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Printer Sharing in Windows XP

By smartin ·
Hi, I've just installed a new network running a Windows NT 4 server, service pack 6 and Windows XP workstations. I have a HP LaserJet 5 that is connected locally to a XP workstation. (The printer does not have a nic card and I'm trying to avoid getting an external print server). I'm trying to share this printer with other xp workstations. I've set up the printer as a shared printer, and made sure that the firewall on the WAN connection was disabled. I also made sure that the file and printsharing service is installed however when I view the domain I am able to see the workstation on both the NT server and other XP workstations, but not the printer that I'm trying to share. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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by quintar51 In reply to Printer Sharing in Window ...

If your printer doesn't have a NIC, then it must be connected locally to a machine. That machine then will act as a print server. when browsing the network, browse the computer that the printer is connected to and you should be able to see it.
You'll then need to install it as a network printer on the other workstations.

hope that helps,

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by Bazz00 In reply to Printer Sharing in Window ...

If you connect to the pc with the printer attached to it the printer will show up as a shared device on that machine.

So on the other machines set up the printer as a network printer and provide the ip address of the machine that is connected to the printer.

Hope this helps

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by jillbean In reply to Printer Sharing in Window ...

Just a coupla silly thoughts.

Netbios over tcp/ip is maybe not checked.
Maybe not got wins defined.

Try adding the print services for unix on the xp and see if you can hit the printer from the server using tcp/ip printing (may need to load simple tcp/ip services on server as well as tcpip printing).

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by gu1527t In reply to Printer Sharing in Window ...

I have an identical setup almost. Do as the one guy recommended. I have set my printer up as a shared printer on the PC. Then I went to the other PC and attached a new printer and searched the network and found the printer name I had named it. Then I just told it to make a network connection to it and presto it worked. Actually pretty simple.

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