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Adding a shared printer

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I use "rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\server\lexmark" to add printers at log on, I tried to use it to add a shared printer that wasn't on the server, its on a client pc. It said that I have a policy in effect that doesnt allow this. I cant seem to locate anything that applies to this. Does anyone know where a setting would be that I could change to allow this printer to be added. It also won't add when I browse to it manually and choose connect, it still says that the policy doesnt allow.

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by:Steve Knight
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Is it connected to an older OS machine?  It could be down to the policy not allowing old drivers. Try sharing it from a machine of the same OS or install the drivers on the sharing tab.
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No its an XP machine
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You could also use the in your login script.

start   \\print_server\print_name

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Would suggest nitadmin's suggestion will work in exactly the same way as the command the questioner used (he said "It also won't add when I browse to it manually and choose connect") so I'm not sure there is a lot of value in keeping it ?.... missed the replies to this before.  amdwar, did you get anywhere with this?

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I took the printer off the pc I could not connect to and put it on a server and now its ok.

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