The Microsoft troubleshooter program that pops up at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314073 (requires XP service pack 3 and dot.net) suggested setting that printer as the default printer on the remote computer. Very much to my surprise, that solved the problem! I see another person with the same experience writing at http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31395309/network-printer-only-prints-if-set-as-default-printer.aspx.
I would sure like to know another solution. It is a real pain having the expensive color printer set as the default.
Edited by hamluis, 23 January 2011 - 01:58 PM.
Split from 2005 topic, PM sent new OP.