Re: Vista Machine Takes Over Print - XP Printers Can't Print Afterwards
"grungebob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hey all and thanks ahead,
> Background before the question:
> I work for an architecture firm and are the test subjects to upgrading
> because we are the graphics department with all the programs that hog
> memory and have all the 64-bit programs... Adobe Photoshop CS4, 3DS Max
> 2009 and Revit 2008. I recently upgraded my machine to Vista Business
> x64 and all my co-workers except for one other (who also upgraded with
> me to Vista Business x64) are all on XP x86 machines.
> Okay, we have problems with the network printers that are shared on a
> server machine. Issue is, everyone can print all day til we print out
> something. (Yes, are machine recognize the printers... it is not a I
> can't see them or are they shared on the server). After it stops
> everyone, we can keep on printing ourselves. The only way to fix it is
> to reset the server machine to recognize the printer again.
> Is there any local fix from the take over from happening... or is it on
> the server machine? Actually, what is the fix? Currently are work around
> is to jump on a computer that hasn't been used by anyone for years (XP
> x86) to print.
> Thanks ahead
Hopefully someone whe reallly knows this issue will speak up. But until
Are these printers connected to the server via Ethernet or via USB?
If Ethernet, maybe you should try installing the printer directly onto your
Vista PC rather than printing via the server share.
If USB, perhaps you could have the server admin create another instnce of
the shared printer that only you print to.