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Sharing the Printer on a Network

This section describes how to set up the machine for use as a network printer.

The shared printer can be used by computers on the network.


  • Under Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003, to change printer properties in the [Printer] folder, you must have Manage Printers permission. Log on to the file server as an Administrators or member of the PowerUsers group to acquire this permission.

1From the [Start] menu, open the [Printers] window.

Under Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, the [Printers and Faxes] window appears.

2Click the printer icon you want to use. On the [File] menu, click [Properties].

The printer properties appears.

3On the [Sharing] tab, click [Shared as:].

4To share the printer with users using a different version of Windows, click [Additional Drivers...].

Omit this step if you have installed an alternative driver by selecting [Shared as:] during the printer driver installation.

5Click [OK], and then close the printer properties.