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Shared Network Printer Problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by EvilOzzness, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. EvilOzzness

    EvilOzzness Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2010
    Alright, here is the deal.

    I have a XP Home Premium 32bit desktop, Vista Home Premium 32bit laptop and a 7 Home Premium 64bit notebook. I managed to get them all networked together, but am having serious problems with sharing a Dell AIO 922 printer.

    I have tried just about everything I can think of to resolve this problem, but to no avail. I keep returning error 0x0000000d on both systems regardless. I have already fixed the "Spooler App" problem via editing the registry on both systems, and yet neither system can communicate with the printer over the network sharing from the XP desktop.

    The 7 Notebook has the Vista 64bit driver installed, and the Vista laptop has the Vista 32bit driver installed. The 7 Notebook WILL print when the printer is directly hooked up to it, but the Vista laptop will NOT print from it when it is directly hooked up.

    Both systems were set up to run the printer off of a network from the XP desktop via the setup wizard which opened itself from the driver installation, but neither can print off of it regardless.

    I really need your help!
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    This is a procedure that may work for installing network printers when the normal install doesn't work properly.

    1. Select: Control Panel, Printers, Add Printer
    2. Choose Add Local Printer.
    3. Uncheck the box marked :Automatically detect my PnP printer.
    4. Click Next
    5. Select Create a New Port and leave the default in the drop down selection as Local Port.
    6. Click Next
    7. Windows displays a small dialogue box asking a port name.
    8. Key in: \\<computer_name>\<printer_name> See note below
    9. Click OK
    10. Windows will show a list of printer vendors and models. The list looks just like the Windows Add Hardware Dialog. Select your printer manufacturer and printer model from the list. If your specific printer isn't shown, you can click on Have Disk and browse to the folder where you have the unpacked drivers for your printer.

    <computer_name> - Computer name from Control Panel, System status display.
    <printer_name> - The actual name of the network printer viewed by browsing to the shared printer on the network.
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