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Mac Mini as print server

I have an older mac mini connected to my wireless network and want to configure it as a print server ... the printer is an hp 880c and I did have it working as a shared printer with a different PC, XP Pro OS and it worked great.  The other PC's on the net are MS of various types, can this be done?

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olliefeldeCommented:
If they can all see each other on the network, you should be able to turn on printer sharing in the system preferences under network and point the other machines at it.
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strungCommented:
Try installing Bonjour for Windows on the Windows computers:  http://support.apple.com/kb/dl999
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EA_ENTAuthor Commented:
I shared the printer on my MINI and setup bonjour on my PC... when I start the print wizard the shared printer doesn't show on the list, I can see UDP 5353 on my firewall on the PC so do I have to install bonjour on the MINI as well?
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strungCommented:
No. You should only have to install it on the PC. Maybe your firewall is blocking it. Do you have the correct print driver installed on Windows?
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EA_ENTAuthor Commented:
There are other things to consider on the Apple side, but this helped on the PC side.
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