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HP 1018 Shared printer will only print windows test page.

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We have a 1018 that no one has printed to in months.  Today the main printer failed and everyone needs to print to the 1018.  It is being shared out on a Windows server 2003 standard 32 bit.  About 4 people connect to it.  All they can print is the windows test page and nothing else, no word, power point, excel, quickbooks, only a windows test page.  I have deleted the printer and reinstalled it.  Shared it out under a different name.  Verified permissions.  I can print from any app on the server just the PC's connecting to it can only print a windows test page.
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Hello,

What do the event logs say?

For testing purposes, setup the printer from the pc that is having problems by using the add printer wizard, local attached printer, create a new port using the IP address of the printer.  Can you print successfully from MS word to that printer now?
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Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Print
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      6161
Date:            5/15/2009
Time:            10:17:02 AM
User:            
Computer:      
Description:
The document Intuit owned by user failed to print on printer HP LaserJet 1018. Data type: RAW. Size of the spool file in bytes: 0. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 1. Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \\AMLAPTOP01. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 0. The operation completed successfully.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


And we did move the printer to another PC and got the same issues.
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Does the printer have it's own Network Interface Card so it can have an IP address?
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by:level9tech
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No it is connected via USB and shared out.
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Do the pc's have the lastest printer driver?
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by:L3370
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Reinstall the printer/drivers on the server side.  Afterwards have the users reconnect to the printer.  should be ok after that.
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I updated the driver, that was the first thing i did.  Got it off HP web site.
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The LaserJet 1018 is a 'host-based' printer (otherwise known as a 'GDI', or 'Windows', printer).

Such printers are not designed to be shared via a server.

Having said that, some people have reported successful use of shared printers by ensuring that all the workstation PCs set printer properties to 'disable bi-directional support'.
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