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Thread: Can't share printer on Windows machine.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Can't share printer on Windows machine.

    Hopefully someone can give me some help. At my office, I run Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer. I am trying to connect to a printer over the network that is connected directly to a Windows XP machine. I have gone through all of the steps to install the printer. I have Samba. The printer is shared on the XP machine. I have the drivers. I can get the printer installed on my machine and send a document to the print spool of the XP machine, but that is where it stops. I get a printer window on the XP machine, but it never prints the document. The document shows to be in the queue, but nothing else happens. I eventually have to cancel the document and manually kill the spooler service. Any ideas on why this may be happening? I am going home for the night, but I am hoping to have lots of suggestions by tomorrow morning! Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    United States
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Can't share printer on Windows machine.

    It must be password protected to share printer in Windows. When setting up Windows workgroup need to use the log-in password.
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