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Sharing a local printer via IP

By Chris Van ·
W2K (and other non-Microsoft OSs) allows you to print to a printer by providing a URL or IP address and a port number. Is there a way to share a local printer attached to a W2K machine so that other machines can print to the machines IP address?

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by rmccon In reply to Sharing a local printer v ...

Go to the printer folder, find the printer you want to share, and right click on it. Then go to shareing. This will allow other users to print to that printer after they set it up in their systems.

If all users are win2k, you do not need to install any other drivers.

To get the users to connect, just go to the network neighbourhood on their machines, locate the name of the machine that has the shared printer on it. Find the printer, right click and select connect.

Hope that helpsRob

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by Chris Van In reply to Sharing a local printer v ...

I gave up trying and used a JetDirect card. Thanks for answering.

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by mphoffar In reply to Sharing a local printer v ...

The above answer is right for MS products, although you mention non-MS OS's, which makes this a bit tricker. 2000 will allow the your windows clients to attach to with your windows client, something like Linux will not attach to that and will probobly require something like a Client for Unix Networks.

Your easist bet is to get a small external jetdirect connector (basically a parallel port with RJ-45s) and hook that to the printer, assign an IP to that and just let all your users point to that IP or MAC address.

I'm assuming logging in the network isn't required for network access, but if it is, then you're looking at somehow getting the other OS machines to be recognized on the domain (which is easier said then done)

good luck to you

Mark

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by Chris Van In reply to Sharing a local printer v ...

I gave up trying and used a JetDirect card. Thanks for answering.

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by Chris Van In reply to Sharing a local printer v ...

I should have been a little clearer... The "other machines" are VAX 4000s running VMS.

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