Can't add printer

q12368c

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When I trying to add other user's printer '\\computer\printer-name' (which is connect to other Windows XP PC's USB port)

“The specified print monitor is unknown”

Any expert can help me?

Thank a lot.
 

Shamus MacNoob

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Is the printer shared? If so then use browse for printer and add it that way
 

q12368c

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the printer is sure shared. other computer (XP as OS) can added successfully. but the Vista (Business) can't.
 

Shamus MacNoob

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Can you browse shared file from the XP if your on the Vista? Can the Vista see the XP machine and open its shares?
 

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I want to know if you can browse files on the XP machine from within Vista?
 

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If that is the case then the add printer should be easy , what make and model is it? Are there Vista drivers for the printer?

If you put the printer on the Vista machine could you share it out to the windows xp ?
 

q12368c

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The printer is HP 1320.
The printer driver is already install on the Vista.
 

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Do you have the drivers for Vista installed on the server that you are sharing the printer out from? You need to select which drivers to include/share.
 

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what happens if you type in \\xp-machine\shared printer name?

I'm trying to establish that it can't be seen even by normally networking to it instead of going through the print wizard.
 

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