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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.
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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!
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by:DansDadUK
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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.
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I have tried to award points and submit responses 3 different times this is the forth. I hope this works this time.
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