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Problem with printing from WinXP to WinNT4Server

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Anonymous
October 11, 2004 3:39:02 AM

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

I have a printer connected to server mcahine running Windows NT 4 Server. I
am having problem printing from my client running Windows XP Pro and Home. I
can't add the printer on my clients. The error mentioned about driver not
compatible.

Comments and advise would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Eric
Anonymous
October 12, 2004 5:11:50 AM

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

We have had simular problems. Solved them by installing the NT-drivers
on the clients, if not, your (NT)server can't 'see' your local (XP)
printers.

greetz.


EricS wrote:
> *I have a printer connected to server mcahine running Windows NT 4
> Server. I
> am having problem printing from my client running Windows XP Pro and
> Home. I
> can't add the printer on my clients. The error mentioned about
> driver not
> compatible.
>
> Comments and advise would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Eric *



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Anonymous
October 12, 2004 7:53:25 PM

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

Do you have XP drivers for the printers in question? Are they compatible
with XP?
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Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"EricS" <EricS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:799A9DA3-B27A-4C1A-A455-F740D27E842C@microsoft.com...
>I have a printer connected to server mcahine running Windows NT 4 Server.
>I
> am having problem printing from my client running Windows XP Pro and Home.
> I
> can't add the printer on my clients. The error mentioned about driver not
> compatible.
>
> Comments and advise would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
>
Anonymous
October 23, 2004 1:37:01 AM

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

Well, not really. When I connect the printer (HP DeskJet 895Cse) to the
client machine (XP Pro) locally, XP Pro automatically installs the printer.
I am assuming XP Pro has the driver already.

The problem is when the printer is connected to the Server machine running
WinNT 4 Server (Domain Server) and the printer is shared on the server, the
client XP Pro is unable to install the printer. Here is how I did it,

On the client, Control Panel, Printers & Faxes, click Add printer, browse
network printers, select the printer name on server and click OK. The error
message displayed is "Driver is not compatible".

Any suggestions ?

Thanks,
Eric.-


"Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:

> Do you have XP drivers for the printers in question? Are they compatible
> with XP?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
> www.coribright.com
>
> "EricS" <EricS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:799A9DA3-B27A-4C1A-A455-F740D27E842C@microsoft.com...
> >I have a printer connected to server mcahine running Windows NT 4 Server.
> >I
> > am having problem printing from my client running Windows XP Pro and Home.
> > I
> > can't add the printer on my clients. The error mentioned about driver not
> > compatible.
> >
> > Comments and advise would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
> >
>
>
>
>
!