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SHARED PRINTER ANNOYANCES

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The Annoyance:

We have two HP DeskJet 550C printers, each of which is attached to a different computer. On the Sharing tab of each printer’s Properties dialog box, I selected the option to share the printer. Windows gave both printers the same sharename: HPDeskJe. After I install these printers on all the computers on the network, how will users be able to tell which printer is which?

The Fix:

Users won’t be able to tell the difference, but don’t worry. You don’t have to use the name Windows enters on the Sharing tab; it’s only a suggestion. Replace the name with something more meaningful, such as the printer’s location. For example, use DJ-Blue for the printer attached to the computer in the bedroom with blue walls, or DJ-Amy if the printer is attached to the computer in Amy’s room.


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