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Can't Connect To Printer From List Of Printers Available


Windows can't connect to a printer i selected from a list of printers available. How do i get it to connect? We have two new computers, vista ultimate and windows 7 pro. (64bit) machines that join a domain when they log in. The first machine (vista) has a new usb printer installed and shared while logged in as domain admin. For the shared drivers it has 64 bit drivers (also asked to install x86 drivers if i select that driver type, but since only 64 bit machines will use this printer i left it unchecked).

On the second machine (logged in as domain admin), i add the printer (find printer by name or tcp/ip address: browse for printer - selected it from the list). It comes back with a message "couldn't connect to the printer. Check the name and try again. I tried to add it using the the select shared printer by name: ip address printer name, but i get the same message.

I am able to connect the second computer (windows 7) to a network printer (with internal nic) connected directly to the network but these other printers belong to other departments. How do i get computer 2 (7) to print to computer 1 (vista).


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