Omission in Help and Support Document on Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by William McIlroy, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. In the part about configuring a network printer it says, in pertinent part,
    as follows:

    "To connect to a network printer
    After you have installed a network printer, you need to add a connection to
    the printer for each computer on the network."

    Actually this is not a complete description of the task at hand. You must
    configure the printer for EACH USER (those desirous of a connection to the
    printer) on EACH COMPUTER on the network. Printers are configured in the
    user profile and, as such, are not shared among the various users that can
    logon to a particular computer. This is so corporate users can be configured
    to use the printers that are in their area on their floor. This, of course,
    trickles down to the Small-Office-Home-Office user.

    So. What's my question? Why isn't this important point in the Help and
    Support Document?
    William McIlroy, Oct 19, 2008
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  2. I can only surmise that, as it's been this way since WinNT 4.0, perhaps
    the writers didn't think it needed to be re-iterated again for Vista.
    Of course, this doesn't help those who are completely new to Windows
    networking conventions, and so should not have been omitted, as there
    will always be new people learning the trade, some of whom won't
    necessarily receive the proper training before turned loose.


    Bruce Chambers

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    Bruce Chambers, Oct 19, 2008
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  3. There are people coming along all the time. People new to the field and in
    their early twenties were not participants when Windows NT 4.0 was
    introduced. And, anyway, documentation isn't supposed to disintegrate as
    time passes by. It is supposed be comprehensive. It is supposed to help and
    William McIlroy, Oct 19, 2008
  4. Isn't this what Bruce stated?
    Richard Urban, Oct 19, 2008
  5. Why, yes. Yes, it is.
    William McIlroy

    William McIlroy, Oct 20, 2008
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