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Troubles adding a printer

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by firstyke, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. firstyke

    firstyke Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have added a USB printer to one of my machines. On my other machine, I can only see the printer when I try and add it when I am logged on as the administrator. When logged on as myself I cannot see the printer to add it. Has anyone seen this before and know what to do.

    Many thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Ziggy1

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    Did you make the printer a "Shared" printer? Admin has higher level permissions so that may be why.

    I made my Printer a share and then browsed to it when adding... \\computer1\printername
     
  3. firstyke

    firstyke Thread Starter

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    Hi Ziggy,

    I did share it yes, still no joy. Very wierd.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  4. Ziggy1

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    Disable your firewall, if you can add it then, then you will have to enable file sharing (asuming your haven't)
     
  5. firstyke

    firstyke Thread Starter

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    Good point, ta very much, I will do that.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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