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Windows 7: Windows 7 print sharing with Mac's

19 Oct 2009   #1
SkrivyD

Windows 7/10.6
 
 
Windows 7 print sharing with Mac's

My network at home is a mix of Mac's and PC's. So when I decided to start messing with Windows 7 on the box that I was using for print sharing I as well as file sharing I didn't realize that I would have such a hard time using my Win 7 box to share printers with my Mac's. Has anyone else had any experience trying to share on win 7 box to Mac's? I have been able to find shared files but for some reason my Mac's will not find the printers? I've done just about everything I can think of and the Mac's just don't seem to see any printers.


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19 Oct 2009   #2
Iomegaman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

How are you trying to add the printer to the Mac? I have just tried this myself and haven't had a problem?

The only thing I can recomend is downloading the Mac driver onto your machine and selecting that during the installation process.

I have just shared my printer connected to my Windows 7 laptop, and connected to it using my iMac (running 10.5.8), using the Print & Fax option in System Prefs. During the installation I had to specify a Mac specific driver - but apart from that didn't have a problem.

I don't have iTunes or any Apple software installed on my laptop at the moment, so it isn't sharing through Bonjour.

Tom
Tom
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22 Oct 2009   #3
SkrivyD

Windows 7/10.6
 
 

Ok so I've been able to add the printer to my mac but when I try to print a test page I get this message in the status of my print job "On Hold (Authentication required)" so now the question is how do I authenticate?
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22 Oct 2009   #4
SkrivyD

Windows 7/10.6
 
 

Ok, got it now. I just grabbed the most up to date driver for the mac. When I installed the printer I used the advanced tab and that did it working for both of my macs now.
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22 Feb 2010   #5
Rachelang

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 
Sharing printer attached to MAC from wireless windows 7

My printer is attached to the MAC, and the Windows 7 PC is wireless. Thank goodness the PC has not had connection problems to the network, but I don't see the printer on the MAC (or see the MAC itself). What do I need to do?
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24 Feb 2010   #6
antria

Windows 7
 
 

When you say "downloading mac driver on to your machine" can I assume you mean the Windows 7 machine not the Mac? I have a new Windows 7 netbook that is wireless and a Mac running Leopard that my printer is connected to. I have not been able to successfully share the printer with the wireless Windows machine.
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05 Aug 2010   #7
pezunion2004

Mac OS 10.6
 
 

I'm also experiencing the (authentication required) error when I'm trying to print from my Mac running 10.6.4 to the Windows 7 box that is supposed to be my new print server. I read some other forums and it seems like it's a communication problem between Mac and Windows. I would be interested to hear more about your solution SkrivyD. I have the current driver for the printer on both the windows machine and my mac. I'm really lost here as I know next to nothing about Windows and as much as I know about Mac I don't seem to know enough to make this work. Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Pez
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24 Apr 2011   #8
ROSinclair

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey Pezunion20004,

I am experiencing the exact same issue: trying to print from a mac to a printer installed on a windows 7 box. all drivers are up to date and I keep get the "print job on hold (authentication require) just as you describe. did you ever figure out resolution to this issue? I would appreciate you passing along anything you learned.

Thanks,
RS
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14 May 2012   #9
mlippo

Windows 7
 
 

If anyone still needs help with this issue, I found this document to be very helpful

http://www.softwareshelf.com/news/pr...int_Server.pdf
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