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Network Printing

Setting up a Printing via a Network follows very much the same procedure as accessing a Disk-resource via the network:

1) Share the Printer

On the system, to which the
printer is connected,
make sure, that in the
"File and printer sharing
for Microsoft Networks
is installed.

Check its configuration
by clicking on the button:
"File and Print Sharing"
Printer Sharing:
Make sure to have the
In "MyComputer", open the
folder "Printers",select
your printer and select
from the "Context-Menu":
Printer Properties:
tab: "Sharing":
Select "Shared as:
define a Sharename
(ending the sharename with
a $-sign hides the printer)
Your printer is now
a "shared Network

2) Accessing the printer via the Network:

On the other systems on the network, a shared printer
is shown in the "Network Neighborhood" as an
available resource.

To install the network-printer:

In "MyComputer", open the
folder "Printers" and start:
"Add Printer"
Add Printer Wizard:
select "Next "
Select:"Network Printer",
the "Next"
Enter "Network Path"
(if you know it), better:
use "Browse" to locate
the printer and just pick
it from the list.
The system shows then the
Network-path of the printer
in UNC-format:

You can also define, if you
need to print from MS-DOS
based programs, then select
"Next" to continue.
Define the "Printer-name",
as you like to see it yourself,
and whether this printer should
be your "Default Printer",
then "Next" to continue.
Allow to print the Test-Page,
then"Finish" to continue.
You are finished:
The printer will appear in
the folder "Printers",
and the system will prompt you
to confirm, that the test-page
was printed properly.

You are now able from any application to use this printer.

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