Windows Vista Print to XP Shared Printer
Posted on 2008-06-19
I see this is a recurring question, but I dont see the same scenario I have.
I am having difficulty printing from Vista to a printer shared off an Xp Pro PC. Based on other atricles on this site, I made the following mods:
- Install printer driver locally on Vista
- Set port to the network share
- disabled bi-directional printing
I am having 'some' success. I can print from vista but after 2 or 3 sucessful prints, a job will get stuck in the XP print spooler. When the look at the spooler the job has a status of 'Deleting' but never goes away. Attempts to print from XP results in the job getting stuck behind this one, printing from Vista coems back with a communications error.
If I reboot the XP machine the Deleted job goes away and the remainder of jobs will print out.
I think the easiest remedy is to purchase and install a wireless print server allowing me to avoid printhing through the XP machine. However I am unwilling to go out and spend more money on hardware because of XP (already had to replace my wireless NIC)
Any help would be appreciated.