I hope this how-to was found helpful! Connect your printer to your network. This is done by crafting a logon script. It is shared over this network. A printer can be connected to a network by itself as a stand-alone device, or it can be connected to one specific computer that can share it with every other computer that is connected to that network or homegroup. Once you've added the printer to your operating system, you can print to it just as you would a printer connected directly to your computer. During the installation, it may prompt that if you would like to install a local printer or a network shard printer.
There are a number of methods and languages you can use, and you have to find the one that works for your environment. Does anyone know how to make it show up for all users? However, my network printer is not connected through another computer, it is directly connected to my router. The new PrintManager along with Group Policy automates all aspects of printer deployment. Windows should be able to find and install the correct drivers for most printers. Now, you can also check the port on which the printer is installed.
This is a simple and brief how-to install a network printer on a computer attached to the network using Windows 7. The option depends on what version of Windows you are using. After loading the driver, you will be able to set any configuration options allowed by the printer. Print to the shared printer. Wait for the process finishes and check if there is a available driver.
As what I invoked was the same as the outcome of your renaming the second printer, I assume that they are the same actions under different names! Then select the correct option and finish the installation. I have since been able to achieve what I needed. As promised I have attempted the Group Policy approach suggested in first link of Ramesh's message, but it fails at the first hurdle. If the printer you want isn't listed, see the Troubleshooting steps at the end of this section. Click Close in the following window. I in this forum but have had no response so I thought I should describe my need differently.
In Windows 7, querying a printer with the same name as a driver leads to a request to choose a specific printer. For most printers, this involves pressing the Menu button on the printer, going to the Information option and choosing Print Configuration. The address is the name of the computer and then the name of the printer. Please refer to Step 5 below. This is normal - just close out the print queue window.
You should see the entry for your printer. This article has also been viewed 642,395 times. There is no Preferences folder under either the Computer Configuration or User Configuration folder. Connect to the printer Windows. If you're not seeing the printer you want to connect to, try installing the software that came with it, or download the necessary software from the printer manufacturer's support site.
Though we try to keep these updated, they change frequently. If the driver installation program does not help in this, follow the steps below to add a shard printer. To create this article, 12 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Oftentimes older equipment will not cooperate well with newer printer-networking setups. Printer install scripts like this will automatically use the locally available driver that matches the supplied DriverName value. You should be able to complete the install from this point.
Computer2 need to print to printer1 then I install it using :. Click Next and enter a name for your printer and click the Yes radio button if you would like the printer to be your default printer. I understand there is a 'Per Machine' vs 'Per user' installation of printers and wanted to know how to do it in light of my fumbling attempts. I have two wired network printers using the same Generic driver. This article has also been viewed 176,740 times. Because you haven't been specific about what printers and printer drivers you are using, I can't comment on your problem. I'm happy to leave matters there now as I have worked out what I should and shouldn't attempt, and put it down to experience! Now open the printer properties by right clicking on it.
If the printer was added successfully, you should see the following confirmation message. In cases where Windows 7 drivers are not available, try using the equivalent Vista drivers. Scroll down to Xerox under Manufacturers. Click on Start, then Printers and Faxes. Please describe what you attempted to do and what happened.