Installing Win XP Printer on OSX 10.5.4

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skitr31, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. skitr31 macrumors newbie

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    Hey All,

    I'm having some trouble with this, i am a windows technition but do have a bit of mac experience. To start with, i have googled but havnt found a working solution. I can get it to work from OSX 10.4.11 (Tiger) by doing it the same way as listed here; http://macs.about.com/od/macwindows/ss/sharewinprttig_4.htm

    works perfect, but when i try to do it for Leopard, the menu system is completely different and it wont work, as read here; http://macs.about.com/od/macwindows/ss/sharewinprinter_4.htm. PC's (not macs) are on a Domain, when i navigate through the domain as liusted to in previous link, i cant acces the pc that the printer is shared on, no client pc's are listed - just servers. How can i setup the printer the same as in Tiger (by just typing username/password and address).

    Cheers Heaps,

    -Dan
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    did you set the macs workgroup the same as the domain?
     
  3. skitr31 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its not setup like that, but i can and will eventually put it on the domain. But thats not the point, the windows xp client machines dont have AD integration, you cant veiw them via folder browsing, you need to type in their UNC path....

    How can i do this!!!!
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Okay, i meant workgroup not joining it to the domain. This way it for some reason can see things easier.

    But if you don't want to do that, then go to http://localhost:631/
    Its the CUPS sub system. Its the configuration that actually does the backend work. Yes you may recognize it from Unix. :D
    From here you can add printer then name it etc. Then click next it will ask for the type of connection, then next again and you can enter the UNC path.
     

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