Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Sharing a local printer over the network

Posted on 2009-04-15
3
Medium Priority
?
703 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm using two Windows Vista 32 bit machines, and I have a HP LaserJet 1012 attached via USB to one machine. The printer works fine on the machine that it is physically connected to. I have turned on network sharing for the printer. I have tried to open the computer's shared resources from my other computer, which indeed shows me the printer. However, when I try to access that printer in any way from the remote computer, I get an error message that says "Operation could not be completed (0x00000709) . Make sure that you have typed the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to a network."

Both the computer and the printer are turned on and ready to go. Both computers are connected to the network. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:ruavol2
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:kristofbolckmans
kristofbolckmans earned 400 total points
ID: 24148180
This seems to be a pretty common problem, and has various solutions.
Perhaps you could try the following:
- Turn on UAC (if it is turned off)
- Install the driver from the printer on the remote machine as well
- Connect to your remote computer using Name and not IP
- Make sure the driver is installed before trying this: go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.
Choose "Add a local printer". Click on Create a new port. The default in
the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.
A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name.
Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. "\\mydesktop\HP1012" and hit Enter or Click OK.

Hope this gets you on your way!
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:DansDadUK
DansDadUK earned 100 total points
ID: 24156945
The LaserJet 1012 is a cheap, relatively unintelligent, 'host-based' printer (alternatively known as a 'GDI' or 'Windows' printer).

I don't think that HP (or any other manufacturer, come to that) supports 'host-based' devices as 'shared' devices (due to the method used to print to such devices).

Having said that, some people appear to have had some success by turning off 'bi-directional support', but this seems to be very hit-or-miss.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ruavol2 earned 0 total points
ID: 24498548
I have tried to award points and submit responses 3 different times this is the forth. I hope this works this time.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

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

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…
When I recently replaced my image transfer kit on my office HP color laserjet 5550dn printer, I had a slight problem.  The left bracket that holds the transfer kit got stuck in the upright locked position instead of being at a 45 degree angle facing…
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…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

715 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