8 64-bit Edition, Windows
1 On the Desktop screen, right-click the bottom left corner of the screen, and then click Control Panel Hardware
and Sound (Hardware for Windows Server
2 Right-click the printer icon and select Printer properties.
3 On the Sharing tab, click Change Sharing Options if exists.
4 Select the Share this printer check box, and then type a name in the Share name text box.
5 Click Additional Drivers and select the operating systems of all network clients using this printer.
6 Click Apply, and then click OK.
Checking the Shared Printer
To confirm that the printer is properly shared:
Ensure that the printer object in the Printers, Printers and Faxes, or Devices and Printers folder is shared. The
shared icon is shown under the printer icon.
From a network client, browse Network or My Network Places. Find the host name of the server and the shared
name you assigned to the printer.
After you have checked that the printer is shared, use methods such as Windows Point and Print to use the shared
printer from a network client.
If the OS bit editions (32/64 bit edition) differ between a print server and a client computer, you need to manually add the
printer driver for the client computer edition on the server. Otherwise, the printer driver cannot be installed on the client
computer using methods such as Point and Print. For example, if the print server runs on Windows Vista
the client computer runs on Windows
64-bit client on the 32-bit server.
Click Additional Drivers on the screen for sharing printers.
For details about how to display this screen, see "Enabling Shared Printing from the Computer."
Select the x64 check box, and then click OK.
Software and Documentation disc into your computer.
Click Browse to specify the folder that contains the 64-bit OS driver, and then click OK.
Installing Printer Drivers on Windows
7 64-bit edition, follow the procedures below to additionally install the printer driver for
8.1 64-bit Edition, Windows Server
2012 R2) Devices and Printers.
2012, or Windows
32-bit edition, while