Printer setup problem Windows 2003 server --> shared printer on XP Pro
Posted on 2004-11-26
I have a windows 20003 server which is domain controller. I have a windoex xp pro desktop pc with a local printer that is a member of the domain. I have shared the local printer on the XP Pro system and Everyone has print access.
I am logged on to the Win2003 server as the Administrator and I am trying to define a printer on the 20003 server to print on the desk top PC's shared printer; so I used 'Add Printer', selected network printer, used 'Find Printer' and the server is able to find the shared printer name. However, when I select the shared printer name (after waiting 5 seconds or so) I get an error saying that:
Windows can not connect to the printer. Either the name was typed incorrectly....'
So why can't the Administrator user on the Windows 2003 server use the shared printer on the Windows XP desktop ?