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Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Posted October 26, 2007 at 12:12am by iClarified · 20871 views
To print to a shared windows printer from Mac OS X Leopard follow these steps:

Step One
Select System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left hand corner of the screen.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Two
Click to select the Print & Fax icon from the System Preferences window.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Three
If the lock icon at the bottom of the Print & Fax Preferences Window is locked click it to unlock the print preferences.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

A popup window will appear asking you to enter your administrative username and password. Do this then click Ok.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Notice the lock icon is now unlocked!
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Four
Click the plus (+) icon to add a new printer.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Five
Click to select the Windows tab from the Print & Fax Preferences Window.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Six
In the leftmost column a list of the visible workgroups on your network will be displayed. Select the workgroup which contains the shared printer.

Next in the middle column select the computer which is sharing the printer.

Finally select the shared printer from the rightmost column.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

NOTE***: You may be asked to enter the username and password required to access the shared pc. Enter this information then check the box Remember this password in my keychain if you would like the password remembered. Finally click the Connect button.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Seven
Enter a name for the printer in the Name field. Choose Select a driver to use... from the Print Using Dropdown Menu.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

A list of print drivers will appear under the dropdown menu. Select the correct one from the list. You can enter your printer name into the search field to look for it.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Eight
Click the Add button to add your printer.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard

Step Nine
The Print & Fax Preferences Window will now display your newly connected printer! Press Command+q on the keyboard to close System Preferences.
Print to a Shared Windows Printer From Leopard
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Help!
Help! - April 9, 2008 at 6:32pm
When i click connect to connect to the windows computer it goes back to the Printer and Fax screen and does not do anything. I think that it is a problem with connecting to shared computers because i cannot just simply connect to my desktop either.
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