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Win2K Print Server in Win NT4 Network

By tzmueller ·
This Win2K server is our main fileserver and I shared the printers such as HP.4506PR.HP4 and I can't connect to the printers from any Win9x boxes (only from WinNT and 2k boxes).

(the server was a NT4 box before and the printer shares were the same and it worked fine).

Also when this was a WinNT 4 print server when I was installing a printer at a client computer and browsed in the printer install wizard the list of the printers would "expand" automatically in the network browse list and now it doesn't. I can click on the printer server though and the list appears. Can I get this back some how?

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by rob.wilcox1 In reply to Win2K Print Server in Win ...

You have to install the Windows 9x drivers on to the print server to get the Windows 9x clients automatically installed.

With regards to the other question, ms have changed the design and it now works the way that you have seen it... we have thatsame issue !

Thanks

Rob Wilcox

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by tzmueller In reply to Win2K Print Server in Win ...

Actually I did have those drivers but on Microsoft website I found a tech article which says that a Win9x client cannot connect to a printer share which has more then 12 characters in its name. So I am going to have to shorten my printer share namesso Win9x machines can connect to them. Thanks for the help!

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