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Solved: Printing from Windows 2000 to shared printer on XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by diablo75, Jun 10, 2009.

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  1. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

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    I'm having some trouble setting up a network printer on Windows 2000.

    I have it shared out on a closed LAN and all the other PCs on the network (which are running XP) have no problem finding the printer and adding it. The 2000 system also does not appear to have a problem seeking out and finding the shared printer and it adds it in, but when you go to print a test page nothing happens.

    Upon looking at the Ports tab under the printers Properties window, it looks like the port it's associating with this printer is some sort of "Virtual USB" port, instead of //server/6050d

    All of the buttons in this ports tab are greyed out so I can't create a new port to add at this point. I can right click on the printers inventory window and click Server Settings, and create a port that reflects the port //server/6050dserver printer name (as is the way it's presented to the network), but when you go back to the ports tab for the printer properties, it doesn't show up, and I can't change the selection from one port to another anyway.

    Windows 2000 is running service pack 3, if that helps anyone out there. I don't know if there are reverse-compatibility issues involved here...
     
  2. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

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    Nevermind. For some reason, after rebooting 2000, it just worked. Go figure!
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Reboots solve a lot of issues. :D
     
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