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How Do I Add a Network Printer That is Not Published in Active Directory?

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  • Hello there,

    Has anybody tried to add a network printer which is not published in Active Directory? When in Devices I clicked Add a device and a search window popped up. Unfortunately my printer is not published in Active Directory and hence, search did not find my printer.

    How do I add the printer manually? Possibly this feature is not yet supported in the current build of Windows Developer Preview?

    In Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 I used to manually add the printer's IP and port. I am using HP LaserJet M5035 MFP.

    Thank you.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:27 AM

Answers

  • Thank you for your help!

    Although Add legacy hardware did not work, I managed to solve the problem.

    I solved the problem by following:

    1. Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\ and choose Advanced Printer Setup.
    2. On the Add Printer page select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next.
    3. On the Choose a printer port page select Create a new port and select Standard TCP/IP Port.
    4. Type the IP address of your printer in both edit boxes on the Type a printer hostname or IP address page.
    5. If you don't have a driver in the list, choose Windows update. At least it worked for our HP LaserJet MFP.

     

     


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Friday, September 23, 2011 5:27 PM

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  • You can go to the desktop version of Control Panel using the More settings in the left list. The most legacy version of add a new device wizard is in the Device Manager panel when you right click on the computer name and choose Add legacy hardware.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:06 AM
  • Thank you for your help!

    Although Add legacy hardware did not work, I managed to solve the problem.

    I solved the problem by following:

    1. Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\ and choose Advanced Printer Setup.
    2. On the Add Printer page select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next.
    3. On the Choose a printer port page select Create a new port and select Standard TCP/IP Port.
    4. Type the IP address of your printer in both edit boxes on the Type a printer hostname or IP address page.
    5. If you don't have a driver in the list, choose Windows update. At least it worked for our HP LaserJet MFP.

     

     


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Friday, September 23, 2011 5:27 PM