Solved

How do i assign a printer on WS2003

Posted on 2008-11-02
7
192 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi,

Can anyone please tell me why i can't find a printer that i have shared on the server 2003, when i search for the printer on a client i can't find it?
0
Comment
Question by:Lolash
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 93

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 100 total points
ID: 22863485
In the Printer Properties on the Server, did you check the setting to list in the directory? Can you find it by entering the Printer name? Both appproaches should work. .... T
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lolash
ID: 22863558
The box is ticked and on my laptop which is connected to the domain and a logged in user, when i search for network printers on the domain it doesn't show any
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 22863577
When you add a printer on your client, you add as a Network printer (you knew that). In one of the dialogue boxes that come up it gives you a choice of Find or Browse (I forget the exact terms right at the momemt). Find is better than Browse (in my opinion) and is more likely to easily list the printers. Does Find list any printers and then, just not the one that you added?  .... T
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:Lolash
ID: 22863597
For some strange reason it won't find the printer what ever i do, this is a home setup so that i can get used to working with server 2003
i can share folders etc and map network drives no problem but when it comes to sharing a printer it just won't have it.
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 22863655
Strange. Try this. When you do the Find (depending on an XP client or a Vista client) there is an option to type in the address. I just checked a couple of my client servers, and when I type:
\\servername\ and wait a bit, it lists printers. If you know the name, type \\servername\printername
Now this is just a refinement of what I tried to say earlier, but see if anything comes up in this box.

If not, do you know the IP address of the printer?  If so, in the appropriate box, type:
\\servername\192.168.1.xxx or whatever server IP.   ....  T
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 22863678
Another thing to consider:  In the Printer Properties on the Server, the printer attaches itself to a port. Did you check the port to make sure the printer is attached, and if you configure the port, does it respond? It won't respond if there is an error. ... T
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Lolash earned 0 total points
ID: 22863746
My printer is not a network printer i think that has summat to do with it
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This seems to be a very common error related to the Samsung printer driver. First, this is the error we're talking about: Log: System Type: Error Event: 7000 Agent Time: 3:37:24 am 22-Apr-09 Event Time: 6:07:24 pm 21-Apr-09 UTC Source: Se…
Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question