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Obscure Print Setting?

By alyson_c ·
I have been assigned to network printing on several groups of computers (all XP pro) in an educational environment. The printers (hp deskjet 845c,laserjet 2300n) is attached locally to a computer with XP and then that computer is networked through a windows group (local connection). I can install the local printer which works correctly. The problem is that when I go to find the networked printer on the other computers, it doesn't show in add printers> networked> Browse. It shows the workgroup name and the "local" computer but not the printer installed on it. Now here's the really weird thing, it only happens in the student account (administrative and internet will allow installation). I have tried adding student to the administrative group on security and it doesn't work. I have also enabled printer sharing and the add print wizard doesn't recognize the assigned printer name. If you made it through this long post, any ideas?

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Obscure Print Setting?

by connie9658 In reply to Obscure Print Setting?

You said you turned on print sharing, but have you "shared" the printer on the machine that it is attached to? If it is attached to a computer through a USB or parallel interface, it must be shared in order for other machines to access it. Then on the other machines via the "run" command....browse over to the machine that has the printers connected and connect to it like that. As long as the machine is up and running, the other machines shoulf be ablet to use it to share the printers that are attached.

Also, many times there is more than one VLan in educational environments so if the student account can't touch the VLan that has the computer that has the printer attached to it, then the student will not be able to access the printer until student is added to that VLan, which may not be an option.

Hope this helps and is not too random.

Good luck....printing issues are always "obscure"....


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