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HP LaserJet 1100 Printers - Installing a Shared Printer Driver Using Point and Print

Introduction

NOTE: This document outlines the procedures for sharing a printer using Microsoft Windows Sharing (Peer-to-Peer networking). If these procedures are not successful, click here to contact Microsoft Non-HP site (http://www.microsoft.com). HP does not support Peer-to-Peer networking, as the feature is a function of Microsoft operating systems and not of the HP printer drivers.
This document provides instructions for installing a printer driver using the Microsoft (R) Point and Print function when you cannot see the printer on the network.

Point and Print is a Microsoft term used to describe a driver installation process. It involves two steps:

  • The first step is to install a shared driver on a network print server.

  • The second step is to "point" to the print server from a network client so that the client can use the print driver. This process is also described as a network installation of a printer driver.

    NOTE: Click here or go to http://www.hp.com/go/laserjet_software to link to an index of HP LaserJet software available for downloading.
    WARNING: This document outlines the procedures for installing print drivers with Point and Print. If these procedures are not successful, then you should contact Microsoft. HP does not strictly support Point and Print, and the feature is a function of the Microsoft operating systems, not HP print drivers.
    NOTE: NT drivers written by HP are supported only on an Intel X86 processor type. Any other processor type must use NT drivers written by Microsoft.

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Windows 95 server and Windows 95 clients

  1. Using the Add Printer Wizard, install the Windows 95 driver on the server. Follow these steps:

    1. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to bring up the Close Program Window.

    2. End Task on every program except Explorer. (Highlight the other items, one at a time, and click the End Task button. Repeat step (a) each time you need to End Task on another item.)

    3. Click Start, Settings, and then Printers.

    4. In the Printers folder, double-click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer Wizard.

    5. Click Next, and then select Local Printer. Click Next.

    6. Select the printer model in the list of available printers, or select Have Disk if you are installing the driver from an alternate source, such as diskette, CD-ROM, or software download. If you are installing the driver from a software download, you must know the path where the software has been downloaded.

    7. Complete the installation.

  2. After the installation is complete, highlight the printer icon, then click File and Properties. In the Printer Properties window, select the Sharing tab. (You must enable File and Print Sharing service for either Microsoft networks or Novell networks on the server.)

  3. Under the Sharing tab, select “Shared As” and type in a share name. Any Comment or Password is optional. To exit Properties, click OK. The printer icon in the Printers folder will now have a hand displayed below it, indicating that the printer is shared.

  4. From a Windows 95 client, you can install the driver using Point and Print in one of the following four ways:

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and double-click the printer share name.

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server, and then drag and drop the icon for the shared printer into your Printers folder.

    • In the Printers folder, open the Add Printer Wizard and select Network Printer. Click Next. Enter the network path or queue name, or choose Browse to search the network to locate the appropriate path.

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and double-click. Then locate the printer share name and right-click. Click Install.

  5. Complete the installation through the Add Printer Wizard.

Enabling file and print sharing

  1. Open the properties of Network Neighborhood from the Windows 95 desktop.

  2. Under the Configuration tab, determine if File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks or File and printer sharing for NetWare Networks is listed in the installed components list.

  3. If the appropriate component is listed, continue to step 6. If not, click the Add button.

  4. In the Select Network Component Type window, choose Service, and click the Add button.

  5. In the Select Network Service window, select Microsoft under Manufacturers and File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks , or select NetWare Networks. Click OK.

  6. Under the Configuration tab of the Network window, select the File and Print Sharing button. Click to check the box next to "I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s)." Click OK.

  7. Click OK to exit the Network window.

  8. In the System Settings Change window, select "Yes" to restart the computer now.

  9. Windows 95 will restart.

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Windows NT 4.0 server and Windows NT 4.0 clients

  1. Using the Add Printer Wizard, install the Windows NT driver on the server:

    1. Click Start, Settings, and then Printers.

    2. In the Printers folder, double-click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer Wizard.

    3. Click Next. Select My Computer, and then click Next.

    4. Select the appropriate port in the list, or select Add Port to connect to a network port not in the list.

    5. Select the printer model in the list of available printers, or select Have Disk if you are installing the driver from an alternate source, such as a diskette, CD-ROM, or software download. If you are installing the driver from a software download, you must know the path to which the software has been downloaded.

    6. Complete the installation.

  2. After the installation is complete, highlight the printer icon, then select File and Properties. In the Printer Properties window, select the Sharing tab.

  3. Under the Sharing tab, select Shared, and then type in a share name. If desired, select the Security tab and select Permissions to modify the default user permissions of the printer. To exit Properties, click OK. The printer icon in the Printers folder will now have a hand displayed below it, indicating that the printer is shared.

  4. From a Windows NT 4.0 client, you can install the driver using Point and Print in one of the following four ways:

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and double-click the printer share name.

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and drag and drop the icon for the shared printer into your Printers folder.

    • In the Printers folder, open the Add Printer Wizard and select Network printer server. Click Next. Enter the network path or queue name, or browse the network to locate the appropriate path.

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and double-click. Then locate the printer share name and right-click. Click Install.

  5. Complete the installation through the Add Printer Wizard.

    NOTE: To install the printer driver on the NT 4.0 server, you must have Administrator permissions on the server.

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Windows NT 4.0 server and Windows 95 clients

  1. Install the Windows NT driver on the server using the Add Printer Wizard:

    1. Click Start, Settings, and then Printers.

    2. In the Printers folder, open the Add Printer Wizard (select Add Printer; then select File and Open from the Menu Bar).

    3. Click Next. Select My Computer, and then click Next.

    4. Select the appropriate port in the list, or select Add Port to connect to a network port that is not in the list.

    5. Select the printer model in the list of available printers, or select Have Disk if you are installing the driver from an alternate source, such as a diskette, CD-ROM, or software download. If you are installing the driver from a software download, you must know the path to which the software has been downloaded.

    6. Complete the installation.

  2. After the installation is complete, highlight the printer icon and select File/Properties. In the Printer Properties window, select the Sharing tab.

  3. Under the Sharing tab, click Shared, and then type in a share name. In the Alternate Drivers list, select Windows 95. If desired, select the Security tab and click Permissions to modify the default user permissions of the printer. Click OK.

  4. Click OK in the Insert Disk window.

  5. In the Printer Drivers for Windows 95 window, enter the appropriate path for the Windows 95 printer driver .INF file. If the printer driver file is on a disk, insert the diskette or CD-ROM in the disk drive. Click OK.

  6. Click OK again to confirm the path for the Windows 95 .INF file. Windows NT will then copy the Windows 95 printer driver files. The printer icon in the Windows NT 4.0 Printers folder will now have a hand beneath it indicating that it is shared.

  7. From a Windows 95 client, you may install the driver using Point and Print in one of the following three ways:

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and double-click the printer share name.

    • In Network Neighborhood, locate the server and drag and drop the icon for the shared printer into your Printers folder.

    • In the Printers folder, open the Add Printer Wizard and click Network Printer. Click Next. Enter the network path or queue name, or browse the network to locate the appropriate path.

  8. Complete the installation through the Add Printer Wizard.

    NOTE: To install the NT 4.0 printer driver on the NT 4.0 server, you must have Administrator permissions on the server.

    The Windows NT 4.0 printer .INF file must contain the same printer name as the Windows 95 printer .INF file.

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