Sorry this is so long!!
I am having a mare with a HP PSC 1315 ( Printer Scanner Copier).
I have XP client laptops, all connected to my NT4 Domain ( I know...) via 2 wireless access routers, sharing a 10Mbps Connection each. All clients are locked down via gpedit (group policy) bar 1 which is used by the teacher only ( i work in a school by the way).
The teachers laptop has a HP PSC 1315 installed on it and we want to use it over the network for all other 25 laptops. The 25 laptops are used by Kids, so install the printer 18750 times is a no go ( 750 kids x 25 laptops) so i want to install it as a local printer for all users.
So.. i went to install new printer, selected local printer, unchecked the auto detect my local plug and play printer box, click next, create a new port, new port is entered as servernamesharename, and click next. This is where i fall down. I select HP from the list, the printer is not listed. i choose have disk and enter the install cd, it does not find the driver. i retry and point the cd to all the inf files availible and still find no driver. I have been to HP and downloaded the latest drivers ( and every otherone!!! ) and still cannot pick up the driver. I have installed the disk to the hdd and tried to browse the hdd and still have no joy!!
HP have told me i need to point and print, but i can't do this coz the laptops are locked down, there is no search, and that is where i would have to do it for all users, 18750 times, at 5 minutes a laptop is 65days 24/7!
Has anyone got any ideas, or solutions? I am shortly going to throw the printer out the window..
Once again, sorry this is so long, any help would be great.
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