How to share a multifunction Printer (scanner)

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Logglogy

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Hi, this is my first post. If I make some mistakes don't mind me.

I usually help setting up offices and lately I had many companies buying this printer M26A

http://www8.hp.com/in/en/products/printers/product-detail.html?oid=9365263#!tab=specs

I successfully install the printer on ONE pc (this model has only usb connection) I share the printer and I successfully install it on other 3 PCs in the same office. Since this model is a multifunction printer it comes with a scanner. Is it possible to share the scanner too. The only way I manage to make it is using the PC that the printer is connected to start the scanner and than putting the scanned file shared folder so all other PCs can access it.
Is it possible to use the scanner from the other 3 pcs so they can directly save the file to their pc?

I don't understand why companies want to save 10$ instead of buying m26nw which has wifi and lan connection, they buy the cheaper model wich is much harder to set up.
 

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You can do what you want with Linux however [AFAIK] windows cannot do what you want unless you buy a scanning program. My linux system can access and scan from my network printer/scanner/fax. Linux Mint comes with a built in scanning program called simple scan; works fine for basic stuff.
Getting a Linux system to communicate with what is primarily a windows network can be a daunting task.
 
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