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Windows 7: Can't Share Printer

05 Jul 2009   #1

 
 
Can't Share Printer

I have used 7 (64 bit) long enough to be confident in using it as my main Windows machine.

Part of that is being a print server. I am staying with Workgroups to allow connecting to Linux boxes using Samba.

I installed the printer just fine.

But I can't see how to share it.

Google searches helped me verify some things.

Under Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings I do have File and Printer Sharing enabled.

Under Advanced sharing settings I have set the radio button to Turn on file and printer sharing.

But when I go to Devices and Printers in Control Panel, and go to properties of the printer, I do not have a sharing tab. Or anything share related on the context menu.

I can access folders on other machines, and I can share folders, but I get prompted for a password on other machines even though I have disabled passwords. That is a lower priority.

How can I share the printer?

Thank you!

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05 Jul 2009   #2

 
 

Hi Stephen67, welcome to the forums.

Have you selected 'Properties' or 'Printer Properties'?

Context Selection
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Standard 'Properties'
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Hope it's just a simple mixup, otherwise i'm out of ideas




Jeff


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05 Jul 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi Stephen67, welcome to the forums.

Have you selected 'Properties' or 'Printer Properties'?

Context Selection
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Standard 'Properties'
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'Printer properties'
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Hope it's just a simple mixup, otherwise i'm out of ideas




Jeff
Doh!

Thank you. Thank you!
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05 Jul 2009   #4

 
 

No problem
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