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Q: Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP

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A: Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide
 

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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Hello there.

I currently have a printer connected to a computer in my room (Canon Pixma iP4300 [USB]). I also have a computer in the office which is connected to the network via a wireless extender. I am a little short of space in my room and am looking at which peripherals I can move away without too much hassle - the printer is one such thing which has a relatively large footprint and would ideally be located in the office.

I am fairly confident that with a little research I could set up the printer to be shared from the office PC (Vista Home Premium x32) to other computers on the network, which would be a more suitable location for it.

However, one thing that occurs to me is that it would require the office PC to be on in order for other machines to print. Currently the office PC is set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity [20~30 minutes]. My question is, would it be possible for other computers on the network to wake this machine in order to use the printer connected to it?

I hope this makes sense but if you need me to clarify my explanation just let me know.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Possible to wake a computer on the network to use a shared printer?

I would enable the 'Wake on LAN' feature in the BIOS settings on the computer. So, when it receives network traffic, the BIOS will auto wake the computer up.

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Hi,
I have 2 PC’s running windows 7 ultimate in my office and both are connected to my Internet router through Ethernet Cable. PC-1 is directly Connected to Printer. I used to print out from both PC’s in past, now our office is moved to a new location and I have done the setup again. But now I am unable to print out from PC-2.  In (Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers) PC-1 shows Printer online but PC-2 Shows Printer offline. I don’t know what to do. Help me out please. (English is not my native language I hope you can understand my issue).
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A:HP Printer Status Offline On shared Computer

Possibly worth reading:
 
http://www.sysprobs.com/how-to-make-printer-online-in-windows-7-from-offline-printer
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/my-printer-says-it-is-offline-and-i-would-like-to/ed4b1f9c-132e-4cda-956f-31b571bb63a4?auth=1
 
Louis

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Hello. My apologies for the vague title, there's not a lot of room to sumarize. Here's the issue:

A printer shared on a Windows 7 pc cannot be accessed because the user is stopped when accessing the computer itself.

Sound confusing? Allow me to clarify...

The hosting computer is a Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) machine with a shared printer attached, hereafter referred to as: W7x86. It's on a workgroup with the following other computers: Win 7 Home x64 laptop (W7x64) Win 8 CP Media PC (W8x86), Win XP Pro laptop (WinXP).

I'm not using homegroups, and there are shared folders on the W7x86 computer which are accessible by the right accounts (e.g. administrator has access to the whole thing, whereas other accounts only have access to specialized shared folders).

Here's the specific problem I'm encountering. The printer is shared with EVERYONE allowed access to print and manage documents. However, if you try to add the printer on any of the other computers (XP, Win 7, Win 8), you are blocked by the request for additional permissions to connect to the hosting computer. The only account allowed past this point is the administrator account (which I don't know why, since I'm only trying to access a shared printer). Once you're past this point, you can add the printer. So I'm sure you're thinking, "That's just UAC or installer permissions." There's more...

Once this printer is added, I'll restart one of the connecting computers in question (say the W7x64 laptop), and whe... Read more

A:Printer shared Win7, but access stopped at the computer.

I feel like an idiot for not thinking of the simple solutions...

One of the first things to remember in a workgroup environment is the end users have the unfortunate flexibility of having different passwords for each account they have on every computer (unlike a domain environment). Such a simple solution, but I didn't think of it 'till now because I work in a domain environment 99% of the time.

So yeah, said user changed their password on their laptop and didn't tell me, thus the host computer said, "Hey your password's not valid." Change the passwords to match and...

*sigh* Problem solved.

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Hi, all,

This is my first post on this forum and I'd need a help regarding shared printer. I've already posted this question to another forum, but unfortunately it didn't generate any meaningful replies.

I'm having a problem with shared printer configuration on the remote computers at my work, where I work as computer technician trainee. The core of the problem is a little old computer running on Win98, with printer attached via LPT1. Both computer and printer can be seen from every workstation in a work-group. Since this is an old computer which could use more RAM, I'd like to configure remote computers that print through it to perform spooling jobs on their own hard-disk, rather than sending document over the network to the local computer and letting it spool all the files.

The computer with printer runs on Win98 and when configuring other computers on Win98 to spool locally, I usually trick them during the installation of printer. I install it as local printer on LPT1, and then later simply change the gateway to a network computer (the one in question). This in fact works and forces remote computer to spool documents on their own local disks, thus leaving the resources of remote computer intact

The problem arises when I'm trying to do the same with remote computers running on WinXP. The same trick doesn't work here (OS doesn't even allow the procedure of changing print gateway) and no matter what I try the sending computer stil... Read more

A:Computer won't spool on local harddisk when using shared printer!

I'm sure you probably won't like my answer.

You've been screwing around with this for a month, and $50 worth of RAM would have solved the whole problem???

If the shared printer is really that important, solve the problem correctly! I'm astonished that a business would waste probably thousands of dollars in man hours solving a problem that doesn't deserve a tenth of that expenditure! Hell, a new computer would cost you less than $500-600, have you checked the prices lately?

Please show this message to your boss, if he can't figure out the economics of solving the problem correctly, he's pretty lame!

I've seen many accounts where the same mentality seems to exist, they'll spend tons of productivity to solve a trivial problem that should be solved by upgrading/buying new equipment!
 

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please am new to the networking world and i need your help.
A computer on my network can't print excel document from a shared printer
on the network. it can only print word documents.
if i try to set the printer as a default printer it flags an error.
i don't want to run a new windows installation too.
please help
 

A:a computer cant print excel document on a shared printer

A bit of a long shot--- Go to control panel - Printers.
Right click on the problem printer & choose Printer Properties.
Click on the Ports tab.
Untick enable bidirectional support. - Click ok.
Now try to print from excel again.
 

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I'm back. Trying to share a printer on a WIN 7 PRO PC. Was working after much help from this forum but has now quit.

My PC is a Vista Home Premium. If I click on network the WIN 7 PC shows but if I try to open it to see the printer it gives me a message; Windows cannot access \\XXXXX-PC.

If I try to add the printer it doesn't come up so I click option that the printer I want isn't listed and try to add by name \\XXXXX-PC\hp psc 1300 series I get message; Windows cannot connect to printer. Access is denied.

Any short term help as I'm trying to get a report out.

Long term I'm in the market for a print server. Must be able to handle 64 bit.

Thanks
Chas.
 

A:Solved: Shared printer

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Sharing a printer (HP Laser Jet 1320) on a Windows XP 32 bit PC

Now on Windows 7 64 bit PC trying to connect to that shared printer, it says it needs a driver so I say ok let's find a driver locally for it. Locate it and hit ok... gives me error...

Connect to Printer
Windows cannot connect to printer.
Tried numerous drivers and get same error. Is this a issue with connected a Windows 7 64 to Windows XP 32?

Downloading drivers straight from HP site.
 

A:Solved: Shared Printer Issues

have you tried installing the printer on the windows 7 PC using a USB connection - just to see it work OK

it says its compatable with windows 7 and driver not required
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/co...id=Q5927A&pf=16&pi=4&s=hp5 laserjet&os=64-bit
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...esId=410622&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4063

whats the error you get ?
 

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I have three computers in a small office. One computer is directly connected to an HP OfficeJet G series all-in-one. The printer is set up as a shared printer. I logged on to each of the other computers as administrator and installed the printer, printed a test page and it worked. However, as I understand it, shared printers have to be installed by each individual log-on to the same machine. So I logged onto each computer under the name of the user log-on (we are a small library and this is our literacy office) and installed the printer. I had no problems installing the printer; I clicked on the option to browse for a printer and after a long wait (typical) the options finally came up and I was able to see and choose the printer I wanted in the list. However, when I try to print a test page, it just comes up in the printer window with a status of "deleting-printing" and nothing prints. I know the computers and the printer can see each other over the network, because if I go to the printer window on the computer that is physically connected, I can see the "deleted-printing" status. And I can print if I am logged on as administrator, so I surmise there must be a permissions problem. However, I am not finding it. I went to the printer properties and all I can check under sharing is share or do not share. Shared is chosen. I went into the securities tab and gave the specific log-ons permissions and finally I went back and gave "creator-owner" full pe... Read more

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This will end up being a Windows 7 Firewall question. Here's the scenario.

I have a number of users running Windows 7 Professional at a remote office. Each user has a laser printer they've connected via USB and shared. The users connect to a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server in my office. Their printers appear in their Terminal sessions, but when they print to them, the jobs 'vanish'. They never make it to their local print queues.

Now, with the Windows Firewall 'Off' on their PCs, I can see their local shares in their Terminal sessions, connect to their printer shares directly, install the drivers, and successfully print. The problem is that we want to turn their Windows Firewall back 'On'. At that point, we can't see the local shares anymore, and the installed printer and port disappear.

The Win7 Firewall seems to be set up properly, but it's obviously blocking something. What should I look for? Their systems are on a workgroup (Work/Private) and my Terminal Server is on a Domain.

A:[SOLVED] Can't Access Shared Printer...

If it was working at one time then you must have set it up correctly and I while don't know if you have this option in your OS on the host computer but, via Control Panel > under Network and Internet > Change Homegroup and sharing options and Start the Homegroup Troubleshooter may correctly configure Windows Firewall - don't know if this will have to be done on all of the computers ?

Just my bit

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I have two computers connected via a wireless router and adapter. Both computers have A Vista O.S.
The computers are connected since I can get on-line with both. I want to share my printer with the 2nd computer. I checked the share printer box on both computers and installed the printer software on the 2nd computer.
But when I try to use the printer from the second computer I get Msg "Printer off line" The printer works fine on my computer. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and/or what I have to do to use the printer on computer #2? Thank you
 

A:Solved: Network shared printer

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I have a small office LAN that is running a Windows Server 2000 domain with a few XP SP2 workstations (Workstation B is located here) and a separate Workgroup (Server A is located here) for the rest of their XP SP2 PC's. Right now, I'm having trouble installing a shared printer, connected to Server A (Windows Server 2003) via USB, on the Workgroup TO Workstation B on the Domain.

From Workstation B, I can see the shared printer on Server A and can access file shares hosted there with no problem. When I right click on the shared printer from explorer and click Connect.., I get this error popup:
Error Message said:

Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help.
[OK] [Help]Click to expand...

I tried installing the printer by going through the Add Printer wizard, Network Printer, and using the IP of the server with the share name of the printer (ie. \\192.168.1.2\HPShared) and get the exact same error message. I tested that the printer is connected and installed correctly on Server A by successfully printing a test page from the Server itself. File and Print Sharing are enabled on both computers. I can read/write on the file shares on the server from the workstation, so connectivity is not an issue.

I'm stumped on this one guys. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This office is a whole State away from me, so stuff ... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot Install Shared Printer

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I have my laptop & desktop both connected to the internet via a wireless router. They are both running XP home. I am currently unplugging my USB printer cable from the desktop, & plugging it into my laptop when I want to print from the laptop. I tried to network the two,but that resulted in corruption of both computers. Both slowed to a crawl & did all sorts of weird things. I used my Ghost images of both computers to restore them. I do not want to attempt networking again! If I plug a USB hub into my desktop, then connect one of the four ports to the printer. Can I then connect my laptop to one of the other four ports to allow either of the computers to use the printer? ( printer sharing enabled on both computers)
 

A:Solved: hardwiring for shared printer

After a lot of research, I was able to determine that hardwiring two computer into one printer is not possible with standard USB cabling or with a hub. However, A switching device is made especially for this purpose. I was able to purchase one of these on Ebay for about $25.00 complete with cables.
 

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I am running Windows 7 on two systems, a desktop and a laptop. I am trying to share a printer on the desktop.

I had the sharing accomplished by assigning each computer to the same workgroup.

I then took my laptop to my son's house where they have a wireless network. Next I returned to my house and when I tried to print it refused stating that the printer was offline. I did not mess with any printer settings while at my son's house just used the wireless connection to connect to the internet.

I am using ZoneAlarm Firewall Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

I hope that someone can help me.

Troubleshooting:

1. I tried pinging the desktop from the laptop and the laptop from the desktop from the cmd interface. This worked fine.

1.a. The shared files showup as expected.

2. I stopped ZoneAlarm from running and then stopped Windows Firewall from running. Then I tried to print from the laptop again. Still the printer was reported offline.

3. Then I changed the workgroup names on each computer and restarted. Still the printer was reported offline.

4. The ipconfig /all for the desktop is:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GatewayDesktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
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A:Solved: Windows 7 and non shared printer.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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Yes, another user that can't print wirelessly!

My Canon MP530 is connected via USB to a desktop PC running XP Pro. The printer is set to share, which is confirmed by Network Magic.

My laptop, also XP Pro, connects wirelessly to a 2Wire modem. The Canon printer is shown as shared on the Laptop. The Network Magic troubleshooter reports that "This printer is available for printing from this computer."

Here's what happens when I try to print from WordPad: I get the Print dialog box showing the Canon MP530. But when I click Print, nothing happens. Same with Print Preview in WordPad.

Notepad isn't much better. In that case I get "The handle is invalid."

A test print using the Printers and Faxes folder yields "Test page failed to print."

The Printer Properties PORTS tab shows Canon MP530 on Port USB001, described as "Virtual printer port for USB." If I click on Configure Port, I get "An error occurred during port configuration. The operation is not supported."
Here are some of the things that I have already tried:

- Deleting and re-entering the share doesn't help.

- Windows Firewall off on both machines - no difference

- Anti-Virus off on both machines - no difference
Any suggestions appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Can't Print to Shared Printer

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I have 2 PC's running WIN98. The "local" PC has a Lexmark printer attached to LPT1:. The "remote" PC is using this printer over the network. All runs smoothly until I reboot the local PC. The remote PC will no longer access the network printer. In order to resolve, I have to access the shared printer properties on the local PC and perform the following operations: NOT SHARED-APPLY-SHARED AS-APPLY-OK. The remote PC again will recognize the printer.
 

A:Solved: Losing Shared Printer

I couldnt' tell you why you have a bug there. I could possibly suggest to completely uninstall the printer and then reinstall the printer again reapplying all the shared permissions again. Maybe they will stick. Otherwise it's possible you could write a small script to run at startup that will do just that process that you have been doing to correct the issue. If you prefer not to do that. I would suggest to look at upgrading the pc's to XP where the shared permisions and network connectivity is more secure and a bit more reliable.
I know upgrading may not be an option, but maybe something to consider. At this point, windows does not support windows 98 any longer. So help is quite limited.
Oh...thought of another option. You could possibly use a print server. I think Lynksys makes one that will connect an LPT connection to a network connection, which will assign and IP address and the printer will basically be a network printer. I know for a fact that HP makes a unit, but not a 100% the unit will work with a LExmark...HP's is called JetDirect.
Those are very simple to install and will elimate any shared setup but will allow you to install the same printer on both pc's using an ip address.
Good Luck...Hope that will help!
 

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A few year back, my brother in law, who is very knowledgeable, set me up so that my wife and I could share a printer. My desktop PC is wired directly to the Linksys wireless router. My wife's laptop connects wirelessly. She was able to print to my printer from her laptop until I got a new printer. I carefully followed the instructions of a knowledgeable person to set up sharing this new printer. But now, whenever my wife tries to print, my desktop PC says "Spooler App Error" or something like that.
Can anyone tell me how to correct this?
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Solved: Spooler App Error/ Shared Printer

Hi Voodoo,

First of all remove your printer driver from your Pc. after restarting the pc first create your wife's user name and password which she is using in her pc into your pc ...(through control pannel under User Account with the same password. Once you did that one later on install your printer in your pc and take a test printout from your pc... now you can print in your pc after that right click on your printer and click share button and give the sharing name once you did that you have to give the permission under security men this once once you right clikc the printer therewill be tap security click everyone and tick all under alllowfield and give ok now start your wife's pc and map that printer into her pc.. how to map your pc into her pc just type your ip address in internet explore once you enter you will get your shared items from your pc right click on you printer and click connect now your printer connected to your wife's pc now she can get a printout... let me know if ther is any problem....
 

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i have a network of 7 computers, all running windows XP. one of the computer has lexmark printer installed on it. i went to control panel, printers and faxes to share the printer so that printing can be down from the other computers.

my problems is, all the other computers can't access this printer and all other shared folders on this computer(the one with the printer as well).

can anyone please help me solve this problem. i would be more than greateful. thank u
 

A:Solved: can't print from a shared network printer

XP-Home or XP-Pro? Note that XP-Home has a limitation of 5 connections from other networked computers.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurati... Read more

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Hello all in the house, Pls can someone help out in this solution. I configured a wireless network for an 8 system making one wired connected directly to the wireless router port and a network printer configured on another port on the wireless router.This solution works fine until the client now bought a colored network printer and connected it to his own system via USB and later called me to provide solution for the colored printer to be able to be use by any system on the network. Pls how can i achieve this moderator.I wanted to run a network cable but he refused that he doesn't want cable, that he preferes it the way it is and still want is solution. pls help me out in this forum
 

A:Solved: How can a stand alone printer on a network be shared

Assuming your client is running Windows on all of the computers, you would need to enable printer sharing for the given printer on the computer with the USB attached printer. You would then add the new printer to the list of available printers and choose the option to add a printer attached to another computer on the network. You should then be able to browse to the other computer and select the printer. Depending on the printer and the version of Windows, you may need to add the correct drivers to the other computers.

The above configuration will allow other computers to use the printer as long as the computer with the attached printer is turned on and Windows is running.

If you need more specific instructions, please tell us the versions of Windows running on all of the computers and the brand and model number of the printer.
 

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Hey guys, i'm tyring to simply share a printer from an XP Desktop with a W7 64 bit. laptop, I have all the pre-requisites of same workgroup and access. But when I initially connected with it, warning said improper driver. So I went out and installed the latest drivers on both the W7 64 Bit and XP Desktop, now it says cannot connect due to error 0x000000d.. I've networked printers before in this environment, but not this time I'm STUMPED... any help is greatly appreciated as always...
 

A:Solved: Cannot connect to shared printer error 0x000000d

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I'm having some trouble setting up a network printer on Windows 2000.

I have it shared out on a closed LAN and all the other PCs on the network (which are running XP) have no problem finding the printer and adding it. The 2000 system also does not appear to have a problem seeking out and finding the shared printer and it adds it in, but when you go to print a test page nothing happens.

Upon looking at the Ports tab under the printers Properties window, it looks like the port it's associating with this printer is some sort of "Virtual USB" port, instead of //server/6050d

All of the buttons in this ports tab are greyed out so I can't create a new port to add at this point. I can right click on the printers inventory window and click Server Settings, and create a port that reflects the port //server/6050dserver printer name (as is the way it's presented to the network), but when you go back to the ports tab for the printer properties, it doesn't show up, and I can't change the selection from one port to another anyway.

Windows 2000 is running service pack 3, if that helps anyone out there. I don't know if there are reverse-compatibility issues involved here...
 

A:Solved: Printing from Windows 2000 to shared printer on XP

Nevermind. For some reason, after rebooting 2000, it just worked. Go figure!
 

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I just recently shared the printer, but it wants a on my small home network to supply a username and pass. why? Other times it has worked fine, no asking for a pass or whatever. I have xp pro. What do I do to fix this?
 

A:Solved: login and password comes up for someone wanting to use the shared printer.

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Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):
http://www.tradenet.sharp.co.uk/file.../ARM236664.exe
http://www.tradenet.sharp.co.uk/file.../ARM236615.exe

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:
\\John\SHARPAR-236

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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This has been bugging me for quite sometime, and the same thing happens on two separate networks, so, I'm wondering if it's just an issue I'll have to live with.

I have an HP Office Jet connected to one computer on each network (G55 on one, G85 on the other). It's shared. Everyone can print from it, HOWEVER, even with the default settings set to BLACK, each and every time a user who IS NOT using the computer that the printer is actually connected to, the print job defaults back to color and has to be manually changed each and everytime they print. Obviously, this is forgotten most often than not, resulting in an absolute waste of color ink.
 

A:Solved: Shared printer on network defaults to printing in color

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I have set Bullzip (PDF creator) as my default printer. All my programs print to that printer without my having to make the extra step of selecting it as it is already selected.

Thunderbird is stuck on the Brother MFC-9340 CDW which used to be the default and I have to change it every time I print.

How can I fix this?
 

A:Solved: Thunderbird doesn't want to use my default printer

Go to this to change your printer to default: Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers. RC on printer you want and set as default. If this does not work then the print spooler needs to be reset. But for now, try that.
 

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Just got a new computer and connected the printer to it. When made my first test print, I had to choose my printer from a list in the window that pops up.

Choices:

Send to OneNote 2007
Microsoft XPS document writer
HP Deskjet 3500 series

My printer is the HP deskjet but it was not the default, pre-selected printer, so I had to click the drop-down box and select it, the click print. Since then, further printouts have automatically had it as the default so I can just click file-print-OK.

On my other user accounts for my family though, even after selecting the printer from the list and the printing, further prints mean you have to keep selecting it from the drop-down list each time. It's a little annoying for them to have to keep doing this, even though it's not much work, but it would just be a lot handier if the deskjet stayed selected each time anyway.

My question is: Is there any way to make the printer stay as the default when you click to print a page? Or will it eventually make itself the default through further printouts?

Many thanks if you can help.
 

A:Solved: Make printer the default when printing page?

Go to your Printers (from Control panel or from the Start button) - it will show you what have as printers (or software printers) - right click on your HP 3500 and select "default".

Done.
 

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I use Carlson Civil Suite 2009 in Autocad Map 3D 2009 and have a Canon iPF8000S Plotter. The problem I am having is that it doesn't save my sheet size when I save my pc3 file. It keeps going back to 8 1/2X11. How can I fix this. I haven't tried to see if there is a default setting on the plotter itself yet. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Printer paper size default in Autocad

On the plotter it says keep media size is off, there are only default paper basis sizes of ISO A3 and ISO B1. I think it is a software issue.
 

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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one question, is the personal folder shared by default? that is, Computer ---> Local Disk C ---> Users ---> username, is the username folder automatically shared on a new windows 8 laptop?

i checked the properties of the username folder and under the Sharing tab it states under my username that the folder is Shared,

why is that?? can anyone just accept my files automatically??

thanks!!!

A:shared by default??

Yes the C:>Users folder is shared by default. If they didn't do this then you would be here complaining that sharing doesn't work.

You can un-share the C:>Users folder, by right clicking the Users folder and choosing Properties, then click on the Sharing tab and uncheck it, hit apply etc.

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I tried to print a sheet from National Bank site (australia) and my default printer HPk5300 is not showing.

It shows up in Word normally.

Any clues on reason and how to amend.
I am using Windows 7 and the two printers shown as available are "Primopdf" and "microsoft XPS document writer".

Pedro
 

A:Solved: Default Printer not showing up in Print on National Bank site

Saved it as a PDF through Primopdf and then printed from saved document.

Maybe thats the way they want it done.

Pedro
 

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Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand that Windows 10 has a new feature that automatically sets your effective default printer to the last device used (unless you explicitly turn OFF the "Let Windows manage my default printer" feature). I have turned this feature OFF (and checked that it is off a thousand times (slight exaggeration).

However Windows keeps moving my default printer to my DYMO label printer. Every other day when I do a Quick Print of a WORD document it prints to my DYMO label printer instead of the printer I have set as my default (Dell 2155 laser printer) -- and spits out multiple DYMO labels with the contents of my WORD doc.

I had experienced a similar problem on work PC when Windows 10 was first installed. Our IT folks searched for a solution for 2 weeks (and yes the new Windows feature was turned OFF) but after trying several fixes they gave up and did a clean re-install of Windows 10 which fixed the problem.

With this success at work with a clean install last weekend I bit the bullet and did a full clean C Drive format and full re-install of Windows 10 (including a re-format of my C drive) but the problem is back!

I wondered if Windows was missing my turned OFF feature however when I do a test of using the DYMO Printer it does not move the default printer to the DYMO -- so at the very least the problem is not caused everytime I print to the DYMO label printer. Also, when you turn ON the "Let Windows manage my default printer" the... Read more

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Anyone know of a good shared computer security software similar to that of Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit?
 

A:Solved: Shared Computer Security

I also need a good one to be installed for a local school district..... they are currently using the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit, however, have many problems with it, thus need to change.
 

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Have home net with 5 XP machines, one new Dell with Windows 7 (x64). Printers are attached to xp-Pro machines. Printer is Lexmark x8350. Went to Lexmark for drivers for Win 7, downloaded and executed. Loaded the (x64) drivers. Printer works fine directly attached to Win 7 machines. When printer is connected to XP, can see the machine and printer, when attempt to connect it gives "Cannot Connect error". Tried to create Local Port pointing to xp machine. Did not work. When trying to add new printer, asks for driver accepted driver installed and starts to install printer. Computer hangs on install. Help

A:XP shared Printer Win 7 cannot connect though can see printer

Within your router is uPNP enabled?

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you know if you go into your pc folder, like, via a network, you've got your shareddocs, shared sheduled task's, etc? how to you unshare that stuff ?

the shared music, and shared pic's, cant be deleted btw ( other programs rely on them being there, can I hide them from view ? )
 

A:unshare default shared stuff.. ?!

*topic bump* any ideas on this ?
 

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I hooked up a printer to my grandmother's laptop. Everything installed fine and it is set to be the default printer. However, whenever we hit the print button in whatever program we're using an error message pops up and tells us that no default printer is selected. Furthermore, when I check the print dialog box the installed printer is selected in the drop down menu, but the print button in the same window refuses to light up. I'm guessing this might have to do with old drivers, but if not how do I get the printer to be recognized as default. The printer is a Lexmark x1270 and she's running Vista Home. Thanks all.
 

A:Default printer is not being recognized as the default printer.

You probably need the updated driver.

Try here:
http://windows-vista-updates.blogspot.com/2007/09/lexmark-x1270-vista-driver.html
 

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Hi,
hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,
Jonathan
 

A:Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Is this one solved?
 

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I have add printers before on networks but for some reason can't see this one, here is the setup and problem

DSL--MODEM>Wireless Linksys Router? 1st computer dell dedktop windows xp sp2 home it wired to router no problem works great. Printer hooked to desktop works great.

2nd computer is a dell Laptop windows xp sp2 home with wireless card and connects to the network just fine.

They have a new printer a HP Officejedt Pro L7500 all in one printer, scanner, copier, and fax. ON the laptop I go to control panel and printers and then add a printer and go through where it tells to check for network printer and I do and it shows the computers but not the printer, I look on the desktop for the share name and it was HPOffice so I even typed that in on the laptop but still can't see it.

I have a network setup just like my buddy modem>wireless router>2 desktops and a laptop. MY printer is hooked to the first computer which is aldo wired to the router and on my lap top (which is the same as his a DELL Inspiron I did the add printer and it saw my printer and added it right away.

On my buddies I shared the printer from the desktop computer and did the same thing on his laptop as I did mine but it just doesn't see his. Can someone tell my what I am doing wrong. I even ran the add a home network on the desktop then the laptop and that didn't help it just isn't picking up the printer. I tried to run the disc for the printer on the laptop but only get a l... Read more

A:Solved: 2 windows XP SP2 Home-Router-Printer-Can't add printer on 2nd computer

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hello, i just wanted to know if normally the folders USERS is shared or not..? I can't really get it : On my brand new SP1 install, it's not shared however on another computer with 7 it's shared... Doesn't show as default share, yet was made up by the system. Explanation?

A:About the Windows 7 default admin shared folders...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by unko


Hello, i just wanted to know if normally the folders USERS is shared or not..? I can't really get it : On my brand new SP1 install, it's not shared however on another computer with 7 it's shared... Doesn't show as default share, yet was made up by the system. Explanation?


By default the C:\Users folder is shared while the Username folder with the "lock showing"> C:\Users\Username folder does say "shared" the Users folders inside it are not shared unless you enable sharing via the C:\Users\Username folder "Sharing tab>Advanced sharing button, add check mark to share then enable hit ok etc.

But if you create a Homegroup and enable sharing for all the main Library folders Docs, Music, Pictures etc. then removing the lock isn't required unless you require access to the other Users folders.

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe


Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?



How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print
Your printer should appear

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe


Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?



How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print
Your printer should appear

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Hi,

I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper 5.5.7.124 installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.

Help!
 

A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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It prompts me for a password to access my c drive on the 98se computer.
I can see the share on my xphome computer. I only have one administrator password on the 98se computer. I remember this happening when I tried to share the c drive on two xphome computers a while back. Any folders that I shared individually I could access ok. but if i shared the entire drive I was promted for a password as well, in which the admin passwords didnt work. Is there somekind of default password? Ive tried no password also....and no luck. thks
 

A:Solved: shared drive c: on 98se computer I can see it on the network but

OK...

I did assign a new password for the c drive when i initially set up file sharing. Windows 98 has an 8 character limitation for its file sharing passwords. When I tried to access the files when xp promted me for a password i used what i thought was a 10 character password (my usual password) when if fact i should have just typed in the first 8 characters of my password instead of the full 10 characters. I recognized this when I only saw xxxxxxxx(eight characters) when I went into properties-sharing (option) on my 98se computer.

Cool.
 

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Hi all,

I have a curious problem on my home network at the moment which means I can access the shared files and ping using the ip address, but not the computer name, of a xp computer. I found lots of other people who had this problem and they fixed it with a few commands at command prompt, but that didn't work for me.

Here is the setup:
1 XP computer - no problems accessing other computer using computer name
1 Vista laptop - where all the problems are
and a router

I have static ips for both computers and I have the dns set up correctly.

Of course as all my music and files are on the other computer, and all the programs are looking for \\computername not \\ipaddress, so the programs are complaining that they can't find anything

Here is an ipconfig /all

C:\Users\Andy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Andys-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-98-F7-51
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d76:7bc0:755e:f934%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.15(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Can access shared files and ping using ip, but not computer name

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We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?
 

A:Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

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