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Can't change the name of an attached printer

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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 1:31:10 PM

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

Hi all,

In my LAN I have Windows 98 PCs sharing printers. When I attach these
printers to a XP Proffesional PC I can't change the name of the printer on
my "Printers" folder. I mean just change the name of the remote printer on
my desktop, not to change the shared name of the printer on the Win98 PC
that acts as a printer server. In Win98 I can freely change the name of the
attached printer, but not in WinXP. In Win2000 I can't also. Why? Is it any
trick to do that?

Thanks in advance
Faustino
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 11:33:28 AM

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

I found a way, may be it will be useful for somebody else:
The trick is install the shared printer in the remote PC as a local one, by
creating a local port that points to the remote server. Local printers are
allowed to change their name. On the printers folder you should do the
following:

-Add a local printer. Choose not to find it automatically.
-Create a new local port. The name of the port is the Microsoft network path
to the shared printer.
-Type the printer name you want

I hope you find it useful

"Faustino Dina" <ffdina@matusa.com.mx> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> In my LAN I have Windows 98 PCs sharing printers. When I attach these
> printers to a XP Proffesional PC I can't change the name of the printer on
> my "Printers" folder. I mean just change the name of the remote printer on
> my desktop, not to change the shared name of the printer on the Win98 PC
> that acts as a printer server. In Win98 I can freely change the name of
the
> attached printer, but not in WinXP. In Win2000 I can't also. Why? Is it
any
> trick to do that?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Faustino
>
>
!