How to Add Domain shared network printer to Vista Home?

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  1. grocerylist

    grocerylist New Member

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    I have a SBS 2003 server that has a few shared network printers. With Vista Home I'm unable to join the domain. Is there anyway that I can somehow add this shared network printer so I can print to it with my Vista Home machine?

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  2. critter783

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    Are they true network printers, as in they have a network interface and IP address, or are they USB printers that are shared?

    If they've got NICs, just print directly to the IPs.

    Edit: You can also specify network credentials whenever you attempt to connect to the printer, and it will allow you to authenticate.
     
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    Go to run and type

    \\server\sharename

    Enter a domain username and password when the box pops up. Check remember if you want.
     
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    grocerylist New Member

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    No it's not a true network printer. Just shared from a XP Pro machine and I've added the printer to the AD in SBS 2003. I'll try running \\server\sharename

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