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Windows 7: Setting Up Printer Sharing

01 Aug 2010   #1

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Setting Up Printer Sharing

I am trying to setup printer sharing on friends 2 x PC's, one PC has WinXP on it and the other has Win7 32bit.

I have followed the directions below:

I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of Windows 7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your Windows 7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the Windows 7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the Windows 7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port


6) Now Windows 7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.


(For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
and at 5) enter the IP address.

If the printer is on the Windows 7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER
but I get an error on the Win7 machine saying there is "not enough Server space to execute the command" or words to that effect when I get to
Step 5.

Can anybody explain what the error is and how i go about fixing it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What versions of Windows are installed (7: basic, ultimate, etc; XP Home or Professional)? Which computer has the printer? Are they in the same workgroup? Is file and printer sharing enabled on both computers? What kind of printer are you trying to share (make/model #)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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