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network printer on xp machine

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#1 Whalestail1


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

I put a new win7pro pc on line. I want to connect to a brother printer on the network connected to a xp pro sp3 machine. I can see it in active dir. but comes back .inf file not found. I tried local install \\machinename\printername,I downloaded drivers six ways from Sunday,I tried everything I could find to try.It either comes back cannot find network or .inf not found. Whats left?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

Active Directory doesnt work that you will need to share the printer on the Windows XP Machine then connect to it.

do you have a Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 Domain Controller?

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