Windows Printing Woes

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xander562, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    So now that i've upgraded to Leopard, i love every bit of it. EXCEPT i can no longer print to my windows shared printer. I was able to in Tiger, but once i upgraded to leopard, all my printer settings were lost and even though it seems to be a simpler and easier process to set up a windows printer in leopard than in tiger, it doesnt work! I've been going through the process over and over again and i can't get it to work. Am I missing something here? Can someone please help me?
     
  2. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    EDIT: I've figured it out. I followed the directions that can be found over here. Worked like a charm.
     
  3. Nick T. macrumors regular

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    Thanks Xander!

    This was driving me crazy until I found your post.

    Knowing how to access the CUPS pages is valuable!
     
  4. MikeTheCat macrumors newbie

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    Is there any specific password that you enter for the last step? I can't figure out the password for my XP computer, I've enabled the guest account, the regular account, and I even created a new account with a password and nothing... Any suggestions?
     
  5. Nick T. macrumors regular

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    It's asking you to give it permission to write to the Apple computer, so you need to enter an administrator's name and password.
     
  6. MikeTheCat macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I would figure this, but my Administrator account has the username "Owner" with no password. I type this in to the CUPS page and it just doesn't work. None of the accounts work on the computer with CUPS, but if I mount the C drive and use that username and password it works flawlessly.

    EDIT: Maybe I should explain what's going on here a little better, because I don't know if people understand. I have a Samsung CLP-500 printer, and I got the newest drivers from the Samsung website. When I set up the printer using SAMBA, everything seems like it works, except for when I actually print something, it says "Please use correct driver." Then I tried a generic pot-script driver, and it didn't work at all. Anybody have any help?
     

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