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Print from Classic and OS X with an HP Laserjet 1012
Authored by: mikeepa on Feb 07, '07 04:45:22PM
<I know this is a bit late to respond to this particular soul...>

HOWTO - Configuring Mac OS X to Use a Windows XP Local Printer

- Print to a Shared Printer hooked to a Windows XP PC
- Access to printer Password protected

#1 Configure PC to allow Shared Printing
I have Mac OS X 10.4.8 printing to a Windows XP/Home system.
HP Laserjet 1012 is connected to the PC via USB.

1.1: Share the printer
⁃ Click on "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Printers and Faxes"
⁃ Highlight the printer, right-click and select "Sharing"
⁃ Enable sharing and give the printer a name...

1.2: Turn on "Print Services for UNIX"
⁃ Go to the "Control Panel"
⁃ Click on "Add or Remove Programs"
⁃ Click on (the left) "Add/Remove Windows Components"
⁃ Scroll down and check on "Other Network File and Print Services"
⁃ Click "Details" button and then check on "Print Services for Unix".

1.3: Make sure your firewall doesn't block printer sharing!
This depends on your firewall / security application, but please give it a once-over and make sure you're not blocking print sharing or else you're going to be ripping your hair out in about 10 minutes.

#2 Configure Mac OS X
2.1: Driver install
[Futile Step] Download and install the Mac OS X version of the printer drivers from the HP Driver CD that came with printer
Sorry, this doesn't work for the HP Laserjet 1012 printer
Have to download better drivers, gutenprint-5.0 released on 07/30/2006
Go to and install gutenprint5.0.0-.U.dmg

2.2: Setup the printer
⁃ Go to "System Preferences" -> "Print & Fax"
⁃ Add a Printer (the "+" button)
⁃ Hold down ALT(option) key and click "More Printers"
⁃ Select "Advanced" and "Windows printer via SAMBA"
⁃ The Device URI should be something like: smb://user:pass@Workgroup/Machine/Printer
⁃ Then, choose the printer model and click "Add".

Syntax: smb://"WindowsXPUsername":Password@WorkgroupName/SharedPrinterName

smb://"Brandon Erlichmann":passwordABC@MSHOME/EICHLERPC/HP1010printer

If you don't use this "Advanced" technique, you will most likely get NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED errors (see previous note)

2.3: Run "Software Update" to latest OS X
Don't skip this if you're running anything less than 10.4.5: I had trouble with 10.4.4 throwing off "NT_STATUS_NO_MEMORY" errors and it turns out that there were some SMB bugs in 10.4.4 that were fixed with 10.4.5, so please update now if you need to.


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