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    shared printer setup

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    by barryvg ·

    Under Windows 98, printers don’t require setup for each user profile. Is it possible to do this under Windows XP. Current process is to setup printer for each user. A single setup would enhance configuration. Might this be a policy setting?

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    • #3330666

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      by sgt_shultz ·

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      well, bfilm will have the mainstream answer. but maybe you will want to use my ‘cheat’ meanwhile. since local computers install by default for only the current user and network printers install for All Users, when you install a network printer that you want available for all users of a computer, ‘cheat’ and select local printer on lpt1 during the install. when finished, go back into the printer properties/Details and add in the network tcpip port for the printer. change the port from lpt1 to the network printer.
      you may have to get a configuration self-print from the printer to learn its ip address.

      • #3330665

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        by sgt_shultz ·

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        oops. have written it backwards: is supposed to be: network printers install for the current user and local printers install for All Users.

      • #3251284

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        by barryvg ·

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        Nice suggestion. Will try this when I have the opportunity to visit that location next.

    • #3329743

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      by blackcurrant ·

      In reply to shared printer setup

      Hi BarryVG

      Microsoft has exactly what you need here:

      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307016

      Good luck

      • #3251285

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        by barryvg ·

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        Took a look. Woner why my searching didn’t uncover this. Thanks much.

    • #3329580

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      by p.j.hutchison ·

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      You can create a new profile, make the necessary desktop and application settings and create a shared printer.
      Logout and login as an administrator and use the System control panel, User Profiles and copy your new profile over the Default User profile. So any new user will get the new settings and the printer!

      • #3251283

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        by barryvg ·

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        haven’t tried it yet, but will incorporate the process with the previous two suggestions. thanks much.

    • #3251282

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      by barryvg ·

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