network printing problem

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Have new winxp home (replacing an old win98) and trying to share the two
attached printers with a win98 computer. All seems OK (printers appear
shared, and I can set them up on the win98 computer and a test page prints
OK), but sometimes print jobs from the win98 don't print on the winxp
(laser) printer.

I have only one account (the main account, admin group) on the win xp
computer. For printing, do I have to set up a user account for all the
other users/computers that want to share the winxp attached printers, or
does printer sharing (once set up) work regarless of who is logged into the
win98 computer and whether or not they have a corresponding account on the
winxp computer?

Thanks.

--
Bill
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Take a look at Bruce Sanderson's article at
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
    --
    Cari
    MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    www.coribright.com

    "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    news:eavVLd2OEHA.3312@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Have new winxp home (replacing an old win98) and trying to share the two
    > attached printers with a win98 computer. All seems OK (printers appear
    > shared, and I can set them up on the win98 computer and a test page prints
    > OK), but sometimes print jobs from the win98 don't print on the winxp
    > (laser) printer.
    >
    > I have only one account (the main account, admin group) on the win xp
    > computer. For printing, do I have to set up a user account for all the
    > other users/computers that want to share the winxp attached printers, or
    > does printer sharing (once set up) work regarless of who is logged into
    > the
    > win98 computer and whether or not they have a corresponding account on the
    > winxp computer?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Bill
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    I don't understand it.

    It says " There is NO option in the Add Printer wizard to add a network
    printer for all users of a computer, but the capability to do so does exists
    in Windows 2000 and XP. "

    then does not say HOW to add printer for all users on a winxp computer.

    So I'm I supposed to, then, use this program on the win98 computer to gain
    access to a network printer on the winxp machine?

    and by the way, the "target" word is NOT in their glossary, so I'm not sure
    if the target computer is the win98 or the winxp.

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    news:%23j3thm2OEHA.1276@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Take a look at Bruce Sanderson's article at
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
    > --
    > Cari
    > MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    > news:eavVLd2OEHA.3312@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > Have new winxp home (replacing an old win98) and trying to share the two
    > > attached printers with a win98 computer. All seems OK (printers appear
    > > shared, and I can set them up on the win98 computer and a test page
    prints
    > > OK), but sometimes print jobs from the win98 don't print on the winxp
    > > (laser) printer.
    > >
    > > I have only one account (the main account, admin group) on the win xp
    > > computer. For printing, do I have to set up a user account for all the
    > > other users/computers that want to share the winxp attached printers, or
    > > does printer sharing (once set up) work regarless of who is logged into
    > > the
    > > win98 computer and whether or not they have a corresponding account on
    the
    > > winxp computer?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Bill
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Perhaps some clarification is in order.

    "Target" depends on the context, but generally refers to the other computer
    that you want to take some action on remotely; that is, if you want to do
    something to computer #2 from computer #1, then computer #2 is the target
    computer.

    The instructions on the page at
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm are about adding a
    "Network Printer" to "target" computers (e.g. computer #2) without actually
    using the keyboard, mouse and display of those computers, but rather by
    sending commands from one computer (e.g. computer #1) to all the others (the
    target computers - computer #2 etc.).

    Those commands will not work when sent to a computer running Windows 98, so
    they aren't really of much use to you, since your other computer
    (potentially a target) is running Windows 98 and anyway, looks like you've
    already got the "Network Printer" added to your Windows 98 computers.

    "Local" and "Network" printers are explained in the definition of "Printer"
    at http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Glossary.htm which may be useful
    background information.

    What make and model are the printers? Many things to do with printers are
    very model specific, so this is vital information if you need assistance
    with printers.

    1. From your description of the problem, the two printers are Local Printers
    on the Windows XP Home computer. You want to be able to print on those
    printers from a Windows 98 computer over the network. Is this correct?

    2. With XP Home, all networking (e.g. accessing file or folder shares from
    another computer, printing from another computer on a printer shared from
    the XP Home computer) is done using the user account called "Guest". So,
    no, you don't need to add other user accounts for users of your Windows 98
    computer to use the printers.

    3. If you can print Test Pages from the Windows 98 computer to the printers
    that are on the XP computer, then at least you have network connectivity,
    the printers are shared correctly and there are no permission (security)
    issues.

    4. Now, the next thing is about Printer Drivers. When you added the
    Network Printers on the Windows 98 computer, were you prompted to install a
    driver or did you have the driver already installed?

    5. The driver that was installed on the Windows XP computer can not be used
    on the Windows 98 computer. You need to have a "compatible" pair of drivers
    on the two computers. What constitutes "compatible" depends entirely on the
    make and model of the printers. If the drivers are not "compatible", some
    things may print correctly, some may print incorrectly and some may not
    print at all. You might want to see if there are newer drivers available
    for each of Windows XP and Windows 98 on the printer manufacturer's web
    site. See http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/possiblyusefullinks.htm for links
    to the driver download place for some printer manufacturers.

    6. The information and instructions at
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterNoPP.htm might be useful.

    7. It might be possible to add the Windows 98 driver as an "Additonal
    Driver" on the Windows XP computer, but with only two computers, it may not
    be worth the effort. Not all drivers can be added this way, but when it
    works, the "Additional Driver" will be sent automatically to the client
    computer (the Windows 98 computer in your case) when the printer is added to
    the client computer. Additional Drivers are added on the printer's
    Properties, Sharing page. Here's how:

    a. on the Windows XP computer, right click on the printer in Printers and
    Faxes and select Properties
    b. select the Sharing tab
    c. click Additonal Drivers
    d. click the check box beside Windows 95, 98 and ME to add a check mark
    e. click OK
    f. click the Browse button and navigate to where the Windows 98 driver is.
    This could be a floppy disk or CD that came with the printer, or the folder
    where you downloaded a Windows 98 driver from the manufacturer's web site.
    There should be a file with a .inf extension at that place. Select the .inf
    file and click Open.
    Follow through the prompts - these may vary depending on the actual driver.

    If you get an error message, quite likely the driver has not been packaged
    correctly to be used as an Additional Driver - unfortunately, this is all
    too common, particularly for older printers and many of the (cheaper) ink
    jet printers.

    8. I take your point about the first paragraph at
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm being confusing. I
    will work at making it less confusing, although this page is not relevant in
    your situation - it does not apply to Windows 98 at all. With Windows 2000
    and Windows XP, when a user uses the Add Printer wizard to add a Network
    printer, nowhere in the Add Printer wizard's dialogs is there an option to
    add the printer for all users that logon to that computer; the wizard only
    adds the printer for the currently logged on user. However, by using the
    commands described on that page, it is possible to add a Network Printer so
    that all users that logon do get to use the Network Printer without adding
    it using the Add Printer wizard. When the computer to which the Network
    Printer is to be added is running Windows 98, this is completely irrelevant
    as Windows 98 does not have these concepts.

    If you still need help, please post again, but make sure you tell us what
    make and model your printers are!

    --
    Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


    "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    news:ueHv8h6OEHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I don't understand it.
    >
    > It says " There is NO option in the Add Printer wizard to add a network
    > printer for all users of a computer, but the capability to do so does
    > exists
    > in Windows 2000 and XP. "
    >
    > then does not say HOW to add printer for all users on a winxp computer.
    >
    > So I'm I supposed to, then, use this program on the win98 computer to gain
    > access to a network printer on the winxp machine?
    >
    > and by the way, the "target" word is NOT in their glossary, so I'm not
    > sure
    > if the target computer is the win98 or the winxp.
    >
    > "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23j3thm2OEHA.1276@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> Take a look at Bruce Sanderson's article at
    >> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
    >> --
    >> Cari
    >> MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    >> www.coribright.com
    >>
    >> "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eavVLd2OEHA.3312@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> > Have new winxp home (replacing an old win98) and trying to share the
    >> > two
    >> > attached printers with a win98 computer. All seems OK (printers appear
    >> > shared, and I can set them up on the win98 computer and a test page
    > prints
    >> > OK), but sometimes print jobs from the win98 don't print on the winxp
    >> > (laser) printer.
    >> >
    >> > I have only one account (the main account, admin group) on the win xp
    >> > computer. For printing, do I have to set up a user account for all the
    >> > other users/computers that want to share the winxp attached printers,
    >> > or
    >> > does printer sharing (once set up) work regarless of who is logged into
    >> > the
    >> > win98 computer and whether or not they have a corresponding account on
    > the
    >> > winxp computer?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Bill
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Thanks.

    The printer is an HP1200 connected to LPT1 on WinXP home, and trying to
    print from the win98se computer. Drivers were installed from downloaded
    files from hp.com

    I did set up user accounts on the winxp, but sounds like I didn't need to do
    that. I think the problem is fixed, though I'll know in a few days.

    I found that the shared printer icon was set to use some wierd port on the
    winxp computer. I can't remember what it was, and most print jobs send from
    the win98 computer would just stall with "error--printing" but a test page
    from the printer icon on win98 worked.

    So, I changed the port to LPT1, and so far, so good. Very strange.

    To help, I set up two printers for the HP1200 on winxp each using the same
    LPT1 port. One printer for local winxp printing, and the other for printing
    from win98. That way, I figure, if a print job gets stuck in the win98
    queue, the local winxp printer can still function.

    However, I am stuck with a printer in printer control panel on winxp that I
    cannot delete, keeps saying something about the printer name being wrong or
    can't connect to the print server. I've always been able to delete printers
    before, so this is new to me (it's not the default printer, either).


    "Bruce Sanderson" <bsanders@junk.junk> wrote in message
    news:%236OdBj9OEHA.808@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Perhaps some clarification is in order.
    >
    > "Target" depends on the context, but generally refers to the other
    computer
    > that you want to take some action on remotely; that is, if you want to do
    > something to computer #2 from computer #1, then computer #2 is the target
    > computer.
    >
    > The instructions on the page at
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm are about adding a
    > "Network Printer" to "target" computers (e.g. computer #2) without
    actually
    > using the keyboard, mouse and display of those computers, but rather by
    > sending commands from one computer (e.g. computer #1) to all the others
    (the
    > target computers - computer #2 etc.).
    >
    > Those commands will not work when sent to a computer running Windows 98,
    so
    > they aren't really of much use to you, since your other computer
    > (potentially a target) is running Windows 98 and anyway, looks like you've
    > already got the "Network Printer" added to your Windows 98 computers.
    >
    > "Local" and "Network" printers are explained in the definition of
    "Printer"
    > at http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Glossary.htm which may be useful
    > background information.
    >
    > What make and model are the printers? Many things to do with printers are
    > very model specific, so this is vital information if you need assistance
    > with printers.
    >
    > 1. From your description of the problem, the two printers are Local
    Printers
    > on the Windows XP Home computer. You want to be able to print on those
    > printers from a Windows 98 computer over the network. Is this correct?
    >
    > 2. With XP Home, all networking (e.g. accessing file or folder shares
    from
    > another computer, printing from another computer on a printer shared from
    > the XP Home computer) is done using the user account called "Guest". So,
    > no, you don't need to add other user accounts for users of your Windows 98
    > computer to use the printers.
    >
    > 3. If you can print Test Pages from the Windows 98 computer to the
    printers
    > that are on the XP computer, then at least you have network connectivity,
    > the printers are shared correctly and there are no permission (security)
    > issues.
    >
    > 4. Now, the next thing is about Printer Drivers. When you added the
    > Network Printers on the Windows 98 computer, were you prompted to install
    a
    > driver or did you have the driver already installed?
    >
    > 5. The driver that was installed on the Windows XP computer can not be
    used
    > on the Windows 98 computer. You need to have a "compatible" pair of
    drivers
    > on the two computers. What constitutes "compatible" depends entirely on
    the
    > make and model of the printers. If the drivers are not "compatible", some
    > things may print correctly, some may print incorrectly and some may not
    > print at all. You might want to see if there are newer drivers available
    > for each of Windows XP and Windows 98 on the printer manufacturer's web
    > site. See http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/possiblyusefullinks.htm for
    links
    > to the driver download place for some printer manufacturers.
    >
    > 6. The information and instructions at
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterNoPP.htm might be useful.
    >
    > 7. It might be possible to add the Windows 98 driver as an "Additonal
    > Driver" on the Windows XP computer, but with only two computers, it may
    not
    > be worth the effort. Not all drivers can be added this way, but when it
    > works, the "Additional Driver" will be sent automatically to the client
    > computer (the Windows 98 computer in your case) when the printer is added
    to
    > the client computer. Additional Drivers are added on the printer's
    > Properties, Sharing page. Here's how:
    >
    > a. on the Windows XP computer, right click on the printer in Printers and
    > Faxes and select Properties
    > b. select the Sharing tab
    > c. click Additonal Drivers
    > d. click the check box beside Windows 95, 98 and ME to add a check mark
    > e. click OK
    > f. click the Browse button and navigate to where the Windows 98 driver is.
    > This could be a floppy disk or CD that came with the printer, or the
    folder
    > where you downloaded a Windows 98 driver from the manufacturer's web site.
    > There should be a file with a .inf extension at that place. Select the
    ..inf
    > file and click Open.
    > Follow through the prompts - these may vary depending on the actual
    driver.
    >
    > If you get an error message, quite likely the driver has not been packaged
    > correctly to be used as an Additional Driver - unfortunately, this is all
    > too common, particularly for older printers and many of the (cheaper) ink
    > jet printers.
    >
    > 8. I take your point about the first paragraph at
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm being confusing. I
    > will work at making it less confusing, although this page is not relevant
    in
    > your situation - it does not apply to Windows 98 at all. With Windows
    2000
    > and Windows XP, when a user uses the Add Printer wizard to add a Network
    > printer, nowhere in the Add Printer wizard's dialogs is there an option to
    > add the printer for all users that logon to that computer; the wizard only
    > adds the printer for the currently logged on user. However, by using the
    > commands described on that page, it is possible to add a Network Printer
    so
    > that all users that logon do get to use the Network Printer without adding
    > it using the Add Printer wizard. When the computer to which the Network
    > Printer is to be added is running Windows 98, this is completely
    irrelevant
    > as Windows 98 does not have these concepts.
    >
    > If you still need help, please post again, but make sure you tell us what
    > make and model your printers are!
    >
    > --
    > Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
    >
    > It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    > news:ueHv8h6OEHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >I don't understand it.
    > >
    > > It says " There is NO option in the Add Printer wizard to add a network
    > > printer for all users of a computer, but the capability to do so does
    > > exists
    > > in Windows 2000 and XP. "
    > >
    > > then does not say HOW to add printer for all users on a winxp computer.
    > >
    > > So I'm I supposed to, then, use this program on the win98 computer to
    gain
    > > access to a network printer on the winxp machine?
    > >
    > > and by the way, the "target" word is NOT in their glossary, so I'm not
    > > sure
    > > if the target computer is the win98 or the winxp.
    > >
    > > "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23j3thm2OEHA.1276@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >> Take a look at Bruce Sanderson's article at
    > >> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
    > >> --
    > >> Cari
    > >> MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    > >> www.coribright.com
    > >>
    > >> "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:eavVLd2OEHA.3312@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> > Have new winxp home (replacing an old win98) and trying to share the
    > >> > two
    > >> > attached printers with a win98 computer. All seems OK (printers
    appear
    > >> > shared, and I can set them up on the win98 computer and a test page
    > > prints
    > >> > OK), but sometimes print jobs from the win98 don't print on the winxp
    > >> > (laser) printer.
    > >> >
    > >> > I have only one account (the main account, admin group) on the win xp
    > >> > computer. For printing, do I have to set up a user account for all
    the
    > >> > other users/computers that want to share the winxp attached printers,
    > >> > or
    > >> > does printer sharing (once set up) work regarless of who is logged
    into
    > >> > the
    > >> > win98 computer and whether or not they have a corresponding account
    on
    > > the
    > >> > winxp computer?
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks.
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > Bill
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Is this a LaserJet 1200 or a DeskJet (multifunction) 1200?

    Did the port name have something like DOT4 in it?

    --
    Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


    "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    news:OO3RaibPEHA.3804@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks.
    >
    > The printer is an HP1200 connected to LPT1 on WinXP home, and trying to
    > print from the win98se computer. Drivers were installed from downloaded
    > files from hp.com
    >
    > I did set up user accounts on the winxp, but sounds like I didn't need to
    > do
    > that. I think the problem is fixed, though I'll know in a few days.
    >
    > I found that the shared printer icon was set to use some wierd port on the
    > winxp computer. I can't remember what it was, and most print jobs send
    > from
    > the win98 computer would just stall with "error--printing" but a test page
    > from the printer icon on win98 worked.
    >
    > So, I changed the port to LPT1, and so far, so good. Very strange.
    >
    > To help, I set up two printers for the HP1200 on winxp each using the same
    > LPT1 port. One printer for local winxp printing, and the other for
    > printing
    > from win98. That way, I figure, if a print job gets stuck in the win98
    > queue, the local winxp printer can still function.
    >
    > However, I am stuck with a printer in printer control panel on winxp that
    > I
    > cannot delete, keeps saying something about the printer name being wrong
    > or
    > can't connect to the print server. I've always been able to delete
    > printers
    > before, so this is new to me (it's not the default printer, either).
    >
    >
    > "Bruce Sanderson" <bsanders@junk.junk> wrote in message
    > news:%236OdBj9OEHA.808@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> Perhaps some clarification is in order.
    >>
    >> "Target" depends on the context, but generally refers to the other
    > computer
    >> that you want to take some action on remotely; that is, if you want to do
    >> something to computer #2 from computer #1, then computer #2 is the target
    >> computer.
    >>
    >> The instructions on the page at
    >> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm are about adding a
    >> "Network Printer" to "target" computers (e.g. computer #2) without
    > actually
    >> using the keyboard, mouse and display of those computers, but rather by
    >> sending commands from one computer (e.g. computer #1) to all the others
    > (the
    >> target computers - computer #2 etc.).
    >>
    >> Those commands will not work when sent to a computer running Windows 98,
    > so
    >> they aren't really of much use to you, since your other computer
    >> (potentially a target) is running Windows 98 and anyway, looks like
    >> you've
    >> already got the "Network Printer" added to your Windows 98 computers.
    >>
    >> "Local" and "Network" printers are explained in the definition of
    > "Printer"
    >> at http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Glossary.htm which may be useful
    >> background information.
    >>
    >> What make and model are the printers? Many things to do with printers
    >> are
    >> very model specific, so this is vital information if you need assistance
    >> with printers.
    >>
    >> 1. From your description of the problem, the two printers are Local
    > Printers
    >> on the Windows XP Home computer. You want to be able to print on those
    >> printers from a Windows 98 computer over the network. Is this correct?
    >>
    >> 2. With XP Home, all networking (e.g. accessing file or folder shares
    > from
    >> another computer, printing from another computer on a printer shared from
    >> the XP Home computer) is done using the user account called "Guest". So,
    >> no, you don't need to add other user accounts for users of your Windows
    >> 98
    >> computer to use the printers.
    >>
    >> 3. If you can print Test Pages from the Windows 98 computer to the
    > printers
    >> that are on the XP computer, then at least you have network connectivity,
    >> the printers are shared correctly and there are no permission (security)
    >> issues.
    >>
    >> 4. Now, the next thing is about Printer Drivers. When you added the
    >> Network Printers on the Windows 98 computer, were you prompted to install
    > a
    >> driver or did you have the driver already installed?
    >>
    >> 5. The driver that was installed on the Windows XP computer can not be
    > used
    >> on the Windows 98 computer. You need to have a "compatible" pair of
    > drivers
    >> on the two computers. What constitutes "compatible" depends entirely on
    > the
    >> make and model of the printers. If the drivers are not "compatible",
    >> some
    >> things may print correctly, some may print incorrectly and some may not
    >> print at all. You might want to see if there are newer drivers available
    >> for each of Windows XP and Windows 98 on the printer manufacturer's web
    >> site. See http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/possiblyusefullinks.htm for
    > links
    >> to the driver download place for some printer manufacturers.
    >>
    >> 6. The information and instructions at
    >> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterNoPP.htm might be useful.
    >>
    >> 7. It might be possible to add the Windows 98 driver as an "Additonal
    >> Driver" on the Windows XP computer, but with only two computers, it may
    > not
    >> be worth the effort. Not all drivers can be added this way, but when it
    >> works, the "Additional Driver" will be sent automatically to the client
    >> computer (the Windows 98 computer in your case) when the printer is added
    > to
    >> the client computer. Additional Drivers are added on the printer's
    >> Properties, Sharing page. Here's how:
    >>
    >> a. on the Windows XP computer, right click on the printer in Printers and
    >> Faxes and select Properties
    >> b. select the Sharing tab
    >> c. click Additonal Drivers
    >> d. click the check box beside Windows 95, 98 and ME to add a check mark
    >> e. click OK
    >> f. click the Browse button and navigate to where the Windows 98 driver
    >> is.
    >> This could be a floppy disk or CD that came with the printer, or the
    > folder
    >> where you downloaded a Windows 98 driver from the manufacturer's web
    >> site.
    >> There should be a file with a .inf extension at that place. Select the
    > .inf
    >> file and click Open.
    >> Follow through the prompts - these may vary depending on the actual
    > driver.
    >>
    >> If you get an error message, quite likely the driver has not been
    >> packaged
    >> correctly to be used as an Additional Driver - unfortunately, this is all
    >> too common, particularly for older printers and many of the (cheaper) ink
    >> jet printers.
    >>
    >> 8. I take your point about the first paragraph at
    >> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm being confusing.
    >> I
    >> will work at making it less confusing, although this page is not relevant
    > in
    >> your situation - it does not apply to Windows 98 at all. With Windows
    > 2000
    >> and Windows XP, when a user uses the Add Printer wizard to add a Network
    >> printer, nowhere in the Add Printer wizard's dialogs is there an option
    >> to
    >> add the printer for all users that logon to that computer; the wizard
    >> only
    >> adds the printer for the currently logged on user. However, by using the
    >> commands described on that page, it is possible to add a Network Printer
    > so
    >> that all users that logon do get to use the Network Printer without
    >> adding
    >> it using the Add Printer wizard. When the computer to which the Network
    >> Printer is to be added is running Windows 98, this is completely
    > irrelevant
    >> as Windows 98 does not have these concepts.
    >>
    >> If you still need help, please post again, but make sure you tell us what
    >> make and model your printers are!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
    >>
    >> It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ueHv8h6OEHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >I don't understand it.
    >> >
    >> > It says " There is NO option in the Add Printer wizard to add a network
    >> > printer for all users of a computer, but the capability to do so does
    >> > exists
    >> > in Windows 2000 and XP. "
    >> >
    >> > then does not say HOW to add printer for all users on a winxp computer.
    >> >
    >> > So I'm I supposed to, then, use this program on the win98 computer to
    > gain
    >> > access to a network printer on the winxp machine?
    >> >
    >> > and by the way, the "target" word is NOT in their glossary, so I'm not
    >> > sure
    >> > if the target computer is the win98 or the winxp.
    >> >
    >> > "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:%23j3thm2OEHA.1276@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> >> Take a look at Bruce Sanderson's article at
    >> >> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
    >> >> --
    >> >> Cari
    >> >> MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    >> >> www.coribright.com
    >> >>
    >> >> "Bill H." <wh@photosourcefolio.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:eavVLd2OEHA.3312@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > Have new winxp home (replacing an old win98) and trying to share the
    >> >> > two
    >> >> > attached printers with a win98 computer. All seems OK (printers
    > appear
    >> >> > shared, and I can set them up on the win98 computer and a test page
    >> > prints
    >> >> > OK), but sometimes print jobs from the win98 don't print on the
    >> >> > winxp
    >> >> > (laser) printer.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have only one account (the main account, admin group) on the win
    >> >> > xp
    >> >> > computer. For printing, do I have to set up a user account for all
    > the
    >> >> > other users/computers that want to share the winxp attached
    >> >> > printers,
    >> >> > or
    >> >> > does printer sharing (once set up) work regarless of who is logged
    > into
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > win98 computer and whether or not they have a corresponding account
    > on
    >> > the
    >> >> > winxp computer?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Bill
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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