Networking a printer on a domain

By apprentice01
Mar 12, 2013
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  1. I have a HP Laserjet 4000n PCL6 that is connected to a windows XP in a virtual setting on the domain network. I believe it has a static IP address (because it doesn't have the typical 192.168.100...) number. When I try to add the printer to the local environment in windows 7, I go to the control panel, add a printer, I choose network the printer or a printer attached to another computer, it shows the printer name, and then I choose connect to this printer, but it says I'm missing the .inf file. Anyone know how I can get this working on the windows 7 side?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,386   +608

    .inf file contains the driver information. In the settings on the XP, you can go into printer sharing settings. Maybe you can enable 'hold additional driver files for download' or something. I don't know, I do this via Server 2008 R2 (no idea why you aren't either).
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    Use brute force:-
    install the printer directly to any PC.
    now you can find the INF file and copy it to the domain server for easy access from any pc JOINed to the domain.


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