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Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine?

Q: Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine?

I just upgraded my home PC from XP to Windows 7 Professional, running on a 64-bit architecture.

This PC had, and still has, an old HP 920c inkjet printer (circa 2001) plugged into it. There are two other XP laptops in the house, an XP desktop, and a Windows 7 laptop. These all access the printer through our home wireless network. When my PC was running XP and hardwired to the printer, the other boxes could all use the printer.

However, since I upgraded the printer PC to Windows 7, only the Windows 7 laptop is able to print.

I can FIND the printer from the XP machines. I can ADD the printer to the printer list for those machines. But so far, I am failing to print from them.

My guess is that the cause is that the printer is now using a Windows 7 driver, being wired to a Win7 machine, and that maybe I need to somehow configure the XP computers with the XP driver (or the Windows 7 driver? - not sure which to use). HP Deskjet 920c Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center is the page with the drivers for my printer.

Any suggestions, I'd appreciate - and yes, I realize that a good chunk of my question might be XP-related and not Windows 7, so I appreciate people's understanding here.

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Preferred Solution: Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine?

Quote: Originally Posted by 450125


I just upgraded my home PC from XP to Windows 7 Professional, running on a 64-bit architecture.

This PC had, and still has, an old HP 920c inkjet printer (circa 2001) plugged into it. There are two other XP laptops in the house, an XP desktop, and a Windows 7 laptop. These all access the printer through our home wireless network. When my PC was running XP and hardwired to the printer, the other boxes could all use the printer.

However, since I upgraded the printer PC to Windows 7, only the Windows 7 laptop is able to print.

I can FIND the printer from the XP machines. I can ADD the printer to the printer list for those machines. But so far, I am failing to print from them.

My guess is that the cause is that the printer is now using a Windows 7 driver, being wired to a Win7 machine, and that maybe I need to somehow configure the XP computers with the XP driver (or the Windows 7 driver? - not sure which to use). HP Deskjet 920c Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center is the page with the drivers for my printer.

Any suggestions, I'd appreciate - and yes, I realize that a good chunk of my question might be XP-related and not Windows 7, so I appreciate people's understanding here.


Ok a couple of things. One win 7 uses IPv6 (when using homegroup), XP doesnt support it natively. Try running win 7 in workgroup instead (uses IPv4 as does XP)

Next XP driver can be run on win 7 when installed in compatibility mode
(right click the installer>properties>compatibility>choose xp)

Hope these help
Ken J

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

A:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

A:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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I am trying to added a printer on a windows 7 machine. When i add new printer and select from the list i get this error.
Connect to Printer.
A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

I have tried adjusting the Group policy setting and registry as suggested in this article. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=319939&product=winsvr2003
I can manually add the printers via the ip address of the printer, but cannot from selecting them from the available printer list.
Any suggestion to resolve this issue.
 

 
 

A:When trying to add a networked printer i get this error. On windows 7 Profeesional machine.__Connect to Printer.__ A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

Hi,
 
I would like to suggest you configure the following policies in your default domain policy. After configuring the policies you should run the command:
gpupdate /force.
 
 
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\
 
Point and Print Restrictions >>
Disable
Prevent addition of printers
>> Disable
Prevent deletion of printers
>>
Disable
 
 
Local Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers\
 
Allow print spooler to accept client connections
>> Enable
 
If the issue persists, you may also refer to the following link to troubleshoot this issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888046/en-us
 
Does it work?
 
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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But it functions fine on an XP machine.
Printer is Lexmark X-6675 had been on Win 7 machine, working OK.
A couple of days ago I scanned something and printed it out. I then went to Microsoft Works 9 to print a cover page and it would not print. Tried to cancel print job but no can do. Rebooted and when Windows was finished booting the cover page printed without my doing anything.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled hardware and software. It will not print any word processing , Wordpad, Notepad Acrobat. BUT "sometimes" it will print a black and white scan.
It will not cancel the 1st print job in queue BUT will cancel any others.
I fired up the old XP machine and installed the drivers there and it worked fine.
Where might my problem be in Windows?
Thanks for any assistance.

A:Printer won't print on Win 7 machine

Try this installer from lexmark website: http://support.lexmark.com/index?loc...ab=DOWNLOADS#3

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I know nothing about networking, so this may be a basic question, or maybe not a networking question at all. I was told that it is possible to set something up where someone at another computer (in the same city or anywhere) could print directly to my printer. My situation is: I have an Ebay business, and need to hire someone to process the payments and print them to a thermal label printer at my office.

I just don't know where to even start to set this up. Is it something that PCAnywhere does, or does it require something more complex?
 

A:Need to set up a remote computer to print on my printer

I am not sure what your source had in mind, but indeed it is possible to do what you describe. One way is to use VPN (virtual private network); in effect, a collection of computers located anywhere can appear to be on the same network and communicate with each other (including sharing resources such as disks or printers). I believe VPN capabilities are included with Windoze 98; I'm not sure about XP. Products such as PCAnywhere do the same sort of thing on a more limited scale.
Another possible solution that avoids the connection issue completely is to install the driver for your thermal printer on your employee's machine, and have them print each label to a file. When all labels have been printed, they email the files to you (probably collected in a zip archive or similar), and then you print them out.

Hope this helps.
 

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I just replaced an XP machine with a new Vista 64 machine. We have a home network. My wife's computer is XP home and it has a Canon Pixma IP 4000 color printer hanging off one of your usb ports. I've always been able to print to it before Vista came into my life. Now when I try to connect to it I get a message saying "The server for the IP 4000 does not have the correct print driver installed". However, when I go to her XP machine it says it does have the latest driver installed. Why the hell can't Microsoft make a product that is simple to use? Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Or was Vista created to sell more printers?

Thanks,
Don
 

A:Solved: Can I Print To An XP Printer From My New Vista Machine

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I have three computers.
Machine 1: Windows 10 pro, has the USB Brother HL-5040 printer
Machine 2: Windows 10 pro, prints OK to the remote printer.
Machine 3: Windows 10 home, Used to print, but not anymore (THIS IS THE PROBLEM).
I?ve tried everything that I can think of, and would appreciate any suggestions.
I did these steps on Machine 3 that did not work.

Remove the printer device.Add a PrinterThe printer that I want isn?t listedSelect a shared printer by nameBrowseSelect the displayed Machine 1.Select the displayed Printer.NextFailure ?Connect to Printer?.Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or HostnameNextSet Hostname to Machine 2, and set port name.Detecting TCP/IP PortAdditional Port information required.Device Type ? Standard, Brother Port ServerNextDetecting the Driver ModelInstall The Print DriverSelect Brother and Brother HL-5040NextReplace the Current DriverPrinter Name (setting it to HL-5040)NextDo not share this printerNextYou?ve successfully added ?HL-5040?Finish
Printing on Machine 3 puts the document in the print queue, which reports error printing.
Printing from Machine 2 to the printer on Machine 1 works perfectly.
All three machines are in the same HomeGroup. Machine 3 can access the shared files from Machine 1.

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I have a Vista Home Premium edition laptop that I keep upstairs. I would like to be able to print to a HP 2210si printer downstairs. There is no network currently established. I'm ditching an old computer downstairs that is virus-infected, and I would like to be able to leave the printer down there with no computer attached to it, and use the laptop upstairs.

A:How to print from a Vista stand-alone to a remote printer

Hello, is that printer wireless ? i did not check it , figure you could tell me quicker.

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I have legitimate access to a remote computer.  When connected to the remote computer, I want to print on my local printer.  I have checked the Printer box on the "Local devices and resources" section in the Local Resources of the RDC window which I was told would connect my printer to the remote computer, but my local printer is not on the printer menu of the remote computer.
 
I'm running Windows 7 Pro and Kaspersky Internet Security

A:While in remote computer, I can't print on my local printer

This thread might shine some light on it for you.
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/win-7-remote-desktop-and-local-printing-not/544acb1b-a259-4170-bc05-2c6dbfd0ca05

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I have a 32 bit XP Professional computer. It has a Brother MFC 8500 and a HP 932C printer attached to it by usb wires. Both of these printers are shared. I have another windows VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT MACHINE NETWORKED .I can see my xp computer in the network. I can install the networked printers. I can print to hp 932c but not to brother mfc 8500.I can share the files no problem. I shall really appreciate if somebody can help me with it. Please and thank you for your precious input and time.

A:I can not print from a vista ultimate 64 bit machine to a networked printer attached

What happens when you try to print to the Brother printer? What's the exact error message, if any?

Have you updated the Brother printer's driver package recently? If not, you should try that.

Do you have a third machine (any Windows OS) that could be used to determine whether the problems printing to the Brother machine are specific to the Vista box?

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I recently upgraded my office PC to Windows 7 Pro. I still RDP in from home on my XP pro machine. I can not get my local printer at home to show up in my Win7 machine while in a RDP session. I've checked printers under local resources but still nothing. Any ideas?

Thanks
Zach

It also occured to me that it might have to do with me connecting to a 64 bit machine from a 32 bit machine and drivers etc not working but it should still see the printer right? Any help is much appreciated!

A:RDP from XP to Win7 can't print to local printer

You can try Printer for Remote Desktop from FabulaTech. It doesn't require to have printer drivers installed on the server, works with both RDP and ICA protocols, and your printer will be isolated within individual session.
Printer for Remote Desktop - redirect printer to RDP or Citrix session

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hello, i switched my bosses computer to win7 here at work, all went fine.. we are using win98 under VMWARE 6.5 for our windows 98.. everything works great, except i cannot get it to access the printer on the win7 machine, it sees it but always gets a access denied error, i have turned off password sharing.. and any of the xp/win7 machines see it fine.. just the damn 98.. and i can't not use 98 cause of our POS software...

Any ideas? thanks!

A:Anyway to share the win7 printer to a win98 machine?

Anyone have any luck trying this? i have tried the tricks people posted for making vista work with 98.. but no luck in 7

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I cannot print from this Win7 computer across the network to a printer located on a WinXP computer.

Win7 computer is running Home Premium and the XP is XP Pro with SP3. Other computers, all running XP Pro, can print to this printer just fine. The prnter is an HP Officejet 6500 series (e709a).

I have loaded the driver on the Win7 computer, browsed the network to the desired printer, double-clicked to set it up. I get an instant response that the print jobs fail. I have uninstalled, reinstalled and rebooted several times -- no luck.

Firewalls are turned off. All computers are on the same "WORKGROUP" (no domain).
 

A:Win7 cannot print to printer on WinXP computer

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Hello. I have an HP OfficeJet All-In-One V40 Printer, and I'm not sure why but I will print out pages perfectly on my Windows 7 Laptop, but not on my Windows 8 64bit Laptop. It either prints out part of the page or none of it and the printer ends up in an error state. Can someone help me fix this issue?

A:My printer won't print on my Win8 Laptop but on my Win7

You may try the Diagnostic Tools from this site:

Software & driver downloads HP Officejet v40 All-in-One Printer | HP? Support

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I hope people don't mind my "cross-posting" Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine? - which I put in the devices forum yesterday, but the solution might be more a networking issue.

I am not with my computers right now so can't test it, but perhaps Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows solves my problem.

Summarizing the problem:
I have a computer that used to run Windows XP 32 bit
I upgraded it this week to Windows 7 64 bit
This machine has a printer USB connected to it
Prior to the upgrade, all the other Windows 7 and XP computers in my house could remotely print to that printer
Now only the other Windows 7 computer in the house can remotely print to it - none of the XPs can
Yes, the printer has been shared
A wrinkle I discovered last night is that from one of the XP computers, I CAN print remotely, from my account on that computer with the same user id and password as on the Win7 computer that has the printer attached. But from the same remote XP computer, different account, I can "see" the printer, but stuff just builds up in the print queue without printing and without error messages.

What I want is:
EVERY computer in the house (Win7 box connected to the printer, plus remote Win7 and XP machines) can print
Accomplish this WITHOUT having to set up each remote computer with an account with the same username and password as I use on my Win7 computer
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A:Networking issue - Win7 printer, XP remote machines

in the sharing properties of the printer, add the "Everyone" group with print and manage print jobs checked.

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Hi,
I'm having an issue where when attempting to create a local port, on a remote PC via the Print Management Console in Windows 7, I get an "Access Denied" error message.

All machines are domain joined.Tried with W10 and Server 2008 R2, too - same issue.Firewall (all three states) off.AV solution completely removed.Tried with highest domain admin account.Tried with UAC turned off and on.Ran as admin when launching console.GP - Point and Print Restrictions - Disabled.GP - Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections - Enabled.Print and File Sharing - On.Network Sharing - On.
To clarify, it is simply creating the port element that fails.

Can create TCP/IP ports OK.Can create Local Ports on the local machine OK - just not on remote machines.Can install printer if an existing local port is used, so drivers install OK.Using PowerShell, can use the Add Printer Port command to add the local port, no problems there.
It just seems to be an issue where the console attempts to verify if the said port exists, that the issue occurs.  If a put in an invalid port name in, it will bring up the correct response of "the network name cannot be found".
Cheers!

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hello dear sir
I have the problem with my printers in my office . the printers are HP laser jet 1300 and 2035.
my problems is : After I print a document , printer does not stop and printing white papers until I stop print service or power down the printer.
whenI push ctrl+p  to print ,
some files like shockwave.shd appears in this address." c:\windows\system 32\spooler\printers". and these files never vanished unless i stop the print spooler.
I know that  : The following briefly describes the purpose
of SPL, SHD, and TMP files:

SPL files are the actual spool (print job) files.

TMP files are usually associated with LPR print jobs.

SHD files provide information about which printer the print job was sent to and from
whom the print job came. An SHD file is a "shadow" file that keeps track of what logical printer a (same number) xxxxx.spl file goes to. It also contains the file's order in the queue, the user who sent the file to the printer, and other information.
These files are usually deleted unless the logical printer settings state otherwise.
but these files  never vanished and untils these file were removed manually ,
printer cant print at all.
please help me .

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Guys, can someone help me out on trying to resolve an issue I'm having on my network.

I have 3 Main PCs.

One in the Gameroom--Media Server (Windows 7 64bit, onboard Gigabit Nic). MSI AMD 780G Chipset.

One in the Office--(Windows XP MCE, INTEL Gigabit PCI)

One in the Living Room--HTPC (Windows 7 32bit, onboard Gigabit Nic) GIGABYTE AMD 780G Chipset.

I just upgraded all my systems to new hard drives in hopes of archiving all DVDs onto the server and streaming them from there to the other machines.

All connections are working fine and I can move around files between machines no problem.

My issues I can get 70-80 MB/s between the HTPC and the Server.

The most I can get out of my Office and the Server is 37-40MB/s.

The 2 OS drives in the Office and HTPC machines are Identical..Samsung F3 drives. The drives on the server I'm sending files to are Samsung F4 drives.

I just did fresh OS intalls on these drives when I placed them into service.

I used all windows drivers except for the Intel NIC in which I used the supplied drivers for it.

Can anyone tell me why my XP machine can't pull the same mustard as the other machine? It really has me puzzled.

Thanks,
Mike
 

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

A:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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We have two Windows 7 machines on our LAN, one of them having a printer connected to it. The problem is, when I connect to the printer from the computer with no printer attached, it says, Downloading driver..., Finishing Installation..., and then a message box pops up: Connect to printer: Windows could not connect to the printer. Access is denied.

OK, I have disabled both firewalls, disabled both antivirus programs, shared the printer, made sure the printers security was set up right (Everyone: print, control printer).

And yes, I have tried using a Local Port named like this: \\<computername>\\<printer>
And no, that did not fix the problem.

I think it has something to do with the computer the printer is attached to, it had all of its services disabled, but I have enabled enough so that the printer shows up as available on the network.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Win7-Win7 printer sharing; connect to printer access denied

On the computer that has the print device connected to it.
go into your Device and Printers > Right click on the printer > printer properties > security > Then add the user account of the other computer with at least the print permissions.

Remember that the manage documents permission a lone does not allow the user to print.

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Whenever I print to the shared printer on my Windows 7 desktop, the print job will just sit in the print queue. If I stop and then start the print spooler, the job will print. It happens from an XP laptop. Print jobs sent from the local Windows 7 computer print just fine.
How can i solve this one ? :(

This issue with some particular laptop running windows Xp and windows 7 Home

A:Whenever I print to the shared printer he print job will just sit in the print queue

So, the Windows 7 Desktop has the printer physically attached to it and it's shared?
And the XP laptop is sharing the printer through the network? If I understand you correctly?
If so, on the XP Laptop, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Are there any devices with yellow flags? Or Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? Or any listings for the printer? If so, right click it and Uninstall it. Now go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs uninstall any drivers or software for the printer. Now,go to Printers and Faxes, and if the printer icons is there, Right click the shared printer icon and Delete it. And Restart the computer. Now when the computer comes back up, go to the printer manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in the model# for the printer and download the driver for the printer for XP and install it. Now, go to Start/Run and type the computer name of the Windows 7 machine (ex) \\ComputerName and press enter. A window should open up with the shared drives on the 7 computer, with the shared printer. Right click the shared printer and choose Connect. This will add the printer to Printers and Faxes again. Right click this printer/Properties and print a Test Page.

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

A:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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We're using a Server 2008 r2 Terminal server environment.
I have one particular user (running windows 7 64bit) who's having an issue with a HP laserjet 400 M401 printer. She connects with her local printer set to follow her to the remote session but randomly through her session, programs like word or adobe reader
will pull up another random printer in our network instead of her local one.
For instance, today she pulled up a .pdf and it defaulted to one printer across the complex, then later within the same session she pulled up a Wordperfect document and it defaulted to a copier on the other side of the office.
She's the only person having this particular issue. So far my IT manager rebuilt her local profile (albeit sometime back) and I reinstalled drivers but I'm a bit stumped on which direction to take with this one.
I've ideated on it being an issue with USB cables, Printer memory, account data related, or maybe bandwidth?
Any help is appreciated.
-Eric

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Hi, I just purchased an used computer with Windows 7Home Premium x64, this is an HP Slimline s5610f. The problem that I have is with a Brother HL 2040 series printer. It gave me a really hard time to install the drivers that I downloaded from the Brother website I kept getting a "0x00000057" error and "could not find suitable driver for this printer" error. Finally I decided to take the driver folders for this printer from my wife's computer and copied them to my computer and put them in the drivers repository under System32 and was able to install the printer after that with no problems.

The problem that I have right now is that the printer won't print, even though it told me that the driver installation was successful.

1-the print button is grayed out
2-If I click "printer properties" it tells me that the drivers have not been installed and asks if I want to install them.
3-If I install the drivers at this prompt it tells me that the drivers have been successfully installed.
4-Now it lets me access the printer properties but when I click "print test page" either nothing happens or it tells me that it failed to print and access is denied
5-If i close printer properties and try to access it again it tells me that the printer drivers have not been installed.

I get the same results with the printer connected locally trough USB or on another computer through the network.
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A:Printer problems print button grayed out - test print page fails

Hello and welcome Manuel. Now probably too obvious mate but is the printer showing up ticked as the default device in Printers and Devices? while 7 is up and running?.

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I have an HP C5280 printer running wirelessly via a TP Link wireless print server and D Link Di 624 wireless router. I can print successfully from either my desktop (which is connected direct to the D Link router) or either of my laptops (wireless). However, when I select the double-sided print option I get a print error message after re-inserting the odd number pages to print the other side of the paper and then click 'continue'.

Could I resolve this by connecting the printer both direct to the desktop using USB AND leaving it connected via the wireless TP Link print server? This would enable me to print double-sided from my desktop (as I did before when the printer was only connected via the USB desktop port).
 

A:Print error message when trying to print double sided output on wireless printer

Could I resolve this by connecting the printer both direct to the desktop using USB AND leaving it connected via the wireless TP Link print server? Click to expand...

Probably, unless the USB connection is already used with the print server.
 

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Hi,
I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added 
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

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A:XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/8f21d25d-8189-48e7-8d7f-d6211ac63d31

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A client is interested in having external networking ports available for printing to internal, XP-attached shared workstation printers.

Basically, they want to print to external IP address 123.123.123.123:8765 and have IIS push that data to a shared printer at someone's workstation. Ideally we would set up six or eight of these, each with a different port on the public IP.

Any suggestions?
 

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I'm working at an office where when you hit the Print Screen button, it causes a printout in addition to the normal copy to clipboard. I just want to copy to clipboard without wasting toner and paper. It can't be a program on the computer as it's clean with just Windows 8.1

It actually happens on all the machines (whether Windows 7, 8, or 8.1). Is it a program installed on the server? Is it a setting in Windows? How do I stop this behavior?

A:Print Screen button will print to the printer! how to stop

By definition the print screen function only sends the image to the clipboard so if the printer is also involved then something else -- some other software installed on your machine -- is the culprit here.

One way to find out what it is is by unhooking the printer and then watching the screen to see what error messages pop up when trying to use the print screen function.

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Hi there,
OK, here we go. I previously owned a Lexmark Z25 printer and up to a certain point, it was printing ok. Then it abruptly stopped printing any pages. It sounded as if it was getting the signal from the computer, but nothing would print. Rather than buy new cartridges, which would have cost more than a new printer, I bought a Dell 720. Now, the color prints fine, but I cannot get the black to print. The cartridges are just about full with only a small amount out of the black cartridge.

I read somewhere this week that it has something to do with the software. I believe there was a work-around, but for the life of me I can't remember where I saw it and I didn't bookmark the page! My other computer is WinXP, but I didn't like XP and the fact that I got hosed on the deal with only 128 RAM - never could track down the guy who sold it to me..Figures. Anyway, I now have a computer with WIN2K. I don't have the software for the Dell printer, but I downloaded the drivers from the Dell site. I do have the software for the Lexmark.

Lately, it seems I've seen Dell and Lexmark being spoken of in the same sentence - are they connected?? A LEXPPS.exe, which is Lexmark corporation, is "listening" according to my Comodo, leading me to believe that Dell and Lexmark have a lot to do with each other.

I'm sure this sounds quite like rambling on my part, but this little problem is driving me crazy right now, and while not really a newbie, I'... Read more

A:Black Ink will not print/No pages in previous printer would print

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I am working on a Dell Studio 1745 running Win7 64 Home Premium. I need to run a piece of hardware (Tascam US122) that is incompatiable with the 64bit OS. My plan is to partition the drive and install Win 7 32bit on the new partition so I can run the mentioned hardware. I've done this on another machine (Dual Boot XP and Win 7) and ran into a problems with the bootloader. I learned to install older OS FIRST because of that. I'm wondering if installing Win7 32bit on a current Win7 64bit machine will cause a similar problem with bootloaders? I'd rather not have to mess with the bootloaders, but I really need to run this hardware. And, since this is a Dell, with touchscreen, and most IMPORTANTLY, a friend's computer I want to be 100% sure I'm not going to cause issues I can't fix.

So, again, will installing Win7 32bit on a new partition of a Win7 64bit machine cause problems with the bootloader, or any other foreseeable problems?

Thanks a bunch!

A:Installing Win7 32bit on Win7 64bit machine?

http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US-122_Win_driver_3_40_notes_E.pdf

This says that the drivers work with 64-bit Vista. Have you tried using the Vista driver?

Driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US122_Win_3.40f.zip

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two windows 7 desktop in one workgroup, one,desktop1, is enabled remote desktop, another,desktop2, is not enabled, so I can remote connect to desktop1, but how can I change and enable desktop2's remote desktop settings from desktop1?

I tried to change registry file from regedit --> connect remote registry, system tole me remote computer didn't enable remote administration.

I also tried psexec, error message: access denied.

So, how I can do?

Thankful for any suggestion.

A:how can i enable win7 remote desktop from another workgroup win7

Welcome to the forum.

Try this:
Remotely enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7 & Server 2008

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My usb attached printer is no longer listed in control panel PM. I want to set it as default but can't. Tried several suggestions in this forum but nothing worked. Thanks.

A:Printer not on print manager list but can print to it from aps

Hello and welcome Stacey now just what have you tried?? It sounds like a driver issue to me but unless we have some definite specs on the equipment not much we can do.
See this System Info - See Your System Specs

One item in particular is what is the printer make and model.

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thanks for your guide

how can I create a task to 'open a printer, print the test page at that specific printer and then shut down the printer' ?

I want to do this, so that the printer will be maintained and not break due to inactivity

thanks!

A:Create task to open printer, print test page, and shutdown printer?

Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"

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i can't print colors on my HP  printer desk 2135,they say that i must change something at the printer preferences, but i can't open my printer preferences
any ideas to fix this?

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i can't print colors on my HP  printer desk 2135,they say that i must change something at the printer preferences, but i can't open my printer preferences
any ideas to fix this?

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We have a Canon iP3500 connected to a desktop running XP Home SP2. The desktop connects wirelessly to our router. I have laptop running Vista Basic SP1 with a wired connection to the router. The printer is shared and almost all programs running on the laptop can print to the iP3500 with no problem.

One of the software packages that came with the printer, "Canon Easy PhotoPrint EX", installed with no problem on the laptop. When I try to run the program, a pop-up box reports "Printing cannot be executed because a printer supported by the software is not installed." I can click OK to continue running the program but can not print anything. Canon tech support has confirmed that the software does not support a shared Canon printer on another computer.

I had thought I had come across a utility over a year ago (before we purchased the printer) that would map a shared printer on another computer to appear as a local USB connected printer. Trying to use Google to find the program is giving me way too many hits on web pages with discussions on general USB printer sharing issues on networked computers.

Does anybody know of such a program and provide a link please?
 

A:Solved: Make remote printer appear as a local USB printer?

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Hello,
Im sorry if this question has already been posted, i tried searching and couldn't find the answer in this forum.
I have a question, maybe someone can direct me to a tutorial somewhere, or to another topic that contains instructions on how to do this....

well, I just got a new router, and 2 desktops are connected to it, and i have 3 wireless laptops.
They are all connected to the internet via the router.
I have also connected my hp office jet 7310 printer to my router since it has an ethernet port.
how do i make it, so every computer on my network can print from this one printer?
the other thing is since its connected to the router directly, i dont want to have the printer connected to any computer via usb, so can someone please direct me to a tutorial in which all my computers can print from this one printer which is connected to the router via a direct Ethernet cable?

thank you so much!

A:How Do I Connect Printer To Router, And Let Several Computers Print From This Printer?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...182&lang=enyou'll probably need the network drivers installed on each computerdidn't the printer come with a manual?

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I have a program that has trouble printing to the correct sizes, the program itself in unreplaceable and has very little in the way of print options.

Is there a program out there that can simulate a printer, automatically resize/crop/shift and send to the real printer which the problem program can print to?

I've google without success, my next step would be to write a program myself.

THANKS!
 

A:Looking for virtual printer to resize and then print to real printer

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Last night I replaced motherboard and CPU on this machine, though it kept the same hard drive. Was working fine last night when I went to bed, booted up with XP disk and got into desktop with all the previous files intact. This morning I put the case back together, plugged it in and sparks and smoke shot out of the back of the power supply. What in the heck happened? What did I do? This is a brand new motherboard! Any and all help appreciated! Thanks in advance!
 

A:plugged in machine, sparks flew and smoke, what happened?

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I had a Print Server EUSSO that connected with my old deskjet printer (HP deskjet 845c USB) to my knowledge it working fine...

Though I had bought a new printer (HP laserjet 1020 USB) hook it up to a Print Server but to my amazement, I couldn't get it to work (it working fine, if plug direct to PC)... I set it the way I worked with the old deskjet (HP deskjet 845c USB) and I don't see why it didn't work... Or maybe the Print Server do not support the new Printer? I had visit HP support site, and they just didn't give me any good solution...

Note: upon completing the setup and do a test print; I notice there aren't any error messages display... I see a queue of file on the Printer Document Name last for 2 seconds and dissappear, No errors messages...
But if I try to change the port name/number it will display error message upon printing, and the file on the Printer Document Name didn't dissappear either...

I am so curious why it didn't work?
1. I know it not the printer fault
2. Print Server is not malfunction either (unless it not meant to support my new printer)
3. Not the cable either
4. I don't see any wrong doing with my setup, since I got the first one work and running
5. Now I am sitting duck

Any feed back on this issue would gladly be appreciated...
 

A:Print Server won't print on new printer

Did you install the drivers for your new printer? (Obvious, sorry, but I have to ask) Best bet would be to uninstall all printers and printer software you have and start over from scratch.

The print server doesn't have to support your printer - all it does is take the data sent by your computer and forward it to the USB port. Your printer however has to support the print server. Some printers require a bidirectional connection with the computer and that cannot work over the network.

Does your print server suppirt several types of connection? It could be any combination of LPR, SMB, JetDirect and any proprietary protocols. Try something else than you are using right now.
 

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Hello All,

I have a situation where I need to map a network drive on a remote server so that a scheduled installation can tale place from the mapped drive. For scheduling the installation I used the Schtasks.exe which has an option to create the scheduled task on a remote machine too using :

Schtasks.exe /create /S <remote computer name>

What I am interested in knowing is if there is any EXE file that can help me map a network drive on a remote computer in the same manner as schtasks.exe as there is no option for doing it in net.exe that is used for mapping a network drive. To avoid confusion let me put up :

machine that I want to map the network drive upon : ABC
Server on which i need to map the network drive upon : XYZ
Network path to be mapped : \\PQR

A:Using Net Use on a remote machine

Hi rahul1911,

The procedure should be possible. Here's a tutorial that may help as it contains additional commands and addresses share issues: How-To Map a Network Drive using Windows 7, Vista or Windows Server 2008.

I hope this helps. If not, check to make sure the server is sharing properly and that permissions are set to allow this to occur (you aren't prohibited from Group Policy or Active Directory) and/or that you are using an appropriate username and/or password if required.

Good luck!

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Hi All.
I'm have an issue using Remotes Assitance.

I'm tryinging to connect using Remote Assistance to my Win7 desktop to another Win7 desktop. Everyone has full updates to SP1
I am positive the problem is on my end. I have tested hooking up to the remote computer using another computer and it works perfectly. I was also able to hookup from the remote computer to my desktop that has the issue. This is weird.

When I receive the Remote Assitance request I accept.

I then enter the password generated by the other computer and hit connect.

After 5-10 seconds it says it failed with the generic statement. I have tried troubleshooting but it comes up with no answers.

I have Remote Assistance actived on my computer but I think I may have turned something off in my network sharing that may have caused this problem.
I am unable to find anything that may cause no connection and looking for your suggestions. I have run sfc /scannow with no problems.

I would like to try and find the needle in the haystack before I do a full clean reinstall.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Assistance Win7 to Win7

Hi,

It could be that your firewall settings have somehow changed.

Type firewall into the Start search box and click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. Next, scroll down to the Remote entries like shown below.

Make sure that you are allowing the following...

Remote Assistance
Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop - RemoteFX

Hope it helps
OS

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Hello all, I have an issue thats stumped me, that is:I have a Hp Laserjet 1020 printer attached via USB cable to my Windows 64 bit machine.
I have a second machine that wirelessly connects through a router attached to my windows 7 64 bit machine. The 2nd. machine is 32 bit and uses Windows XP SP2
Is it possible for the 2 machines to share the lasejet printer?
I have researched this under Homegroups but the 2 OS's are incompatable.

A:XP Machine Print

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian


Hello all, I have an issue thats stumped me, that is:I have a Hp Laserjet 1020 printer attached via USB cable to my Windows 64 bit machine.
I have a second machine that wirelessly connects through a router attached to my windows 7 64 bit machine. The 2nd. machine is 32 bit and uses Windows XP SP2
Is it possible for the 2 machines to share the lasejet printer?
I have researched this under Homegroups but the 2 OS's are incompatable.


Hi Adrian

Possible but difficult. You are going to have to install it locally first on both machines so the correct driver gets installed. then share it on what ever machine you want to use it.

Let us know
Ken J+

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I recently switched my main computer over to Linux (from Win8), and everything is working fine, except that when I would remote into the computer from my other computer (running Win7), it was much faster when running Win8. Since I upgraded to Linux, I can connect, but the screen refreshes at a much slower rate, even over the same connection (LAN speed).

Anyone know of any settings either on the Win7 side or on the Linux server side that I can change to speed things up?
 

A:remote into Linux machine

Which Linux distro are you using ? There are some distros made specifically for older machines. For example, Fedora has it's flagship distro using Gnome, but it also has 2 lighter versions one using LXDE. and the other using Xfce.
 

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Hi,
I have XP machine, which Im accessing Remotly, Im able to Record In my current machine. But when I try recording in remote machine the Recording Option itself is Desabled. Will I be able to record Remotly or Do I need to Enable same thing in remote Machine to save or Enable recording Option. Pls Suggest a Solution.
 

A:Not able to Record in Remote Machine

Record what? What software are you using? Is your remote connection by Windows Remote Desktop? i.e. more information is needed to give a helpful response.
 

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