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Network printing on w2k

By FatUncleAL ·
I hook up a HP PhotoSmart printer on a w2k machine with parallel printer cable, then share it so all users logon to this machine ( ws#1 ) can use it. This is set up in a school lab in a Lan ( domain ) envoironment. Now I have to make the rest of thecomputers in the same lab be able to print to that printer. There are w98 and w2k computers. I have no problem setting up the w98s but the w2ks. I set up the printer on w2k and only I can print. Other user logon to the same machine don't see the printer and they cannot print. They have to do the same thing and add the printer to be able to print. I don't want all the users have to add the printer themself. How do I logon as admin and pick a network or shared printer on other machine and share so everyone logon to the same machine can use the same printer ? Please help.

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by jwilczyn In reply to Network printing on w2k

Create a user with the same user name and password as on the PC with attached printer or vice versa.
Check that this printer is shared.
Good luck

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by jwilczyn In reply to Network printing on w2k

User on Win98 will be able to see Win2k (peer to peer network) if she/he has the same account and password on both boxes.

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by kiloamp In reply to Network printing on w2k

Logon as admin and manually install the printer as local printer (do not let windows detect). Create a new local port and name that port the path of the shared printer (\\hostname\printer'sname).

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Network printing on w2k

Here is a way to have the printer installed for anyone who logs onto the win2k computers.

Logon as administrator and install the printer, plus any other setting you desire.

Now, copy the administrators profile to the 'Default User' profile. You can do this by 'right-clicking' the My Computer Icon. Then selecting properties. Select the User Profiles tab. Then highlight the administrator profile and click on the 'Copy To...' button at the botton. Then browse to the location of the 'Default User' profile. Do not forget to set the permissions on the default profile so that 'everyone' can use it.

At this point, any NEW user who logs on, will pull the settings from the 'Default User' which will include the printer settings. But remember that any user who already has an existing profile, will NOT receive the printer settings. With them you will need to either install manually, OR you can delete their profile and the next time they logon they will receive the printer settings.
Please be careful, by doing this (deleting a profile) will delete any other settings that the user may have had. You will need to know what they have, what you want them to have, and what requirements you have in your classroom.

Hope this idea may be of help.

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