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By augustmoon72 ·
Hello I know this may seem silly to you all but...
I can't seem to get two computers in my office to share a printer. I have done this in the past with Win95/98 & ME but I can't seem to make it work with Win2k. I know this should be simple & my issure is probably just being new to 2K. Antone have a simple walk through link?

Thank you,

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by willcomp In reply to PRINT SHARING

How are you sharing printer? Peer-to-peer network, auto-switch, A-B switch, dual cables?

Win2K does peer-to-peer networking very well.


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by augustmoon72 In reply to PRINT SHARING

I was trying to setup peer to peer. Which method do you suggest.

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by EdLockett In reply to PRINT SHARING

Go into printer properties for the printer you want to share. On the sharing tab select 'share this printer'. Click OK.
On the other computer browse to the computer that is sharing the printer. Double-click on the printer icon and it will be installed.
Hope this helps. If you experience difficulties please describe what actions you are taking, what happens and what error messages you get.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to PRINT SHARING

You need:
a) File and Print Sharing enabled on all computers and Client for MS Networks.
b) PCs in the same Workgroup (or Domain)
c) If a Workgroup, then the userids MUST occur on the shared Printer PC as well as the one the user logs into
d) Drivers installed for different versions of OS that are connecting to it. See 'Additional drivers' on sharing tab of printer.

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by Walkerxp92 In reply to PRINT SHARING

They have put through some pretty good walk through steps just to make sure you may need different drivers per os... which means your 98 most likely will need different drivers than the 2000 machine

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