Hi, I'll be happy to help with this issue
can you let me know the make/model of the printer concerned
also, what version of Windows is running on the workstation - is that Windows 7?
Let me know and I'll be able to advise further
The printer is a HP LaserJet 1160 and on the workstation I am running Win 7 Ultimate
Thanks - are both machines in a workgroup or part of a domain?
The Win 7 and the Server are both on workgroup, Win 7 set on Home and Server on Private. Under network settings the Win 7 shows HomeGroup joined but I don't see HomeGroup on the server??
that's ok - the Homegroup option wouldn't be part of the server install
but that said the credentials should be stored on the server once installed
once it's installed and working
What do you mean by the credentials??
can you try running this command on the server?
net use \\server\printer password XXXXX:domain\userid
If you use this command
that will allow you to provide the username/password XXXXX to access the printer again
am trying to work out why it isn't saving the user/password XXXXX though
so in this instance the command would be
net use \\workstation\printer password XXXXX:workstationname\userid
Let me know if that allows you to print again without having to reinstall the printer on the Server 2008 machine
and then we can work from there
Hi Steve, I tried, no joy. Is it like this : net use \\windows7\windows7 password XXXXX:windows7\server where windows7 is the workstation where the printer is and windows7 password XXXXX password XXXXX the workstation
it should be net use \\windows7workstation\printername windows7password XXXXX:windows7workstation\administrator
Hi Steve, let us try this; Workstation = MIKEWORK, workstation password XXXXX Should it look like this: net use \\MIKEWORK\123456 /user:MIKEWORK\Administrator
Will check back tomorrow, cheers
with those details, the command should be net use \\mikework\printername 123456 /user:mikework\administrator
the printername will be however the printer appears when viewing network shares
so if you go to Start-->Run on the Server
and type \\mikework
let me know the printer name listed there
we can catch up tomorrow
I'm based in UK
Things seem to be working now, thanks for the help.