We have seen some cases like this one. 1. try to install latest printer
driver. 2. Install the printer as local printer first and then remap it as
network printer. The following links may help too.
Vista reports shared printer offline after rebooting
Vista: HP Printer gets "lost"
Vista Print Issues
Fix printer sharing in Vista by installing local port first ... Many
Vista printer issues are solved by installing the printer as a Local Printer
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
"Carmel" <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>2 computers with vista home professional. Printer can be shared (canon
> i550). wWhen laptop is shut down, printer has to be reinstalled. When I
> look at printer properties ports are no longer shown, sharing does not
> mention name of printer, yet genral shows that canon i550 is printer.
> suggestions please.