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May 26, 2005 2:38:06 AM

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I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the
software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the computer.
Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs through the
computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user input
friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and they just
gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something that I could
do that would allow me to use this printer from another computer on the
network without being logged into that computer?

Locke

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Anonymous
May 26, 2005 2:50:07 AM

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Quickest solution is to purchase a print server for your network.
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"Locke" <this@that.com> wrote in message
news:zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01...
>I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the
>software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the
>computer. Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs through
>the computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user
>input friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and
>they just gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something
>that I could do that would allow me to use this printer from another
>computer on the network without being logged into that computer?
>
> Locke
>
>
Anonymous
May 26, 2005 3:50:17 PM

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Hi Locke,

Thanks for posting here. Also thank our MVP Cari for his nice advice.

From your post, my understanding of this issue is: You cannot use a Lexmark
printer if the computer connecting the printer has not any user logon. If
this is not correct, please feel free to let me know.

First of all, when you use the following Lexmark printers, you may not be
able to print to a network printer:

+ 1000 Series

+ 5000, 5700, 7000, and 7200 Series

+ Z11, Z12, Z22, Z31, Z32, Z42, Z51, Z52 and 3200 Color Jetprinters

This issue can occur because the Lexmark software is designed to be
installed locally so that it can communicate with the printer directly and
provide printer-specific information such as ink levels to the customer.

So, may I know the model of your Lexmark printer? Furthermore, there are
several points for your reference:

1. I think a special Print Serve may be a good choice, but please note you
may not be able to use any kind of Print Server with some printers if they
are Windows-only printer.

2. Have you tried to connect this printer to another computer? Or, this
issue occurs on all computers or not? Please refer to the following
Microsoft Web site:

To share your printer
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
us/print_sharingw.mspx

Have a nice day!

Sincerely,

Tom Che

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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>From: "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com>
>References: <zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01>
>Subject: Re: Lexmark Printer Use When Not Logged In
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>Quickest solution is to purchase a print server for your network.
>--
>Cari
>(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>
>"Locke" <this@that.com> wrote in message
>news:zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01...
>>I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the
>>software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the
>>computer. Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs through
>>the computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user
>>input friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and
>>they just gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something
>>that I could do that would allow me to use this printer from another
>>computer on the network without being logged into that computer?
>>
>> Locke
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
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May 26, 2005 3:50:18 PM

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The printer is an X85. I have tried it on another computer and it does the
same thing. I can however use an HP Deskjet 830c and it can be shared just
fine. The Lexmark can be shared but only works is someone is logged onto
the remote computer when someone tries to print.

Locke

"Tom Che [MSFT]" <v-tomche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0HdwXkeYFHA.3052@TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl...
> Hi Locke,
>
> Thanks for posting here. Also thank our MVP Cari for his nice advice.
>
> From your post, my understanding of this issue is: You cannot use a
> Lexmark
> printer if the computer connecting the printer has not any user logon. If
> this is not correct, please feel free to let me know.
>
> First of all, when you use the following Lexmark printers, you may not be
> able to print to a network printer:
>
> + 1000 Series
>
> + 5000, 5700, 7000, and 7200 Series
>
> + Z11, Z12, Z22, Z31, Z32, Z42, Z51, Z52 and 3200 Color Jetprinters
>
> This issue can occur because the Lexmark software is designed to be
> installed locally so that it can communicate with the printer directly and
> provide printer-specific information such as ink levels to the customer.
>
> So, may I know the model of your Lexmark printer? Furthermore, there are
> several points for your reference:
>
> 1. I think a special Print Serve may be a good choice, but please note you
> may not be able to use any kind of Print Server with some printers if they
> are Windows-only printer.
>
> 2. Have you tried to connect this printer to another computer? Or, this
> issue occurs on all computers or not? Please refer to the following
> Microsoft Web site:
>
> To share your printer
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
> us/print_sharingw.mspx
>
> Have a nice day!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Tom Che
>
> Microsoft Online Partner Support
> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> =====================================================
> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> =====================================================
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
> --------------------
>>From: "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com>
>>References: <zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01>
>>Subject: Re: Lexmark Printer Use When Not Logged In
>>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 22:50:07 -0700
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>>Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support:148077
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware:55923
>>X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
>>
>>Quickest solution is to purchase a print server for your network.
>>--
>>Cari
>>(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>>
>>"Locke" <this@that.com> wrote in message
>>news:zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01...
>>>I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the
>>>software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the
>>>computer. Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs through
>>>the computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user
>>>input friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and
>>>they just gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something
>>>that I could do that would allow me to use this printer from another
>>>computer on the network without being logged into that computer?
>>>
>>> Locke
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
May 26, 2005 4:43:34 PM

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Hi Locke,

Thank you for posting.

I notice that you have posted the same question in our
microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware newsgroup, to which I have already
responded. Please check my answer there, and if you need any further
assistance on this particular issue please reply to me in that thread so I
can follow up with you.

In the future, please don't cross-post the same question in multiple
newsgroups. This will help our engineers work on your question more
efficiently. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Sincerely,

Tom Che

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
=====================================================
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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>From: "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com>
>References: <zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01>
>Subject: Re: Lexmark Printer Use When Not Logged In
>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 22:50:07 -0700
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>
>Quickest solution is to purchase a print server for your network.
>--
>Cari
>(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>
>"Locke" <this@that.com> wrote in message
>news:zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01...
>>I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the
>>software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the
>>computer. Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs through
>>the computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user
>>input friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and
>>they just gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something
>>that I could do that would allow me to use this printer from another
>>computer on the network without being logged into that computer?
>>
>> Locke
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 27, 2005 2:40:13 PM

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Hi Locke,

Thanks for your reply.

Based on my research, unfortunately, you may not use the Lexmark X85
printer without user logging on. Because the Lexmark X85 is an All-In-One
product, so you have to install Lexmark's special software to use the
printer normally and Windows XP doesn't include its driver internally. You
have to logon the computer to share the printer, this is decided by
Lexmark's design.

However, HP Deskjet 830c is a single-function product, and Windows XP
includes its driver by default. Therefore, you can easily share the HP
Deskjet 830c with a simple driver even no user logging on.

Have a nice weekend!

Sincerely,

Tom Che

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
=====================================================
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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>From: "Locke" <this@that.com>
>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
>References: <zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01>
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>The printer is an X85. I have tried it on another computer and it does
the
>same thing. I can however use an HP Deskjet 830c and it can be shared
just
>fine. The Lexmark can be shared but only works is someone is logged onto
>the remote computer when someone tries to print.
>
>Locke
>
>"Tom Che [MSFT]" <v-tomche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:0HdwXkeYFHA.3052@TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Locke,
>>
>> Thanks for posting here. Also thank our MVP Cari for his nice advice.
>>
>> From your post, my understanding of this issue is: You cannot use a
>> Lexmark
>> printer if the computer connecting the printer has not any user logon.
If
>> this is not correct, please feel free to let me know.
>>
>> First of all, when you use the following Lexmark printers, you may not be
>> able to print to a network printer:
>>
>> + 1000 Series
>>
>> + 5000, 5700, 7000, and 7200 Series
>>
>> + Z11, Z12, Z22, Z31, Z32, Z42, Z51, Z52 and 3200 Color Jetprinters
>>
>> This issue can occur because the Lexmark software is designed to be
>> installed locally so that it can communicate with the printer directly
and
>> provide printer-specific information such as ink levels to the customer.
>>
>> So, may I know the model of your Lexmark printer? Furthermore, there are
>> several points for your reference:
>>
>> 1. I think a special Print Serve may be a good choice, but please note
you
>> may not be able to use any kind of Print Server with some printers if
they
>> are Windows-only printer.
>>
>> 2. Have you tried to connect this printer to another computer? Or, this
>> issue occurs on all computers or not? Please refer to the following
>> Microsoft Web site:
>>
>> To share your printer
>>
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>> us/print_sharingw.mspx
>>
>> Have a nice day!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Tom Che
>>
>> Microsoft Online Partner Support
>> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
>> =====================================================
>> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
>> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
>> =====================================================
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>>
>> --------------------
>>>From: "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com>
>>>References: <zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01>
>>>Subject: Re: Lexmark Printer Use When Not Logged In
>>>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 22:50:07 -0700
>>>Lines: 21
>>>X-Priority: 3
>>>X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
>>>X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2527
>>>X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2527
>>>X-RFC2646: Format=Flowed; Response
>>>Message-ID: <eRkMhbbYFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>
>>>Newsgroups:
>>
microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_supp
>> ort
>>>NNTP-Posting-Host: nv-65-40-146-135.sta.sprint-hsd.net 65.40.146.135
>>>Path: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP08.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl
>>>Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support:148077
>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware:55923
>>>X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
>>>
>>>Quickest solution is to purchase a print server for your network.
>>>--
>>>Cari
>>>(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>>>
>>>"Locke" <this@that.com> wrote in message
>>>news:zwble.18765$Fv.4357@lakeread01...
>>>>I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the
>>>>software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the
>>>>computer. Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs
through
>>>>the computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user
>>>>input friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and
>>>>they just gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something
>>>>that I could do that would allow me to use this printer from another
>>>>computer on the network without being logged into that computer?
>>>>
>>>> Locke
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
>
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