Parallels Desktop will not print

By jobeard
Aug 12, 2007
  1. For background, Parallels Desktop is a means to run Win/XP on an Intel Mac,
    giving the benefits of both systems.

    It is working well, all except the printing to a local machine. The concepts for
    printing are the same as printing from XP to a printer attached to a Mac,
    ie: Add Network Printer, ignore the true printer make/model number and use
    the Apple Laserwriter PS or Apple Color Laserwriter PS print drivers. The print
    job gets spooled via the network to the remote printer. In this case, it's
    the printer attached to the same box, just being operated by the other OS.

    I've seen Parallels Desktop print for other Macs, just not the one I'm working on :(
    The setup goes well up to the point of installing the Apple LZ drivers where
    it complains "operation could not be completed". grrrr.

    Parallel Tools is installed correctly and the Mac Disk Tool was run to verify and repair
    all permissions. Attempt to reinstall the network printer still fails.

    Any Ideas?

  2. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    you've made sure that the print spooler is running in start, run, "services.msc" in windows right?, maybe try and restart that service and see if anything happens, i'm not a big MAC guy, so i prolly wont be of much help
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,161   +986

    With the normal driver for the printer make/model, the file spools correctly but
    prints nothing. This symptom is typical for Mac remote printers with the wrong setup --
    it *must* be the Apple Laserwriter driver for it to work --
    I just did this on another user, XP remote print to an eMac and it works fine.

    It's not the Mac side printer or spooler; it's the fact that I can't get the
    Apple Lasserwriter driver install under the Paralles Desktop :(
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