Re: Adding Network Printer
I did install the software first and it prints fine directly connected. XP
is smart enough to know the drivers are already installed when installing a
network printer. I tought Vista would be as well but that isn't the case.
It may be a hugh problem in my network because users have no access to
install printer drivers so I have to install ahead of time. If Vista won't
find them I am going to be up the creek.
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> a) Use USB to connect the printer to the PC
> b) Install the software from Canon BEFORE connecting the printer to the PC
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> "lforbes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I have an Canon Pixima 3000 installed and shared on my XP Desktop. I try
> > to
> > connect to it and it asks me if I want to "install" the drivers. I click
> > Yes
> > and it says "Can't connect to the Printer because the specified Print
> > Monitor
> > is Unknown"
> > I have installed the printer as an LPT1 printer and the drivers are
> > included
> > with Vista. I went to Canon's website and installed the Print Monitor.
> > With XP You had the option of keeping the current Drivers or installing
> > the
> > network ones. However, Vista seems to be a dumbed down version of XP with
> > very few options.
> > Does anyone have any ideas? I am getting pretty tired of Vista's
> > limitations.
> > Lara