Adding a shared local printer in XPPro

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I have added two new printers in my LAN and set both to be shared (different
share names). On ten of the LAN PC's the two printers are available in the
add printer wizard for a local printer. In two PC's the shared printers don't
appear as a choice from local printer. but do show as a choice for networked
printers. I need to configure as a local printer on these two PC's to make
available for company software. Any ideas? All PC's are running Win XPPro SP2
..
John
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Are the printers actually attached to PC's? If so, are you aware at XP's 10
    connection limitation?
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F88EC103-D9FC-4390-B58A-6C71E5D53920@microsoft.com...
    >I have added two new printers in my LAN and set both to be shared
    >(different
    > share names). On ten of the LAN PC's the two printers are available in the
    > add printer wizard for a local printer. In two PC's the shared printers
    > don't
    > appear as a choice from local printer. but do show as a choice for
    > networked
    > printers. I need to configure as a local printer on these two PC's to make
    > available for company software. Any ideas? All PC's are running Win XPPro
    > SP2
    > .
    > John
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Cari,


    "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Are the printers actually attached to PC's? If so, are you aware at XP's 10
    > connection limitation?
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F88EC103-D9FC-4390-B58A-6C71E5D53920@microsoft.com...
    > >I have added two new printers in my LAN and set both to be shared
    > >(different
    > > share names). On ten of the LAN PC's the two printers are available in the
    > > add printer wizard for a local printer. In two PC's the shared printers
    > > don't
    > > appear as a choice from local printer. but do show as a choice for
    > > networked
    > > printers. I need to configure as a local printer on these two PC's to make
    > > available for company software. Any ideas? All PC's are running Win XPPro
    > > SP2
    > > .
    > > John
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Cari, I did not know about htis limitation. Do you know where I can find out
    more about this limitation? The printers are all connected as local printers
    on LPT1 and shared.
    John

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Are the printers actually attached to PC's? If so, are you aware at XP's 10
    > connection limitation?
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F88EC103-D9FC-4390-B58A-6C71E5D53920@microsoft.com...
    > >I have added two new printers in my LAN and set both to be shared
    > >(different
    > > share names). On ten of the LAN PC's the two printers are available in the
    > > add printer wizard for a local printer. In two PC's the shared printers
    > > don't
    > > appear as a choice from local printer. but do show as a choice for
    > > networked
    > > printers. I need to configure as a local printer on these two PC's to make
    > > available for company software. Any ideas? All PC's are running Win XPPro
    > > SP2
    > > .
    > > John
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    XP Pro has a limitation of 10 simultaneous connections.
    XP Home has a mere 5.
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prcg_cnd_ahea.asp
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3CEA64E1-83BD-4997-8F4B-74FCD2DA255C@microsoft.com...
    > Cari, I did not know about htis limitation. Do you know where I can find
    > out
    > more about this limitation? The printers are all connected as local
    > printers
    > on LPT1 and shared.
    > John
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Cari,


    "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Are the printers actually attached to PC's? If so, are you aware at XP's 10
    > connection limitation?
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F88EC103-D9FC-4390-B58A-6C71E5D53920@microsoft.com...
    > >I have added two new printers in my LAN and set both to be shared
    > >(different
    > > share names). On ten of the LAN PC's the two printers are available in the
    > > add printer wizard for a local printer. In two PC's the shared printers
    > > don't
    > > appear as a choice from local printer. but do show as a choice for
    > > networked
    > > printers. I need to configure as a local printer on these two PC's to make
    > > available for company software. Any ideas? All PC's are running Win XPPro
    > > SP2
    > > .
    > > John
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Cari, thanks for the greast assist.....John

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Are the printers actually attached to PC's? If so, are you aware at XP's 10
    > connection limitation?
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F88EC103-D9FC-4390-B58A-6C71E5D53920@microsoft.com...
    > >I have added two new printers in my LAN and set both to be shared
    > >(different
    > > share names). On ten of the LAN PC's the two printers are available in the
    > > add printer wizard for a local printer. In two PC's the shared printers
    > > don't
    > > appear as a choice from local printer. but do show as a choice for
    > > networked
    > > printers. I need to configure as a local printer on these two PC's to make
    > > available for company software. Any ideas? All PC's are running Win XPPro
    > > SP2
    > > .
    > > John
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    >
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