Epson Printer Sharing
Posted on 2011-02-15
I have an Epson Stylus Pro 4880 that I tried to share off a print server running Windows Server 2008. The printer appeared to install on the server, but none of my workstations can connect to it through the printer share. Workstations are running Windows 7.
I contacted Epson and they told me that printer sharing is not supported because they do not offer a printer driver for Windows Server 2008 or 2003. They do not have any plans to make a driver available either. Does anyone know if this could be accurate? Would a printer manufacturer really not support printer sharing or is there a way to share it that the tech support does not know about? I am able to locally install the printer on the workstations, but that is not an ideal situation in a business environment.