Printer icon does not show up in the notification area

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Is there anything special I need to do to get the printer
icon to show up in the notification area when printing to
a network printer. It shows up when printing to a local
printer, but not a net a network printer. The printer
icon still shows up in the system tray on the NT boxes we
have left. The file server is stil NT 4.0 sp6a. The
printers are all HP's with JetDirect cards.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Regards,

Eric W.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    It might not show up for very long. It seems that the icon will be present
    until the printer or print server has received the data, then it may go away
    with certain printer drivers. An error message may cause a message or icon
    to appear, or may not.
    "Eric" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:121601c42639$f41f2650$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > Is there anything special I need to do to get the printer
    > icon to show up in the notification area when printing to
    > a network printer. It shows up when printing to a local
    > printer, but not a net a network printer. The printer
    > icon still shows up in the system tray on the NT boxes we
    > have left. The file server is stil NT 4.0 sp6a. The
    > printers are all HP's with JetDirect cards.
    >
    > Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Eric W.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    If a Firewall is enabled, the notification traffic will be blocked
    info on MS firewall
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/ports.asp
    How to Open Ports in the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall


    Make sure the client has notification for network printers enabled in
    Printers Folder / File / Server Properties / Advanced

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Chuck" <cdkuder@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:#W81Z8xJEHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > It might not show up for very long. It seems that the icon will be present
    > until the printer or print server has received the data, then it may go
    away
    > with certain printer drivers. An error message may cause a message or icon
    > to appear, or may not.
    > "Eric" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:121601c42639$f41f2650$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > > Is there anything special I need to do to get the printer
    > > icon to show up in the notification area when printing to
    > > a network printer. It shows up when printing to a local
    > > printer, but not a net a network printer. The printer
    > > icon still shows up in the system tray on the NT boxes we
    > > have left. The file server is stil NT 4.0 sp6a. The
    > > printers are all HP's with JetDirect cards.
    > >
    > > Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > >
    > > Eric W.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Thank you for the response. Firewall is not enabled and
    notification for network printers is enabled. The
    printer icon showed up by default on NT, but since
    upgrading to XP, the printer icon no longer shows when
    print jobs are sent. I guess its not a big deal. There
    are other ways to look at the queue. But if you have any
    other thoughts, they would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Eric W.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >If a Firewall is enabled, the notification traffic will
    be blocked
    >info on MS firewall
    >http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/ports.asp
    >How to Open Ports in the Windows XP Internet Connection
    Firewall
    >
    >
    >Make sure the client has notification for network
    printers enabled in
    >Printers Folder / File / Server Properties / Advanced
    >
    >--
    >Alan Morris
    >Windows Printing Team
    >Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;
    [ln];kbhowto
    >
    >This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    confers no rights.
    >
    >"Chuck" <cdkuder@msn.com> wrote in message
    >news:#W81Z8xJEHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> It might not show up for very long. It seems that the
    icon will be present
    >> until the printer or print server has received the
    data, then it may go
    >away
    >> with certain printer drivers. An error message may
    cause a message or icon
    >> to appear, or may not.
    >> "Eric" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    >> news:121601c42639$f41f2650$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    >> > Is there anything special I need to do to get the
    printer
    >> > icon to show up in the notification area when
    printing to
    >> > a network printer. It shows up when printing to a
    local
    >> > printer, but not a net a network printer. The
    printer
    >> > icon still shows up in the system tray on the NT
    boxes we
    >> > have left. The file server is stil NT 4.0 sp6a. The
    >> > printers are all HP's with JetDirect cards.
    >> >
    >> > Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
    >> >
    >> > Regards,
    >> >
    >> > Eric W.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >.
    >
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