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Printing to W2k printers from W98/ME

By tracy.keller ·
We are having trouble printing to Win2000 Pro printers from W98 or ME pcs on our Peer-to-Peer network.

Any suggestions?

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by DKlippert In reply to Printing to W2k printers ...

See if this works, make the W98 machines users on the W2K machines. Use the machine name and signon password as the user.

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by tracy.keller In reply to Printing to W2k printers ...

I tried that but no luck. The W98 & ME PC's can access shared folders but
they don't even see the shared printers. This is true if the W98 & ME
machines are logged onto the W2K machines as Guests or with real accounts.

I'm not sure that it matters but I'm just running TCP/IP on the network; no
NetBEUI.

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by HereInOz In reply to Printing to W2k printers ...

You have probably done this correctly, but I have seen someone fall for it.

Whereas Win2000 will find network printers on the network via the wizard, I seem to remember that win 98 & ME need to have the printer installed on the workstation as a network printer, with the driver disks and then pathed to the print server.

Probably stating the obvious but sometimes the simple things catch us

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by RCOM In reply to Printing to W2k printers ...

I'll assume that the network is running using a workgroup, client, protocol and sharing. You didn't say if the computers and printers show up in the network n-hood. If you haven't done so, you'll need to add the win98/ME users on the Win2000 computer. You didn't say, but the printers need to be shared. You can share the printer with user rights or share to everyone on the network. Then run network n-hood on the 98/ME PCs and find the printers on the network. Right click and select install/connect.

Depending on the software you use the problem may be that a port needs to be captured for the printers. To do this open printers from control panel, right click on the printer icon and choose properties. Then select details from the upper tabs. There'll be a button to capture ports. Choose any port except LPT1 since that's the physical port in the PC. Below the port window there'll be a drop down box, if the computer is connected to the network it will show the shared printers there. Select the one of choice.

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by an_it_guy In reply to Printing to W2k printers ...

Check the properties of the printer shared, and see whether the drivers for 98/Me are installed! Most of the times they are not installed, and are to be installed manually by choosing the drivers for specific OS. You can add drivers for different Operating Systems from the Sharing tab on the printer' propery pages.
Once you have the respective drivers installed, you can then browse to the W2K machine from the W98/Me machine in normal way and add that printer. Alternatively, using "Add Printer"wizard from client pc, you can specify the UNC path to the printer, like \\Server_Name\Printer_Share_Name
-where, spaces might not be expected and the printer share name shd be preferably a single word.
Hope this helps.

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by tracy.keller In reply to Printing to W2k printers ...

Thank You. That worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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