printer sharing on vista to vista network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by mikey61, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. mikey61

    mikey61 Guest

    I have two m/cs running vista business 32 bit, a dell vostro 400 towe
    and a toshiba satellite pro laptop. The laptop connects to the Del
    wirelessley and internet access and file sharing etc all work fine.

    The tower is the file server and has a canon MP210 and an HP laserje
    1018 connected both via usb. Both printers work fine from the lapto
    and are set up as shared printers for the network. Both have the "Rende
    print jobs on client computers" boxes ticked

    On the laptop I have installed both of these printers as networ
    printers to be found on the Dell.

    I can print fine on the MP210 from the laptop although it is a bi

    When I print from the laptop to the HP this also is slow but clearl
    shows the print job as cleared on the laptop eventually. On the Del
    however it shows as printing but never actually prints.

    Once this happens it prevents me printing anything else from the Del
    itself even tho' it is directly connected to the HP, because the 1s
    print job from the laptop has not completed. If I try deleting the prin
    job from the queue on the Dell it shows as deleting, but again, neve
    actually does..... so eventually I switch off the Dell and the H
    printer, refire both... then the held up jobs all print OK on the H
    automatically without any manual intervention from me.

    I thought of installing a UPD (Universal Printer Driver)from the H
    website but there isn't one for the Laserjet 1018 (or that series).
    have seen a similar prob with XP and vista printing where the suggestio
    seemed to be re-install the HP on the client laptop as a local printe
    and then when asked for the port specify the HP printer network addres
    but it wasn't actually precisely clear that this was to be done on th

    One of the frustrating things is that everything worked fine when had
    older latop running XP!!!!

    Any suggestions please?

    Also can I speed up the process?

    mikey61, Mar 30, 2010
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  2. In most cases, this is printer driver. Find the latest primer driver for
    your OS.

    Bob Lin, Microsoft-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Apr 4, 2010
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  3. mikey61

    mikey61 Guest

    Thanks Bob

    I have seen lots of occurrences of this prob elsewhere on the internet
    There have been a number of suuested remedies. I have currently eve
    lost the ability to print locally on the HP 1018 now after deleting al
    printer files and re-installing following carefully the instruction
    about when to connect the usb cable and power up etc. But tha
    re-istallation was using the original HP instn. disk and driver .
    believ the last time that I could print loaclly (if not from another m/
    on my network) was when I deleted everthing and re-installed from the H
    support website. I will do this again and see what happens. I believ
    that it is likely that the problem of shared printing may lie with th
    spooler. Other suggestions are to shut of UAC in Vista. I certainl
    can't alter the printer settings to print directly ( only by sppooling)
    When I do the system won't save the altered params but comes up with ..
    couldn't be completed error 0x0000070c
    mikey61, Apr 5, 2010
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