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Windows 7: Cant access Printer Network Server

02 Aug 2013   #1
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Cant access Printer Network Server

I need help with these. I am connected to the home group but I cant access the print server.




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02 Aug 2013   #2
tomerello

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't understand why people are using home groups.. Just use a password and it will work..
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02 Aug 2013   #3
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Its for admin rights that he/she can read and access files. Other than that, what steps should I do?
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02 Aug 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lkurrt View Post
I need help with these. I am connected to the home group but I cant access the print server.
I don't see any machines listed under the Homegroup icon so it doesn't look like you have a Homegroup set up. Homegroups doesn't really figure into this. I get the same error message when I try to access my Print server but it works fine.

Homegroups is actually very useful if you know how to use it, most don't.

To access the printer properties you should try going to the Control Panel then to Devices and Printers.

Have you tried to install the Printer drivers onto each machine that needs to access it?

Did you allow for Printer and Device sharing when you set up the Homegroup?
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02 Aug 2013   #5
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry I think I mislead you. The printer installer is located at the print server. The one with arrow. I cant open the print server computer. That error is pops out. Yes and yes about the home group settings.
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02 Aug 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lkurrt View Post
Sorry I think I mislead you. The printer installer is located at the print server. The one with arrow. I cant open the print server computer. That error is pops out. Yes and yes about the home group settings.
Yes I have my Printer server set up the same way and I can't access it in the way which you are describing.

I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do but you need to access the print server through the Control Panel.
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02 Aug 2013   #7
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I need to access and install the printer on my side. It does not show up on add printer
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02 Aug 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lkurrt View Post
I need to access and install the printer on my side. It does not show up on add printer
When you install the drivers it should find the Printer on the network, sometimes it's best to install a new Printer through the USB port then after it's installed set it up as a network printer through an Ethernet connection or WiFi.
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02 Aug 2013   #9
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Can i just download the printer driver and model instead?
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02 Aug 2013   #10
lkurrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I mean, I cant set up another printer. It will confused the other users. We only need to have one printer server and the one existing I cant access it.
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