how to Share printer connected to WinXP Pro Domain pc with non-domain win7 laptop

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have the need to share a non-network printer with a Non-Domain user.  The printer is attached to a Windows XP Pro machine that is part of my SBS2003 network and domain.  It is already shared, and other domain users can access the printer, but I need to share it with a "guest" who will regularly need to print to it from his laptop running windows 7 home premium.  


Question by:rjessop
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    Accepted Solution

    let's say your domain computer is called PC1 and the non-domain guest computer is EXT1

    First thing I'd do is give PC1 a DHCP reservation so its IP address stays consistent

    Let's say that IP adress is

    On PC1, create a new local user with standard permissions.  In a perfect world, this would be the username and password that the external user uses on EXT1.

    Share the printer on PC1.

    On EXT1, have the user go to \\
    Log in if necessary using the credentials created on PC1

    Right click on the shared printer and choose connect.  

    That should do it.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Jackie Man
    Please state the brand and model of the printer to check whether there is any printer driver for windows 7.

    Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit?
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    Expert Comment

    Go to computer 1 (the one with the printer) select your printer, right click and share it if you haven't already

    Go to computer 2 (the one without the printer) open the start menu and open a run promtp
    In RUN type


    Then it will ask you to log in, log in with your domain credentials like so,

    This should show you everything shared on computer 1 and you should now be able to right click on the printer and select connect.

    Windows should remember the mapping.

    Author Comment

    laptop is Win 7 64 bit, printer is HP Laserjet 1000.  So, there goes that idea!  I split the points equally.

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