Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:17 PM
Here's hoping this problem won't make me look as dumb as my earlier one did (where I just had to reboot the computer to fix the problem I was having).
I set up a new computer on my network with Win7 Pro. All the other computers have XP Pro. I got it added to the network, it's sharing files on the server, and even got it to add one printer on one of the other workstations (WS1).
But when I bring up the list of computers in the domain to choose from to Add a Printer, it doesn't show the computer I want to add the printer from (WS4). In my network neighborhood, all the computers are shown except for that one.
It's weird because all the other computers are sharing it's printer, but oddly WS4 doesn't show up in THEIR list of computers in the domain either. To be honest, I'm not sure how they found that computer bypassing the domain. Maybe XP Pro has something that allowed the search to go around that stumbling block.
In the Win7 Pro Add a Printer search, I tried putting in the path of WS4 and it's printer designation, but it still can't find it.
One point I found interesting was I went to the Server and looked in its Network list and it, too, doesn't have that computer in the domain (mycompany-dm). But it is in another folder listing computers in mycompany.com). I don't know enough about networks to have any idea what that even means. Maybe just somewhere along the line I forgot to add it to the domain, though I might be nervous about trying to play around with WS4 to make it add to the domain for fear of messing things up so that none of the other computers can find it's printer anymore. Or is adding it to the domain the only way to make the new computer find its printer?
Any advice would be appreciated.