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Failed Network Printer Driver Install


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#1 legaladmin

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:18 PM

Hello, here is my issue. Have a peer-to-peer environment at work. All XP machines except a new one that came loaded with Vista Home. Have 2 networked printers both are Samsung ML-2550 printers.

Problem is every time I try to install them on the Vista machine I get a "not enough memory error"

This machine has 1G of ram and I stopped the pre-fetch program and still no go.

Anyone have any ideas?

Also, I went to Samsung's support page and there are drivers for Vista, one is a GDI, one is PCL, and the other is Post Script. I don't think any of these will help with the network driver issue but please prove me wrong.

Any ideas are appreciated.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:31 PM

Are these printers hooked directly to a computer or to a print server? If you have them hooked to a print server, plug in to the computer directly, and install to LPT1 or the USB port, once this is done hook the printer to the print server, and change to port in the printer properties.

If you are hooking them directly to the computer, make sure that printer sharing is turned off while installing.

Start with the PCL6 printer driver.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:47 PM

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I have one admin machine I use that is running Win XP Pro. It acts as the print server and both printers have tcp/ip ports and static ips.

I really have no physical way to connect these machines via printer cable to the computer in question or my admin computer. Logistically it would suck.

So, can I load the PCL driver on the Vista machine and add a network printer by putting in the ip and port info? That way I pass up the network driver install altogether?

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:07 PM

You'll need the Vista driver for the Vista machine (but there are ways to force composing of the print job on the machine that the printer is attached to (beyond my ability to do)). Dunno much else about this as my Print Server was broken by my cats before I got around to using it with Vista :huh:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:21 PM

Some printer setups have a check for attached printers, and will either error out or freeze in setup. Look for an option to install without the printer being attached and then use the vista attach to network printer wizard to finish the install.

check this link: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/...ies_English.pdf

Starting in appendix E is the network printer instructions.

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