How can I set up Xerox M20 to run on my network

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I am trying to set up a Xerox M20 on my network.  How do I install the printer on my server so that it can be shared by all computers on the workgrouped network.  Server is WIndows 2000 and Workstations are running XP Professional.  
Question by:daviddouglasbrown
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    Okay - firstly disable simple file sharing on the computer that you wish to share the printer from (
    (btw - has this mfd got a network port - if so - you can share it off the server - so you won;t be limited to 10 concurrent network connections - as you are on XP Pro)

    Then - install your printer - logged on as an Administrator, providing the drivers at the appropriate time.
    After the printer is installed - go into the properties of the printer - go to the Sharing tab - give it a share name - then set the NTFS security tab for Print permissions to Everyone. (and manage documents to everyone if you have that requirement)

    Then - just add the printer to the other computers...

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    I hoped that helped you.
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    Thank you.

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    I spoke to soon.  I am trying to install it on the server.  I do not have a static IP address for the server or the network.  When I go to install printer on my computer, it does not see it.  I can guess the IP address and get it to run but I need to set it up without a static ip address.  Please help.
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    How are you connecting the printer up?
    I only ask - because if this were a "network" printer - then you could just plug it into a switch - and browse to it.

    If this is usb - then I suggest plugging it directly into the server - then sharing it off the server.

    Why are you installing the printer on the computer - when you should really have it installed on a server? (more concurrent connections)

    Using network printers (i.e. using an onboard nic) - static IP addresses do work best - otherwise - you need to sort out a reservation range in DHCP.

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