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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer Apps
There have been hints for that using Jaguar and CUPS. In Panther, it works without any special work under the hood -- just switch on "Printer sharing" and "Windows sharing" in the Sharing preferences panel. In Windows, add a new network printer; you can find it by browsing. But now the important thing: When Windows asks to select a driver for the printer, select any PostScript driver like the Apple LaserWriter or Color LaserWriter instead of the printer model you're using.
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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: markuswarren on Feb 16, '04 12:25:14PM

Very good hint that. I have one problem with it though, due to our setup, my machine happens to be on a different subnet than the PC with the printer, so Printer Setup does not list the printer :(

I have been playing around with the 'advanced' (option + Add Printer) options, and still cannot get it to work, even tried the IP address of the PC in the URI, but still no joy :(



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: indigenous on Feb 17, '04 12:38:50PM

I also can't get this to work. I am using an old Snow Airport base station to share internat access. The printer is connected directly to a B&W G3. The G3 is connected directly to the Airport base station via ethernet and the PC running WinXP home is logged on to the wireless network. The Name for the G3 shows up in the dialog for adding a network printer, but the attached printer does not. I have a CUPS print driver installed and have WIndows sharing and Printer sharing turned on. Any ideas? DO I need to install any print drivers on the Windows side?

Thanks.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: stilesja on Feb 16, '04 01:56:21PM

This is great! Exactly what I was looking for! Just a side note, I am using an HP psc 1350v all in one printer and although the Apple Color Laser writer driver worked, it was using my color cartridge to make black text, which is less than optimal.

I ventured a guess that there might be an HP post script driver that would work better. Sure enough the "HP Color LaserJet 8550-PS" Driver did the trick. Great quality output. So its worth noting that maybe finding a Post Script driver specific to your printer vendor might help.

Thanks for this great hint which is going to save me a lot of plugging and un-plugging my Thinkpad I use for work.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: jamiekehoe on Feb 16, '04 07:31:45PM

I can't seem to get Windows XP to select any other driver than the Canon i550 driver it keeps installing, it comes up with an error specifying that it cannot install the Apple LaserWriter or the HP Laser drivers. Any ideas?



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: deef on Mar 18, '05 01:45:13AM

Hmm...I think your printer is still using three colors to print black -- are you sure you didn't change cartridges? From an unintended experiment with a dead magenta cartridge that made all my output from CUPS & shared printing green, I discovered that CUPS-based printing (shared printers, Unix lp command, NeoOffice...) uses three colors to make black, not the black cartridge. Changing the postscript driver on my Windows machine had no effect on the output of shared jobs (which went through CUPS on the Mac).



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: elbutre@mac.com on Mar 05, '04 05:01:52PM

Tnx vry much, I was not able to print on my PSC 950 iMac attached from my wintel notebook... until now. Very ...very....useful.


Giovanni



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: nwsnow on Mar 11, '04 01:58:24AM
Thought I would add this in case anyone else runs into this problem. I was getting the following error when printing to the printer on my G5 from a Windows XP machine.

cups_job_submit(775) Unable to print file to [printername] - client-error-document-format-not-supported

I found this link which helped me resolve that problem in Panther. Then I had a permissions error which I solved by chmoding the /private/var/spool/samba/ directory to world writeable.

Works great now!

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: lojoma on Mar 13, '04 08:03:01AM

Thanks for the info, but I'm still having problems. When I browse for the printer, I can find the name of my Mac but it doesn't show a printer attached to it. I tried entering in the name of the printer in the box above the listing of computers, but it didn't work; I tried it with both the name I created for the printer and the "que name" that Panther shows in the "show info" box in Printer Setup. I do have windows sharing and printer sharing checked on. I do have SMB activated in Directory Access.

Not sure what else to do...any thoughts?



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: muxlow on Aug 25, '04 09:43:39AM

Same problem here. Anyone have any answers?

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: dirk_ve on Apr 12, '06 04:52:04AM

I am also experiencing this problem. (Mac shows up in XP, but not the connected printer)

Did you ever solve your problem?

All hints welcome!

Dirk



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Mar 13, '04 10:00:59AM

This is quite simple to do - in Jaguar and Panther. Just use CUPS, no samba needed (I think).

Turn on Printer sharing and make sure your firewall is open on port 631.

Go to the Mac and enter "127.0.0.1:631" in your web browser. This takes you to CUPS. Set up a NEW printer (in ADDITION to the printer setup you use to print from the mac) choosing a short name with no spaces and NOT TOO LONG. 8 letters should be plenty. Adding more than 12 or so will stop windows using it (cos windows is stupid). Tell CUPS where your printer is, but set it up as "raw". You can give it a description if you like.

Go to the PC (mine is running XP) and add a new printer. Dont browse for it, just go to the box that lets you type an internet address and enter:
http:/your.mac.IP:631/printers/nameofprinter
Then, install the correct printer driver on the PC. By setting the mac up to allow "raw" access to the printer, you get all the functionality of the PC driver.

There were previous hints to this - search for them and im sure they will aggree with what i have put.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: bigkeefer on Mar 14, '04 05:38:45AM

Brilliant hint to use internet printing instead of browsing. Many thanks! Windoze XP can now find my printer on my Mac - but when it comes to ask for a driver for it I cannot find it to supply it!

I have a HP PSC 2115 and have downloaded all the drivers and s/w for it for XP (172 meg!) and installed it. However, XP still does not have it in the list of known machines - and browsing through the entire directories ("have disk") of the aforementioned installed s/w does not seem to provide what Windows needs to install the drivers! (It doesn't recognise a driver for my printer!)

Anybody else come across this or got any hints?

Much appreciated in advance.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: gonadman on Mar 21, '04 03:52:57PM

This is exactly the hint I needed. I set up an extra RAW printer in CUPS and it worked perfectly from Windows XP. Thanks a lot!

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: zvenx on Mar 28, '04 07:09:03AM

Hi, I tried the cups method to get my windows xp machines to print to the HP deskjet 930C attached to my emac on X.3.3.
Now windows sees the printer and allows me to add it. but anything I print from XP, never reaches the printer, the printer remains idle.
thanks,
rsp



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Doum on Mar 31, '04 05:59:02AM

to enable row printing in CUPS You should make some changes in files mime.convs and mime.types :
full instructions see on http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20021101062604548&query=print



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: lmartinage on Apr 16, '04 06:48:02AM

I tried your recommendation but without success. I am using Panther but I did install GIMP-PRINT with CUPS. Not sure I needed to do that. I have an Epson Stylus Photo 750 printer. Anyway, I followed your directions on the MAC and then on the PC. The PC is running XP. I used the the raw setup on the MAC and the EPSON 750 driver on the PC. Everything seemed to load OK. However when I print a document from the PC it never happens. Printing from the MAC is fine. Any suggestions. Thanks, Lou

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: pmorelli on Apr 18, '04 08:06:57PM

I had a little bit of trouble with this, but managed to work out the few kinks.

Basically, I saw that every job on the windows side had "error".

After looking at the error logs for cups on the mac box (/var/log/cups/), I noticed this line repeatedly:

print_job: Unsupported format 'application/octet-stream'!

Did some googling, and found a post with the answer:

>
> You probably need to uncomment the following lines in
> /etc/cups/mime.types and /etc/cups/mime.convs:
>
>
> /etc/cups/mime.types:
> #application/octet-stream
>
>
> /etc/cups/mime.convs:
> #application/octet-stream application/vnd.cups-raw 0
> -
>
>
> That will allow raw printing.


Then, kill -HUP the cups daemon, and you're good to go.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: brucedelaplain on May 25, '05 02:37:08AM

Hi,
I just found this comment when looking to solve what appears to be the same problem. I have installed a photosmart 7900 series printer on my power mac g5 and shared it. After much research, I found out about connecting to the printer via a url that included a :631 (which seems terribly obscure to me. There must be a more end-user method also).

In any case, after installing the printer on my XP pc laptop as a network printer I tried printing, but every job goes into an "error" status. i found nothing in Help to explain the "error" status. But after reading your comment I went into a Terminal session (first time). I went to the directory and file you described and, sure enough, found the same error message.

Your comment says to modify certain files to allow raw printing and then to kill a daemon.

I'm uncomfortable with getting into the bowels of the operating system like this. Can you explain why this should be done? Also, I don't know how to do what you suggest (re modifying files and killing daemons).
Thanks a lot,
Bruce



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: masukomi on May 03, '04 12:17:43PM

When attempting to add a printer via the web interface it asked me for a username and password. Well, after a while spend rummaging through docs I found that this was the root username and passy for your comp. Of course the root account is disabled by default so you have to use NetInfo Manager to enable the root account and set a password before you can make this work.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: walglynn on May 16, '04 12:55:45AM

Sorry if I am too stupid to understand but when I follow this I am asked by CUPS for a logon and password - which one do I need?



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Fieldson on May 17, '04 01:48:21PM

I was having problems getting the CUPS interface to work because of the name and password drop-down too.

Using the user-name "root" and it's associated password you can get past this obstacle. If you don't know what the root user is, check Apple's knowledgebase article about enabling the root user:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106290

If this doesn't get you going, post again. There were more complications to my root user story, but they shouldn't be happening to you.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: pguelpa on May 25, '04 10:27:01PM

Just a note, if you don't want to have to use static IP's I found that I could use my computer name.

ie. http://your.mac.IP:631/printers/nameofprinter
becomes
http://name:631/printers/nameofprinter

where 'name' is the name of your computer. I haven't tried it with any name but I would suggest a short name without any special characters. Also in OS X 10.2 I could use 'name.local' but in 10.3 I used just 'name'

Hope this helps someone,

Paul



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: armin40 on Jun 04, '04 10:28:54AM

Well, I tried to setup a printer Canon i950 connected to a TiBook400 with OS 10.3.4 as described also from "chris_on_hints on Sat, Mar 13 '04 at 10:00AM". Installing the printer with CUPS on the Mac, works fine. Printersharing on the Mac is on!!! On the PC then with Windows XP I find the printer, doing the setup and...her ends everything. Trying to print a testpage from XP gives me an error, will say no printing.
Additionell I shall say that both computer are on the same hub which is on our LAN (Windows NT).
Are there some hints , also how to print in the opposite direction, will say printer on XP, sharing there and then printing from OSX.
Thanks
Armin



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Kutter on Feb 01, '05 02:50:49PM

Wow - I finally got it working. It took quite a while b/c of the bug in 10.3 with the shadow passwords and CUPS. However once I got the password changed to basic I was able to log into CUPS and add the network printer.

I then had a bit of problem finding it on the PC side. The key was adding .local to the end of my computer's name. This allowed Windows to find it and amazingly I am know able to print off my Windows machines to my LaserJet HP1200 connected to a G5.

Here is what I typed to find the printer where "name" is the name of your computer.

http://name.local:631/printers/nameofprinter


Thanks for all the info.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: rduncan10 on Mar 01, '05 07:40:55PM

This just isn't working for me. I type the name of my printer's URI into Windows (http://simon:631/printers/hp950c) in the XP printer wizard and it says it cannot connect.

I tried it with and without ".local".

If I type the address into a web browser, it brings up the CUPS page for the printer, so I know the address is good. I just don't understand what step I'm missing.

Thanks,
Rob Duncan



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Kutter on Mar 09, '05 11:18:01AM

Just to update:

My desktop running Windows XP Pro continues to work well printing to the HP LaserJet hooked up to the G5. However I recently tried to setup my Viao laptop running XP Home and it did not work. The laptop is on the network and seems to work well otherwise but it cannot find the network printer.

When I enter:

http://NAMEOFCOMPUTER.local.63\NAMEOFPRINTER as I did on the desktop I get a message saying "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help."

So obviously there is some difference in the network setup between the Mac and my desktop vs the Mac and my laptop. Not sure how to get around this one....



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: Kutter on Mar 09, '05 11:26:16AM

One more update - I got printing working from the laptop too.

For the laptop I had to use the following in the print setup box:


http://NAMEOFCOMPUTER:631/printers/NAMEOFPRINTER

I had to drop the .local which I needed on my desktop. Weird but I'm now printing successfully off of both machine.

I hope this helps someone out.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: NovaScotian on Jun 20, '04 01:07:05AM

After reading this thread and trying many of the suggestions, not one of which worked, I've set up the perfect system. A long USB extension cable runs to the USB hub where my Epson Inkjet and hp LaserJet are plugged into my G4. When I have to print from XP to one of the G4 printers, I pull its USB cable out of the hub and plug it into the USB extension cable. Works every time, and was cheap! So much for the wonders of CUPS.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: jverd on Sep 22, '04 12:03:38AM

crud crud crud crud crud.

Very disappointed with OS X's alleged "shared with windows" setup. It's almost as painful as windows that can only be resized from the lower right corner.

Anyway...

I forget which is panther and which is Jaguar, but here's what I've got:

Darwin ***** 7.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.5.0: Thu Aug 5 19:26:16 PDT 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.7.21.obj~3/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc

So I turn on WIndoze sharing and printer sharing, try browsing for printers on my XP laptop. The dialog has Microsoft Windows Network, and under that root, MSHOME. That's it. No Mac, no printers, no squat.

Tried the CUPS suggestion, but couldn't log in. It didn't like the root user/password. Yes, I set root's password. I can ssh and su to root, but CUPS doesn't like it.

Any suggestions?

(SIde note: Sharing drives doesn't work either. Windows never finds them.)



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Sharing Mac's printer with XP--authentication?
Authored by: jverd on Oct 23, '04 05:51:04PM

D'OH!

Okay, I"m an idiot.

It might have helped if I'd reconnected the 2nd ethernet card on the Mac--that is, the one that goes to the router, instead of to the hub hanging off the cable modem. Once I put the Mac on the LAN, things started moving along nicely...

...BUT I'm not quite there yet.

I can't seem to authenticate. I read some SAMBA docs and the man page, but can't figure out how to get the Mac to allow the XP laptop to connect. XP sees the printer, it's just not allowed to use it.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: guitard00d on Feb 15, '05 02:18:10PM

Man, I'm still getting nowhere with this and it makes no sense why.

First I tried the SAMBA route and I can see my HP Photosmart 1115 connected to my Mac-Mini in the "My Network Places" on my Windows 2000 machine. But no matter what I try, Windows always says "Access Denied, unable to connect". This is odd because there is a user account on my Mac-Mini with the exact same user ID and password as I'm using on the Windows 2000 machine.

Okay, well then, let's try the CUPS route. I tried to add a network printer in Windows and gave it the URL to the printer on the Mac-Mini, same thing, cannot connect to the printer because of an Access Denied response. However, if I type that URL into my web browser, I get printer admin page and and print a CUPS test page from there just fine.

There's obviously some trick here that I'm just not getting. Does anybody here know if anybody has ever created a "Mac OS X Printer Sharing for Dummies" how-to? I'm sad to say that I would need this because I've shared printers through CUPS on Linux more times than I can count. But I just stepped into the Mac OS X world this week and I'm finding that the built in help is really detail-limited.

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think I said, but I'm not sure you realize
that what you heard is not what I meant...
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10.3: No success in authenticating when trying to add printer in the CUPS
Authored by: Eran Sharon on Nov 29, '05 04:24:39PM

Great forum, guys!
I am really glad I found htis and the solution sounds great,
However, when trying to add printer in CUPS I couldn't go past the authentcation, even when using an administrator password. I even created a new user with no password and allowed that user to administer the Mac - no luck.

Does anyone know why I can't authenticate using any username, including one I have created while logged as the computer administrator?

The above question may beling to another topic but since I am trying to do the exact same thing I thought it can still find a home in this thread.

Thank you very much!
Eran



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10.3: No success in authenticating when trying to add printer in the CUPS
Authored by: grapouitte on Apr 28, '06 04:33:15AM

hmmmmm.... I guess it is very late to reply but anyway....

you have to use the root password (login: root ; p/w: ???) to log on to cups.

If you don't know it, in terminal, as administrator type

sudo root

you will be prompted for YOUR password, and will have the chance to set a new (!) p/w for the root .



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: barefeet11 on Jul 07, '04 06:17:37AM
No more razzle-dazzle. Use RENDEZVOUS on your WinXP-Box (or W2000) and your done!
http://developer.apple.com/macosx/rendezvous/index.html
Download the Rendezvous for Windows technical preview. It works much better then looking up for ports and IPs and Printer-Names ... Salute to apple. This is an excellent tool in a mixed environment! (As Redezvous is an excellent concept ...)

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rendezvous printer sharing
Authored by: sjk on Jul 10, '04 02:02:44AM

Can a USB printer directly attached to a Mac to be shared with Rendezvous? I have Printer Sharing enabled but not Windows Sharing. The Rendezvous Browser utility shows several services are available but nothing related to printers.



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What is the Rendezvous Browser?
Authored by: allenhuffman on Jul 29, '04 09:41:19PM

Indeed, I could type in "ilamp.local" in Internet Explorer and find my iMac's web server (which is neat in its own way), but I don't have a Rendezvous/OpenTalk printer -- only a USB printer hooked to the same iMac.

What is the Rendezvous Browser?

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What is the Rendezvous Browser?
Authored by: sjk on Jul 30, '04 09:22:47PM
Rendezvous Browser

Remember Google, MacUpdate, VersionTracker, etc. :-)

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: arisin on Dec 04, '04 06:15:14AM

Hm, this doesn't work for me: I have a Canon i450 USB printer hooked to my G5. Windows filesharing and printersharing are on. I can see the printer on the winxp machine in the explorer, but theres no way to make it appear in the rendezvous browser from apple.
Reading in some rendezvous descriptions, i learned that the mac os x built in printersharing function uses smb protocol for sharing, not rendezvous. It would work for a usb printer connected to an airport-basestation, but i have none :(.
I'm currently trying to make the printer appear in rendezvous browsers like iRoster and Rendezvous Browser, but i have no experiences in these things.

Are there any tricks, tutorials etc on the net?

thx for help
Michael



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: arisin on Dec 05, '04 06:02:25AM
Actually i found a freeware which lets me publish rendezvous services: Network beacon. What i need now is information what to describe the printer in the TXT-record like the following but for my canon i450:

txtvers=1rp=printershpdeskjetnote=Comlab 8211ty=HP Deskjet 980product=(HP Deskjet 980C)usb_MFG=HPusb_MDL=DESKJET 980Cpdl=application/vnd.hp-PCLBinary=TTBCP=T

http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/NetworkBeacon.html

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: dr_click on Mar 10, '05 12:32:42PM

Rendezvous for Windows (Tech Preview 4) will only discover printers that either

  • Are connected to the network and respond to Rendezvous scans, or

  • Are connected to the USB port on an Airport Extreme or Express.

RfW TP4 will not find printers that are connected to another Mac. I wasted multiple hours trying to get a ThinkPad to find an iMac-attached printer until I read the .doc file included in the RfW distribution (serves me right!).



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: acpulley on Aug 27, '04 01:47:51PM

Have enabled Windows Sharing and Printer Sharing on my iBook with OS 10.3. My iBook shows up on a Windows 98 laptop, but not an XP laptop. All are connected via a Linksys router. Is there something specific I need to do to configure XP to point the network browser in the right direction?



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: mmferro on Oct 08, '04 03:23:16PM

Hello,

I have two computers one running XP professional connected wireless using lynksis and my eMac running panther. I have an epson cx5200 connected to the emac and I want the XP machine to print to the epson..

Now I did the whole CUPS set up in the eMac and the xp machine finally found it, BUT, not when I select print it wont print to the CUPS printer neither will the mac..

any hints on what could be the problem?

but the eMac prints fine to the epson except when I select the CUPS printer I created.

Thanks

Monica



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: lbojan on Jan 04, '05 06:19:53PM

hi there monica, have you solved the problem with printing from win xp to mac os x shared printer ?
thanks in advance for every hint you are able to provide.
rgds,
bojan

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: cirix on Mar 25, '05 02:07:44AM

Mac:
Must have Windows Sharing On
Must have Printer Sharing On
Must go to http://127.0.0.1:631 to add another printer that is your USB printer but with a shorter name. (you may need to have root and password.)
Must select (when adding the new printer)
Device: Epson CX5200 (or similar-its your printer)
Make: EPSON
Model: Epson Stylus Color, CUPS +Gimp-print v4.2.5(en)
that should make the printer.

PC:
Must go to Epson Website and download the printer drivers for 5200. Only drivers. Install them.
Must go to control panels-to the printer section.
Must add new printer.
Must use the http://your.emac.ip.address:631/printers/short_name_of_printer
Once it finds it (it should) Select from the Epson drivers. And you should see your 5200 driver. Install that one.

Now, go to properties of the new printer.. and print a test page. :)

I have a 6600 and after much futzing with it.. it finally printed.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: tonyo on Nov 30, '05 10:52:06AM
That works prefectly. And, you don't need to have root enabled to do this. A username and password with admin privileges works just fiine.

I used it to connect my G4 (Tiger) with my XP laptop (Service Pack 2), printing to an HP Deskjet 932. Used the Gimp Print HP 900 series driver for CUPS.

Thanks much! Now the teens can print their homework without having to run upstairs and unplug the printer from our Mac! (Try to guess how often they plug it back in. Yea, right.) :)

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: JustinTyme on Feb 10, '05 12:10:31PM

This worked for me - Print to a shared Samsung ML-1740 on a Mac G5 from Windows XP.

1) Make sure you can see the shared printer in Windows in the "Add Printer" setup. I couldn't at first after installing the printer on the mac - so I went through the process to "unshare" Windows Printing in the Control Panel on the Mac and then shared it back - I also rebooted the Mac

2) Once you can see the shared Mac printer, simply "add" it to your Windows machine's printers by completeing the wizard.

3) Now, this was the key, for the newly installed shared printer, go to the printer properties (right click on the printer) and choose the "Advanced" tab. Then choose "New Driver". Choose from the available drivers "Apple" and "Apple Laser Writer Pro 600". The key is that it is a post-script driver. It doesn't seem to matter which model is chosen.

Worked for me.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: mrchucho on Mar 08, '05 09:57:43PM

Thank you! Until I switched printer drivers, nothing worked. So, thanks again.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: boshus on Aug 17, '05 09:45:19AM

I have tried all of the above but still am not able to print. The solution which gets me the furthest is to set up a second printer via CUPS on the Mac and then connect to it via a URL on the Win XP machine.

The job does arrive on the Mac, but it never gets printed: the queues says something along the lines of "generic:waiting for response from host".

Any ideas? Thanks in advance...



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer -- USE BONJOUR
Authored by: gregn on Nov 26, '05 02:02:36PM

Excellent news. After struggling with the hints listed here, I got my HP all-in-one (connected to a Mac Mini) working from an XP laptop in 5 minutes by downloading Bonjour from Apple.com. (I saw it mentioned in the support forums there.)

Previously, I was getting "access denied" even though I could see my shared printer from XP. Bonjour solved it.

Good luck.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer -- USE BONJOUR
Authored by: shippers on Dec 04, '05 09:44:52AM

I too tried Bonjour after hours of struggling to get a Brother HL5140 connected to a Mac Mini working on a XP machine and it worked first time with no problems. Bonjour is definitely the tool to use!



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: stevelockridge on Feb 11, '06 11:32:51AM

Wow! Works in OS X 10.4 also. It's a little slow though. Even printing directly from the iMac is a little slow. Not as fast as in Windows XP. Any ideas.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: mdanielvm on Mar 18, '07 05:04:40PM
Just get the "Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3" installer for PC:

at: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bonjourforwindows.html

install and run the wizard on your windows xp, it will automatically detect and offer to install ANY shared devices, drives, printers even fax modems etc.
Select the printer you want to use, next use the preselected GENERIC printer driver and you are done. Works like a charm. (It will actually use some kind of HP Laser 4550 driver when you look it up under the added printer properties. Also dont forget to set the proper paper size for the trays.)
I have tested this with my printers: Epson C62, C65 and my external Apple USB modem.

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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: junk666 on Jul 17, '08 12:27:58AM

Interesting... and it almost worked. My Epson SP1270 prints one or two lines of gibberish on each page and seems it will print a thousand pages even though I chose page 1-1. I think Windows cannot print to a Mac shared printer without a case-by-case custom setup. Win XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.4.11.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: marciano on Jul 30, '08 05:28:51PM

mdanielvm, this is almost the same solution as the hint.

SP2 and G4/400 10.4.11 attached printer Canon iP4500.
If I select a "Generic" printer or whatever I am able to print but printer properties are from a generic printer. If I select the proprietary driver all printer properties are available but nothing is printed. On the Mac side, in the iP4500 jobs window it is displayed a "completed" job despite nothing is printed. I get two lines, one for the generic driver print and the last one for the Canon driver. Is there any solution?
Thank you,



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: marciano on Jul 31, '08 05:55:30AM