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By StoneRock ·
My problem is that some workstations cannot see all the available network printers on the network, while most workstations can see all available network printers OK. I cannot find any difference between the ones that do see all the printers and the ones that don't. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

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by flan In reply to Need help on Connect to P ...

uhh...

make sure everyone in the same range ip address (if using TCP IP to share printers) or login correctly if using netware.

make sure everyone is on the same subnet.

WINS helps but not necessary

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by dbowlin In reply to Need help on Connect to P ...

In addition to the above, try reapplying the SP. I have seen browsing problems corrected by this.

Also check the full printer name, it is best if printer names are kept to 8 characters or less, and the total path 32 characters or less. I havehad a couple applications that had this problem.

Good luck. Dan

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by scott In reply to Need help on Connect to P ...

You don't say what type of "Machine Name" reslution you're using. Printers are shared in the NT world via NetBIOS even when using LPR and TCP/IP print servers. If the PC attempting access is on a different subnet from the printer it may not be able to find an appropriate browse list containing the desired printer.

Disable "Browse Master" in all Windows 9x clients running "File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks" to allow only NT to handle network browsing functions.

Good luck.

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