Sharing a HP Scanjet 6300C

I had a HP Scanjet 6300c scanner connected to my Windows 2000 PC and had it shared out no problem communicating with 2000 and XP PC's.
User left and the XP user took the scanner and attached it to his PC with USB and it's working fine.

However, i cannot get this scanner to share out to the other PC's now, be it XP and 2000.

Any ideas ?
Brinny05Asked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Sorry I think you may be stuck here.

This is principally an operating system limitation.  XP does not natively support sharing of scanners (although it can see network shares on non-XP machines).
HP's site does contain this info: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&product=60104&dlc=en&docname=c00040668

You will either need to put it back on a Win 2K box or buy in third party software to share it for you
(e.g. http://www.remote-scan.com/ )

In any event in XP you are less likely to be able to establish a share via USB than any other form of connection.

M :o)

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