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Windows 7: Network printer - not seen from other

31 Jan 2009   #1
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 
Network printer - not seen from other

A printer connected to W7 cannot be seen from XP nor Vista. File sharing is working. File and Printer Sharing is turned on. The context menue displayed when printer icon is clicked on, does not include "Sharing" option. How can I set sharing of a specific printer?


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31 Jan 2009   #2
UCAV

Win 7/Vista X64/Win XP SP3
 
 

Do you have "File and Printer Sharing" turned on in your Network and Sharing Center? All computers?
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31 Jan 2009   #3
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

As stated in my original post, it is turned on. It appears that the specific printer I want to share needs be set for sharing, but I could not figure out how to. I attempted to do so a la for XP or Vista but I did not see "Sharing" option.

Edit: I found how to do it. It appears that MS made setting for printer sharing much more complex and cumbersome.
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31 Jan 2009   #4
UCAV

Win 7/Vista X64/Win XP SP3
 
 

LOL, don't they always? We asked for more security, and they gave it to us.
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22 May 2009   #5
Terrym

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
As stated in my original post, it is turned on. It appears that the specific printer I want to share needs be set for sharing, but I could not figure out how to. I attempted to do so a la for XP or Vista but I did not see "Sharing" option.

Edit: I found how to do it. It appears that MS made setting for printer sharing much more complex and cumbersome.
So, we gona share that info?
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24 May 2009   #6
jacrabbit

 

Anyone tell me what happened between the beta & RC because I could access the printer while I was using the beta but not now with the RC?
Regards Jac
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24 May 2009   #7
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Try installing printer software on remote PC.

That cured mine. don't forget the latest drivers.
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24 May 2009   #8
Terrym

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Try installing printer software on remote PC.

That cured mine. don't forget the latest drivers.
Looks like that cured me also. Thanks.
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24 May 2009   #9
jacrabbit

 
Ta Mate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Try installing printer software on remote PC.

That cured mine. don't forget the latest drivers.
Thanks did that, well I suppose I did because it is working, but the other way round, Installed the printer to my wifes laptop, the most commonly turned on computer in the house (running XP SP3) and from my laptop (Win7) it installed ok, but my d/t (Win7) & my sons d/t (XP SP3) I had to muck around to install using : \\Server\Printer Name

So Thanks WYSIWYG, but I would like to sort it back the original way Win7 as the server

Regards Jac
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29 May 2009   #10
neilyoung

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Confirm

I can confirm, that using a printer on a network share (a Brother HL 2030 on a Win2k SP 4 machine in my case) isn't longer possible with RC1. It was with Beta. The W7 machine does see the printer; an attempt to install the drivers ends up in "Error 0x000000d". Very interesting

Regards
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