Shared Printer

December 1, 2009 at 11:25:08
Specs: Windows 7, P4, 2.8Ghz/640MB
Hey everyone,

I really hope you could help me with a problem that's been going on for quite a while:
I have three desktop computers at home.
Two of them are connected by a LAN cable and the other via wireless NIC.

I have my "main computer" to which a router is connected and also a printer (not a network printer - but an Officejet J5783 All in One). The printer is shared to use.

Problem is that other than the main computer, I can't print anything on the other desktop computers. Both machinces are running Windows 7. The printer is in fact recoginzed and properly installed at the shared computers and when I send any file to print, it appears on the print queue at the spooling status and then it's gone, but the printer doesn't actually print anything.

Needless to say, I can print without any problems on the main computer.

What could be the reason?
I already changed the advanced sharing settings - for do not use any password and do use file and printer sharing option.

"I'm tired. But then again I'm so hungry I can't sleep. But what's the point of eating if your sleepy?" - Sniff, The Moomins.


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#1
December 1, 2009 at 11:39:05
Have you tried to stop and start the spooler service?

If not, click the Windows Orb (Start), type or copy and paste cmd /k net stop spooler && net start spooler (note the 8 spaces) and press Enter. Close the cmd prompt window


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#2
December 1, 2009 at 11:47:48
Thank you both for your comments

BurrWalnut - I've tried that but without any luck

wanderer - That's exactly what I did. As I said - the printer is properly shared and installed on the shared computer, and when I try to print a file, I do see it in the print job queue but nothing is actually printed.

"I'm tired. But then again I'm so hungry I can't sleep. But what's the point of eating if your sleepy?" - Sniff, The Moomins.


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#3
December 1, 2009 at 12:22:44
Checked on "USB001 Virtual printer port for USB / HP Office Jet J5700 Series"

"I'm tired. But then again I'm so hungry I can't sleep. But what's the point of eating if your sleepy?" - Sniff, The Moomins.


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#4
December 1, 2009 at 12:28:49
That would be incorrect since that is a LOCAL port.

Needs to be \\computername\sharedprintername

Perhaps this will help
To connect to the printer

• I opened Control Panel, and clicked Printers and Other Hardware.

• I clicked Add a Printer. The wizard comes up.

• Instead of adding a local printer, though, I clicked Add a Network Printer or a printer connected to another pc

• Next click on connect to this printer [or browset to a printer]

You can then put in \\computername\sharedprintername or then leave blank and click on next to browse to the pc sharing the printer and then the printer share.



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#5
December 1, 2009 at 12:38:13
Exactly as I did - but nothing will budge.


USB virtual printer port is the port which the printer uses to start printing on the main PC.

I can't change it to something else, because then it won't print on the main computer.


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#6
December 1, 2009 at 12:47:15
"on a remote pc go into the printers properties and ports"

Remote means not the pc with the printer attached. You make no changes on the pc with the printer attached.

So lets start again. Go to the remote pc and tell me what is listed for printer port?

Also given the format \\pc\printer what is the printer shared as on the main pc?


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#7
December 1, 2009 at 12:52:02
I know that... :-)

I can't make any changes on a remote pc, everything there is disabled (due to user privileges and policy of course). but what is checked is USB001 Virtual printer port for USB / HP Office Jet J5700 Series

here's an Image.

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/...

Really appreciate your help!

"I'm tired. But then again I'm so hungry I can't sleep. But what's the point of eating if your sleepy?" - Sniff, The Moomins.


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#8
December 1, 2009 at 13:00:03
Eh?

Why aren't you logging in as admin then on the remote pcs?


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#9
December 1, 2009 at 13:07:38
Because it's a shared printer.

All previleges and policies to the printer can be set on the local computer only. Any changes I would like to perform regarding ports can only be done on the local computer, unless I change that ofcourse..

I did, however, accessed the print managment using the admin tools on control panel and noticed that the printer wasn't listed there so I added it but still no change.

I need to look further into the whole thing, but I have to run for now. Please feel free to provide any kind of advice.

"I'm tired. But then again I'm so hungry I can't sleep. But what's the point of eating if your sleepy?" - Sniff, The Moomins.


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#10
December 1, 2009 at 13:35:21
"All previleges and policies to the printer can be set on the local computer only."

paradoxwizard I am speechless. You have some misconceptions concerning computing. You have lead a wild goose chase resulting is a waste of time to all those trying to help you. Clearly you were not following instructions/suggestions when given.

When you decide to be serious about your computing issues post again.


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#11
December 2, 2009 at 08:31:47
OK, then.. nevermind.
Sorry to waste your time and thanks again.

"I'm tired. But then again I'm so hungry I can't sleep. But what's the point of eating if your sleepy?" - Sniff, The Moomins.


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