print on TCP/IP printer

Hi there!

We have a network with mainly unix machines and NT:s. Recently someone bought a laptop with win95 installed. If I want to print anything from that machine I need to via my NT which in turn sends it to the Unix server (another possiblility is to send directly to printer from my NT, depending on which printer I send to). To be able to do it like I had to share the printer driver on my NT with the network. This I would like to remove. The problem is, I have no clue how to print either to a unix print server or directly to the TCP/IP printer from the win 95 machine. The only options when installing a new printer on the win 95 is either locally or to a shared printer via microsoft network. I want a TCP/IP option as well.

Regards Henrik
hallfAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

j2Commented:
You can unfortunately not do this with windows95 without purchasing 3rd party software. Intergraph (www.intergraph.com) has some fine, but EXPENSIVE, utilities to support TCP/IP printing. Or you could instal SAMBA (http://samba.anu.edu.au) on the UNIX and make theUNIX machine apear as any other Windows networking machine.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
hallfAuthor Commented:
Another reason to avoid win95.................
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.