using a win2k box as a print server

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by purduematt, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. purduematt macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2002
    i have an old win2k box, and i would like to use it as a print server so that I can print from my TiBook via my LAN at home. i have played with this a little bit, but haven't had any luck, and was wondering if anybody had any experience doing this. thanks

  2. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    do either of these address the issue of getting a mac to print to a pc?

    i just skimmed, but i didn't see any mention of mac configuration.

    i have a win98 box at home, and i have printed to it from my Tibook. basically, what you have to do (what i did), is set up the printer for sharing over the network, and then get gimp-print and ghostscript from

    then follow the instructions here:

    that should let you print to windows. it's kinda funky to set up, but you only have to do that once. make sure that your w2k server has a static IP address--as in, you don't want a DHCP router giving it a different IP address each time it logs onto the router, because that will throw off your printer driver. good luck!

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