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Can not print to Apple laserwriter 16/600 PS from a Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server PC.

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I am having trouble printing to a apple 16/600 PS printer from a PC. There is a full featured driver included in Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003, however, I just can't seem to get it to work. I am using IP printing over a network and can print to it fine from a Mac using the included Macintosh drivers on both OSX 10.3.9 and 10.4.9. The interesting thing is that I'm not using appletalk at all to print to it from the macs. I am using IP printing as well. I can ping the printer from the PC's in question an the printer responds correctly. I have checked the printer configuration and it is set up to allow IP printing and is set to postScript. Is there something in the driver perhaps, or a specific port to set to get this to work?
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by:Rick Hobbs
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Try using a generic postscrpt driver and see if it makes any difference.
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I tried using the Adobe generic Postscript driver with the same results. I don't understand why there would be a full featured driver included in windows that has all the correct options and available settings for the Printer, but it doesn't work. There has to be some little thing I am missing. In situations like this it is usually some little check box somewhere that you would never know about unless someone tells you about it.
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OK. I Figured it out. Believe it or not, You have to have the printer port set to LPR with  the "LPR Byte Counting Enabled" checked . I don't know what the heck byte counting it is, or what it does, but it won't work without it. Go figure.
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That is gret.  Always running into wierd stuff like that nowadays. Tell the admins you figured it out yourself if you want to get your points back.
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