How to install a network printer as a local printer using a local port instead of using the ip address


What you have to do is delete the networked printer(s) and then re-install the printer(s) as local printer on a local port. Follow the directions below.

1. Quit all Windows programs.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
3. Right-click your printer, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu. You receive the following message
Are you sure you want to delete the printer ‘printer name’?
where ‘printer name’ is the name of your installed default printer.
4. Click Yes.
5. You may also receive an additional message when you delete your printer driver:
Some files were used only for this printer and are no longer needed. Would you like to delete these files now?
If you receive the message, click Yes.
6. After Windows removes your installed default printer and its associated files, reinstall the printer. To do this, use one of the following procedures, depending on the version of Windows that you are using.

Microsoft Windows XP a. Click Start, click Control Panel , click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
b. Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.
c. Click Local printer, clear the “Automatically detect and install” check box, and then click Next.
d. Click Create a new port, and then click Local Port in the Port type section.
e. In the Port Name box, type the path to the printer in the following format where server is the name of the print server and printer is the name of the printer:
\\ server \ printer
f. Click Next, and then select a Windows 2000 or Windows XP driver for your printer.
g. Click Next, and then follow the instructions to finish the wizard.
Microsoft Windows 2000 a. In the Printers dialog box (click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers), double-click Add Printer. When the Printer Wizard appears, click Next.
b. Click to select Local Printer, and then click Next.
c. Click Create a new port, select Local Port in the Type box, and then click Next.
d. Type the network share name for the printer in the Port Name box. For example, type \\Server name\My printer, and then click OK.
e. Click Next, select your printer manufacturer and model from the list, and then follow the remaining steps in the wizard to reinstall your Windows printer driver.
Click Next, and then use the disk that was provided by your printer manufacturer, and then install it according to the installation instructions. For more information about how to install the printer driver that was provided with your printer, please contact your printer manufacturer.

source: trainer 4063 at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/office2007deployment/thread/a2dec8e5-b7db-4b95-8a79-ffb7234dc734

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One Response to “How to install a network printer as a local printer using a local port instead of using the ip address”

  1. Brent Says:

    Cheers for that, helped me alot while installing my network on my brother multifunction printer.

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