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Samsung ML-1610 printer in Vista

Posted on 2008-10-22
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Via the local network I want to use this printer that is hooked to another PC, a Windows XP.
My PC is a Vista Ultimate.

I downloaded the 20070129085912218_ML-1610_GDI_Vista.exe driver for Vista. This installs the driver for a local printer (which does not exist - there is no local printer on my Vista). Anyway, after creating a (phantom) local printer, the remote printer still does not print. It accumulates the files that I send to it in the queue, with the error message "Error - sent to printer". The receiving PC does not show any message or status for these files.
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GDI ('host-based') devices are rarely supported in a 'print server' configuration.

I assume (from the name of the driver you quote) that this may be case with this model.
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Meanwhile I had been trying various paths, and eventually found this solution :

I use for the local printer the port LPT1, and I map LPT1 to the remote printer with NET USE. But this works only if the mapping to the remote printer is done in a CMD session with administrative rights, not otherwise, even if I am logged in as an administrator.
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