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    printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    got mother of all colds (bird flu?) and can't get my head around a simple problem

    Need to share a printer in an office coz they broke the tray on one.

    XP Pro PC user want her own printer to share with other user who is on an NT 4 W/S machine.

    Set the share on XP Pc but then on NT it asks for drivers, downloaded these but still won't connect.

    Feel like Sh!t, head about to explode and nose running like Niagra falls.

    whats the simple solution (except go home and stop being a hero)

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    Put the printer on the NT machine instead. (Wont work if its usb).

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    Thought of that but the lady isn't for moveing her printer because its hers

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    It's *hers*? Show some of that BOFH authority and move it

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    I just wanna go home

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    Thought of that but the lady isn't for moveing her printer because its hers
    Yes, with my BOFH hat on the solution would be to swap the machines round at lunch time when no ones watching. That'll teach her.

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    Come and chaps, i was aiming for the sympathy vote

    If push comes to shuv i'll get the PFY to go commando at lunch!!!!

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    With my BOFH hat on i'd remove the toner from the printer near that nice lady and replace it with anthrax :twisted:

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    got mother of all colds (bird flu?) and can't get my head around a simple problem

    Need to share a printer in an office coz they broke the tray on one.

    XP Pro PC user want her own printer to share with other user who is on an NT 4 W/S machine.

    Set the share on XP Pc but then on NT it asks for drivers, downloaded these but still won't connect.

    Feel like Sh!t, head about to explode and nose running like Niagra falls.

    whats the simple solution (except go home and stop being a hero)
    I assume the share name for the printer is 8 characters or less? And probably without spaces. I can't quite remember the NT4 limitations as I haven't used it for a while.

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    Re: printer share on XP pro, can't print to it from NT4 W/S

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    I assume the share name for the printer is 8 characters or less? And probably without spaces. I can't quite remember the NT4 limitations as I haven't used it for a while.
    Damn, you've got a point!

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