How do I find out the name of my Printer Server?



M. B.
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
I am running Windows XP SP2 and have one printer connected to it via the
Ethernet port.
I am trying to find out the NAME of my Printer Server, as I am trying
accomplish this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314499

My printer name is BROTHER

Where would I look for this information on my system?

Stephen
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
M. B. wrote:
>> I am running Windows XP SP2 and have one printer connected to it via
>> the Ethernet port.
>> I am trying to find out the NAME of my Printer Server, as I am trying
>> accomplish this:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314499
>>
>> My printer name is BROTHER
>>
>> Where would I look for this information on my system?

[unofficial] The name is two forward slashes followed by the name of the
computer the printer hardware is connected to followed by a single forward
slash followed by the name of the computer.

So if a printer was installed on Mindycomputer and shared using the name
Printalot then the name of the shared printer is:

\\Mindycomputer\Printalot

If go to your Printer and Faxes folder, you can click on "Add a printer"
which starts a wizard. As you go through the steps you will have an
opportunity to browser the network for a printer.

Also note that when the printer is installed you should select the option
allowing it to print from MS-DOS based programs.

Don Schmidt
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
When you install the printer and it asks you for a port, select the printer
server. If you don't see a printer server on the list, you need to install
the printer server.
Do you see a printer when you, Start, Settings, Printers and Faxes? If not,
can you install by selecting File, Add Printer?


--
Don
Vancouver, USA



"M. B." <REMOVETHESPAMmystic02@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:QeIme.4602$vK5.4134@trnddc03...
>I am running Windows XP SP2 and have one printer connected to it via the
>Ethernet port.
> I am trying to find out the NAME of my Printer Server, as I am trying
> accomplish this:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314499
>
> My printer name is BROTHER
>
> Where would I look for this information on my system?
>


How do I find out the name of my Printer Server?