Printing to Windows shared printers in 10.2

Oct 17, '02 09:48:55AM

Contributed by: fanatic86

On OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), you can access a printer that has been shared on a Windows computer. Just follow these steps:

  1. Launch Print Center
  2. Hold down the Option key while clicking the Add button (in the Printer List window)
  3. Select Advanced from the first pop-up menu.
  4. Pick "Windows Printer via SAMBA" in the "Device" pop-up menu.
  5. Enter whatever you want in "Device Name"
  6. Enter the URI in "Device URI". The syntax is: smb://Server Name/Share Name
  7. Pick the printer vendor from the Printer Model pop-up menu, and the subsequent model.
You should be good to go! You may, however, also need to download printer drivers from Gimp-Print.

[Editor's note: My apologies if this is a duplicate; I thought we had run something similar recently, but can't find anything in the archives...]

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