead try to connect to it over your PC.

The solution is simple, the printer needs to be installed as network printer on all devices, allowing all devices to connect to it directly instead of over your PC.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/371159-shared-printer-others-cant-print-when-my-pc-off.html
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I have machines one is a desktop running xp sp the other is a laptop running Windows They connect to the internet and with each other through a linksys router I cannot print remotely from the laptop to the desktop which has a printer attached to it I can hook the laptop directly to the printer via usb cable and it prints fine so it isn t a driver problem I have already disabled all firewalls and tried that route it still doesn t print I am able to share folders on the XP machine and access them from the Windows laptop I was able to print to the printer remotely from the laptop prior to upgrading to Windows on the laptop which Shared Problem Printer is what I am trying to print from but it can t be a driver issue because I can print Shared Printer Problem directly to the printer when attached by usb to the printer The router configuration has not changed the xp machine configuration has not changed When connected through the network the Windows laptop quot sees quot the printer and installs it But when I print it says spooling and then the printed item disappears into the ether when printing to the shared printer through the network Any thoughts Oh one other Shared Printer Problem thing if this means anything The printer on the XP machine is set up on USB there is no USB or USB ports that I can select Help David W Norman nbsp

A:Shared Printer Problem

This is a procedure that may work for installing network printers when the normal install doesn't work properly.
Select: Control Panel, Printers, Add Printer
Choose Add Local Printer.
Uncheck the box marked :Automatically detect my PnP printer.
Click Next
Select Create a New Port and leave the default in the drop down selection as Local Port.
Click Next
Windows displays a small dialogue box asking a port name.
Key in: \\<computer_name>\<printer_name> See note below
Click OK
Windows will show a list of printer vendors and models. The list looks just like the Windows Add Hardware Dialog. Select your printer manufacturer and printer model from the list. If your specific printer isn't shown, you can click on Have Disk and browse to the folder where you have the unpacked drivers for your printer.

Note:
<computer_name> - Computer name from Control Panel, System status display.
<printer_name> - The actual name of the network printer viewed by browsing to the shared printer on the network.​
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-problem.880726/
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Having great fun here trying to get an XP Pro machine connected to our new Canon CLC950 running off a Cyclone Colorbus RIP which is running W2K.
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Other XP machines on the network have no problem connecting, as dont the Win98 machines.
Any ideas, or further information required that might be useful?
 

A:Cant connect to W2K shared printer from XP

Sounds like your not logged onto the network? Are all other network resources available? ie: can you see other pc's on the network etc. Are you logged onto the same domain as the PC sharing the printer??

Ed
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-connect-to-w2k-shared-printer-from-xp.90950/
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Hi
I have my main pc in one room which I use on the internet with a Buffalo Wireless Modem/Router, connected to the PC using an Ethernet cable. I have an Epson D88 connected to the PC via USB. I also have a laptop which connected via the wireless network I have setup. I now want to be able to print from the laptop to the Epson via the network, when the pc is switched on. I have gone into Printers and accessed the printer and said to let it be shared and called it EPSON. When I go on the laptop I cannot see it. What do I have to do to see printer

Thanks

Stu
 

A:Shared Printer over Network

The firewall on the laptop may be blocking the communication to the printer. You must enable Printer and File sharing on both computers by running the "network setup wizard"
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/shared-printer-over-network.92040/
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A:Shared Printer problem

Can you test by turning off any firewall software on the computer downstairs? Sounds to me like it's having some sort of communications problem.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/shared-printer-problem-227796.html
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Mike

A:Printing to XP Shared Printer

Are both computers part of the same workgroup? Do you have any security software on the XP computer that may be preventing it from seeing the Windows 7 computer? Have you configured the Windows 7 computer to allow file and printer sharing?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/67304-printing-xp-shared-printer.html
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A:Disappearing shared printer

System seems OK now. After resetting and setting all the "sharing" options on thge desktop to which the printers are attached, my laptop has finally rediscovered the printers - for no obvious reason.

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hi

I have a xp pc with a espon c900 printer shared.
In xp the printer wil be seen as a epson c900 advanced.

The printer also communicate whit the pc exp paper jam?

In vista the xp drivers won't work.
So on other forums a found the solution.
Install the printer local and map a port to the shared printre on xp an use the vista driver

Printing is ok.

But when i whant to install my status monitor in vista he won't commnunicate with the shared printer on xp.

An in xp it works fine. There i can see if the front cover of the printer is open and so on.

The status monitor works fin when the printer is connected on the usb port of the vista machine but not when the printer is connected to the xp machine

any help is welcome.

Glenn
 

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A:Connection with shared printer

Sometimes trial and error has its own logic. Maybe the homegroup had some setting that was blocking your printer access. But it's tough to say with no indication of the current state of your network. They say "if it ain't broke don't fix it." So I guess a corollary would be "If you fixed it don't try to figure out how. Just use it."

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Thanks

A:Scan Through Shared Printer

A shared printer is a printer not a scanner so I am thinking it is not possible. Generally scanner functions are not available over the network even for large all-in-one business type machines.

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Situation:
I have 2 computers connected with a linksys router. Both computers are win xp pro and both share a printer. The printer is connected to the main computer with a parallel cable connection. The 2ndary computer accesses the printer through printer sharing. The main computer (the one that is directly connected to the printer) prints just fine. The 2ndary computer doesn't print at all. I went to "Printers" and it shows that it's the primary printer and that it's ready.
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A:The Shared Printer Blues

What error message does it give you?

Can you share files between the 2 with no problems?

check this site for troubleshooting steps

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot/sharingdetails.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-shared-printer-blues.100764/
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A:Shared Printer Madness

Check out the following post about this problem and see if anything there helps: http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...pic.php?t=5969.

The following thread also addresses the issue, but comes at it from a completely different angle involving the use of a static IP address for the printer (among other suggestions). I'm not sure if this is the issue, but it's worth reading to see if it applies and if the suggestions are worth trying: Error when printing across through a router - Windows Vista Printers & Scanners.

There were many other articles on this error, but I reviewed most from the first 10 search pages and found none that offered any solutions but the two above.

I hope this helps. If not, post back and I'll try looking again (but after the time I've already spent, I'm not sure what else I'll be able to find though I will try).

Good luck!

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The issue being faced is, the LX 350 keeps disappearing from the list of printers, yet it's always available on the Windows 7 PC to which it's connected.

Would really appreciate some help on this, pls.
 

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A:Problem With The Shared Printer.

Download the driver from HERE and install it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/problem-with-the-shared-printer-289618.html
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A:Vista HP cannot see XP shared printer

On the xp machine click on the printer.
There is sharing options within the drivers.
You have to tell the printer it is shared.

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A:Need help connecting to a Shared XP Printer

PC's are connected via LAN?
Both printers work properly from their attached PC?

Disable sharing, delete the printer, uninstall any software/drivers for said printer from Add and Remove programs, reboot, and reinstall, configure, and share.
 

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A:shared printer question

Yes. First just try connecting to it. If both the sharer and sharee have the same OS, it will probably ask you if it's OK to copy the driver from the sharee. Tell it yes, and it will install.

With different systems, there may be a problem getting the correct driver for the sharer; if so, try doing a regular install before taking the printer back to the sharee and connecting from the sharer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-printer-question.389860/
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A:Win 7 can't connect to win 7 shared printer

Hi Remush, Welcome to Seven forums.

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Is there something I need to run/install on vista if my printer is attached to a XP box?
 

A:Shared printer on XP and Vista

Why not connect and run off a home network?
 

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A:Shared printer install

Maybe try the Printer Support forum: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f109/

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A:Shared Printer Driver (x64 to x86)

you might need to check the HP website...my understanding is that networking a HP printer in an environment that includes Vista 64 bit is not supported very well.

I could be wrong though so please check.

http://www.vistax64.com/drivers/117932-shared-printer-driver-x64-x86.html
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I have a friend who is having trouble accessing a shared printer on her local network.

The printer is connected to one of the desktops and is shared on the network normally. All computers can access the printer, except one.

The computer that can't see the local printer is cabled directly into the LAN. However, at login, it connects to her company's domain. It can not see her local network or the printers on it. The only printers it can access are at her office.

Is there any way to make this computer see the printer on the local network?

thanks
mike
 

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A:No Shared Printer Connection after SP2

Uninstall drivers for printer,make sure you have the newest version if not update it and reinstall driver again

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A:Shared Printer problem

I'd try uninstalling the driver, then install it like you have the printer locally connected. You willhave to pack the printer down and connect it for the install. After the install and getting the drivers working with a local printer, put the printer back on the original machine. In the properties of the printer on the remote machine, go to the Ports tab. Create a new local port and for the port name, use the full network path to the printer, i.e. \\<computer name>\<printer name>

See if that resolves the issue.
 

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A:Cannot connect to shared printer

SP1 comes in two days...there's inside a patch for shared printers not accessible on networks.

A computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 intermittently cannot use a shared network printer to print

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A:Shared Printer Trouble

I just discovered another thread about this that was marked solved, but I had tried that already without success.

Here is that post:
XP to 7 Printer sharing

Both of the printers are quite old, and at least one of the printers has a driver built into Seven (the driver is available for download on HP website, but it is NOT an installer, and is labelled PCL6). I do not know exactly the model number of the other printer (I just know it was made by Sharp)



UPDATE:
Found a key and managed to get in office with the printers. The Dell was on and so were both printers (which I confirmed they were both shared). Upon going into the printers folder on the Dell, I discovered that the Sharp was offline, but the old HP was up and going. I even successfully printed a test page from the Dell. The old HP is a laserjet 4050 connected via parallel port.

I still cannot connect remotely to the old HP.

UPDATE:

"Installing" the old HP driver did not help.

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A:Shared Printer Issue

Can't you just run the Add New Printer Wizard on that PC and find the wanted printer on the network? Should be a piece of cake if you are in the same Workgroup.
 

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A:Shared Printer Issue

Did you try to install the printer directly on the XP computer, deleting the driver from the ME computer, then adding it again by connecting the networked printer and having XP install the driver?
 

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A:unable to open shared printer

You want to add the printer on System 2. Go to Start/Run and type system 2's computer name (ex) \\computername or IP Address (ex) \\192.168.2.1 and press enter. You should be asked to log in. Once done This will open a window with System 1's shares. Right click the Shared Printer and choose Connect. System 1's printer will now show up under Printers and Faxes. Right click the printer/Properties and print a test page.

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A:Connecting to a shared printer as a User

Did you give Bob's full username for Computer A? For Windows, ComputerA\Bob and ComputerB\Bob are two different users. When connecting to Computer A from Computer B as Bob you should give the username as ComputerA\Bob (replace the ComputerA with the computer's network name).

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A:Solved: Losing Shared Printer

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A:accessing vista shared printer from mac

On the Vista did you turn on printer sharing? Did you configure any non-Windows firewall for the desired access?

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A:Shared printer works from 1 machine, but not another

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Instead of typing \\hostname\printername try \\hostnameIPAddress\printername or just \\hostnameIPAddress then press enter.
The IP Address can be obtained by running an ipconfig /all command from the computer that's sharing the printer.

An update will be nice.

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A:Solved: Shared Printer Issues

have you tried installing the printer on the windows 7 PC using a USB connection - just to see it work OK

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A:Can't print remotely to shared USB printer

Hi and welcome. Have you tried setting it as default?
 

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A:[SOLVED] Can't Access Shared Printer...

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