for the print share names on the X64 machine, keep them short and without
the spaces. It will work with the spaces but you have to "" around the
configuration on the XP machines.
To install the 32 bit Vista Canon drivers on the x64 machine , you will need
to install them remotely using a 32bit Vista machine. There are other
ways to do this but that's the easiest.
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"Tom Ferguson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Navigate to Printers on the box with the connected printer. Right click on
> the printer name. Properties Sharing Change Sharing Options Share
> this printer Additional drivers....
> MSMVP 1998-2007
> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Recently upgraded our "main" pc to Vista Ultimate... wireless laptops are
>> running XP. Network is set up correctly, file sharing is working great,
>> computers able to access network drives and shared files.
>> Problem is that XP laptops cannot print up to the main system which has
>> canon printers attached via usb. Drivers automatically updated on the
>> machine when printers were plugged in. One laptop has it's own printer
>> I can print down from vista.
>> tried installing Vista printers as both shared printers and as local
>> on the XP machines "\\main\printer_1" etc... No Good either way
>> Tried installing "additional drivers" through the printer control panel
>> vista but got error stating that "...drivers were incompatible with
>> Any Ideas out there????