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Why can't I share the printer ? RRS feed

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  • Why can't I share the printer ? The printer is dimmed, you see the attached image file

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/6z90p6n942nuzw6/NotSharePrinter01a.jpg/file

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/lg3mh96mbb6mjvh/NotSharePrinter02.jpg/file

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/a47qh3z2z6exide/NotSharePrinter03.jpg/file

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:14 AM

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  • Hi,

    Please follow the steps on this document to check if your print can be shared.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4089224/windows-10-share-network-printer

    Best regards,

    Drake


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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:10 AM
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  • I have read your document already. If my check box button (share this printer) is dimmed, it will not allow check mark, can you see my image file attached ?
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:46 AM
  • Please check if there is a "Change Properties" button under the "General" lab, click it and run as the administrator to set the printer sharing. If you installed a shared printer from another computer or server you won’t be able to change the properties. You will have to go to the computer that the printer is connected and change the settings there.

    Best regards,

    Drake


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    Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:01 AM
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  • Have you tried to share it manually with PowerShell? Open and Administrative PowerShell window and share the printer... Set-Printer -Name "YourPrinterName" -Shared $True -ShareName "YourPrinterNameSeenOnTheNetwork" Use the Get-Printer command to check and confirm printer status.
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:03 AM
  • 1. You Drake_WuWicresoft (MSFT CSG) instructed me to try it but it couldn't.
    2. You durrie tell "Open and Administrative PowerShell", Where do it ? I don't know this place, can you tell me more ?
    Friday, July 19, 2019 4:17 AM
  • To open an elevated PowerShell prompt, in the taskbar search, type powershell.

    Now see the result Windows PowerShell which appears on the top. Right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

    The UAC prompt will ask you for your consent. Click yes, and the prompt will open.

    An elevated PowerShell prompt will display Administrator: Windows PowerShell on the top in the prompt’s border.

    Best regards,

    Drake


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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:19 AM
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  • I have followed your instructions but it's still cannot
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:25 AM
  • Hi,

    This does not seem to be a question of Windows development, Since this forum is for Application Compatibility for Windows Desktop Development, I suggest to turn to this forum for better support:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverprint

    Best regards,

    Drake


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    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:15 AM
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