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By CHRIS.Bipes ·
How does one install a networked printer under windows xp so all users of that machine can see and use the printer?

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by mshavrov In reply to Setting up Printer

First of all, "see" printer isn't the same as to be able to "print" on the printer.

1. To see printer in "Network Neighborhood", you either have to configure queue on one of the servers, which will "announce" printer to network clients, or you should install special drivers to see your "print server card" (for example, HP Printing Driver for HP JetDirect card in printer).

2. To be able to print on the printer, you may just create "TCP/IP Print Port" on each PC. You don't need to install any "special" driver to do that, just printer driver.

If you have additional questions, send me e-mail.

Michael Shavrov
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by CHRIS.Bipes In reply to

I was talking about after installing a printer on a XP Professional client system as an administrator, other users would not see that printer when they went to print. The printer had to be moved to All Users for everyone to see.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Setting up Printer

the old trick for doing this in nt used to be to installed the printer first as local printer, then after the install switch the port connection from lpt1 to network port. since you have installed it as network printer, port will be in list available for you to choose. this worked because local printers by default available to 'all users' and network printers by default constrained to profile it was unstalled under.
anything placed in All Users profile can be see by all users of that machine.

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by mjgtennis In reply to Setting up Printer

You may want to try this profile trick. You can modify the default template for user profiles.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319974&Product=winxp

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