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Windows 7/8 machines not seeing printer shares.

Hi,

I am quite new to this so please bare with me. I am upgrading a number of XP systems in an existing netware environment. One issue I have found is that any machine running windows 7 or higher cannot see the printer shares set up on the server. XP machines can see these printer shares with no issues. Am I missing something here (most likely)?

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Josh
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Re: Windows 7/8 machines not seeing printer shares.

Kirkface8,
> I am quite new to this so please bare with me. I am upgrading a number
> of XP systems in an existing netware environment. One issue I have found
> is that any machine running windows 7 or higher cannot see the printer
> shares set up on the server. XP machines can see these printer shares
> with no issues. Am I missing something here (most likely)?


Printer shares? I assume these printers are NDPS ones? If so, NDPS as such
is not supported on Win7 and above, so you must use iPrint, which is
really only a layer on top of NDPS (on NW) anyway.



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Re: Windows 7/8 machines not seeing printer shares.

On 13.06.2014 11:49, Anders Gustafsson wrote:
> Kirkface8,
>> I am quite new to this so please bare with me. I am upgrading a number
>> of XP systems in an existing netware environment. One issue I have found
>> is that any machine running windows 7 or higher cannot see the printer
>> shares set up on the server. XP machines can see these printer shares
>> with no issues. Am I missing something here (most likely)?

>
> Printer shares? I assume these printers are NDPS ones?


I would even assume they're queue based.

> If so, NDPS as such
> is not supported on Win7 and above, so you must use iPrint, which is
> really only a layer on top of NDPS (on NW) anyway.


even iPrint gets *very* long in it's teeth on Netware. Forget anything
newer than Win7, and even that is fragile.

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Re: Windows 7/8 machines not seeing printer shares.

Sure. I definitely recommend OES as a backend for iPrint

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Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

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