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Connect to a printer on a NetWare server

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To connect to a printer on a NetWare server

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Double-click Add Printer, and then click Next.

  3. Click A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer, and then click Next.

  4. Click Connect to this printer.

  5. In Name, type the name of a printer in the following format:

    \\servername\sharename

    Or, to find the NetWare printer in Shared printers, click Next.

  6. Follow the remaining instructions in the Add Printer Wizard to finish connecting to the NetWare printer.

    The icon for that printer appears in your Printers and Faxes folder.

Important

  • The IPX/SPX protocol is not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition and the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family. Due to its dependency on the IPX/SPX protocol, Client Service for NetWare is not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition and the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.

Notes

  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • To connect to a printer on a NetWare server, you must have Client Service for NetWare and NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol (NWLink) installed. For information on how to do this, see Related Topics.

  • If a printer driver is not available locally for a NetWare printer, you are prompted to install one.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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