Sharing a Win2k printer with Windows NT and 9x
Posted on 2002-04-09
I have a user who has a Deskjet 895Cxi connected locally on a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Windows 2000 Pro. He needs to make this accessible to all other users. Unfortunately the other users are using Windows NT (mainly) with some Windows 9x machines. I have tried loading the "Additional Drivers" from the printer properties but it keeps looking for "*.ini" on the Windows 2000 Server CD, which we don't have. We don't even have the proper Windows 2000 Pro Cd because Dell don't give those out when you buy a PC from them. I have tried to install the printer from another users PC using the local driver but it will not connect to the printer. I know there is no problem with the Win2k machine on the network, but if someone can give me some suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Anything at all might be useful. Thanks in advance.