Use the printer properties for sharing printers on a network. This video looks at sharing and security options in Windows, so techs can set up, maintain, and remove shared printers. Mike also covers how to access shared printers from other computers on a network.
- So I've got this little inkjet … that's connected directly to my system here … via a USB connection. … Now, at this point in time, … nobody else can use this printer. … The printer is a local connection … and anything that's local to your computer, … be it a printer or be it a folder, … has to actually be shared. … Now, we've discussed sharing folders in other episodes. … This time, let's go ahead and share a printer. … So to do that, let's head over to the Control Panel … and let's take a look at My Devices and Printers. … All right, so here's my happy little printer. … It works great on my own local system, … but I want other people to enjoy it. … So I'm going to go through the process … of sharing this printer. … So I go to Printer Properties and we click on Sharing. … And what I'm going to do is say, Share this printer. … Then I get this big, long name. … I could leave it like that if I wanted, … but this is going to be showing up on the network, … so I want to give it something short. …
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