Vista problems printing to XP computer

Posted: 11-09-2008, 03:18 PM

Hi all

I've read through the other threads on this and have seen the solution
suggested, but none of them are working

1) I have a Lexmark 7350 installed and working on an XP Pro machine
2) My computer is a Vista Home 64 bit machine
3) They are successfully networked (I can read/modify files on the X
machine) so all the networking stuff is set up properly
4) I have XP drivers installed on the XP machine, Vista drivers on th
Vista machine
5) In the Network window, I can see the "Lexmark" printer on the X
machine
6) When I try to connect to it, I get an error thats says it can'
resolve the network path or something to that effect

I've tried the "install as a local printer, then add a new port", bu
when I try to add the port, same message, "can't resolve network path"
It's like the printer doesn't exist but it's right there and I can se
it on the network page. No typos or anything..

I've cleaned the printer drivers, reinstalled them, no dice. There's
"Microsoft XPS" something or other printer on the XP machine, just fo
kicks I tried adding that one and of course it worked. It's just th
Lexmark printer it doesn't work for

Any suggestions? I can see the damn thing, I just can't connect to it

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Scott927

Vista problems printing to XP computer


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Alan Morris [MSFT]
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Re: Vista problems printing to XP computer
Posted: 11-10-2008, 05:57 PM
On XP, share the printer with the name Lexmark for the share name

On the Vista machine the Local Port should be
\\XPmachine\lexmark



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"Scott927" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:a6254941a91ef1e3fb6d9b5bef5801a2@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi all,
>
> I've read through the other threads on this and have seen the solutions
> suggested, but none of them are working.
>
> 1) I have a Lexmark 7350 installed and working on an XP Pro machine.
> 2) My computer is a Vista Home 64 bit machine.
> 3) They are successfully networked (I can read/modify files on the XP
> machine) so all the networking stuff is set up properly.
> 4) I have XP drivers installed on the XP machine, Vista drivers on the
> Vista machine.
> 5) In the Network window, I can see the "Lexmark" printer on the XP
> machine.
> 6) When I try to connect to it, I get an error thats says it can't
> resolve the network path or something to that effect.
>
> I've tried the "install as a local printer, then add a new port", but
> when I try to add the port, same message, "can't resolve network path".
> It's like the printer doesn't exist but it's right there and I can see
> it on the network page. No typos or anything...
>
> I've cleaned the printer drivers, reinstalled them, no dice. There's a
> "Microsoft XPS" something or other printer on the XP machine, just for
> kicks I tried adding that one and of course it worked. It's just the
> Lexmark printer it doesn't work for.
>
> Any suggestions? I can see the damn thing, I just can't connect to it.
>
>
> --
> Scott927

 
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