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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Sharing Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
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6. When you select the “Share this printer” checkbox, Windows Vista fills in a
share name for you. You can change the default name as necessary.
7. By default, print jobs are generated on the computer of the person printing a
document. This is usually the desired setting. If you want to generate the print
file on your computer, clear the “Render print jobs on client computers” check-
box.
8. Click Additional Drivers. In the Additional Drivers dialog box, select the types of
processors other people on the network are using to ensure that your computer
provides the appropriate drivers during setup.
9. Click OK.
Connecting to Shared Printers and Fax Machines
When you are sharing printers and fax machines, you need to keep in mind that
other people on your network might not be running Windows Vista. Don’t worry,
though; connecting to a shared printer with Windows 2000 or later is easy. Why?
Because computers running Windows 2000 or later can install the printer drivers
Figure 12-11. Viewing the sharing status
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Chapter 12: Setting Up Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
automatically once a printer is shared. The trick, of course, is to ensure that your
computer provides the necessary drivers when someone tries to connect to your
printer or fax machine. When you were sharing your printer or fax machine, you
selected drivers for other computers as part of the sharing configuration. If you need
to, you can add drivers for other types of computers by completing the following
steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click Hardware
and Sound and then click Printers.
2. In the Printers window, right-click the printer you want to configure and then
select Sharing.
3. On the Sharing tab, you’ll see any current sharing options. Click “Change shar-
ing options.”
4. Click Additional Drivers.
5. In the Additional Drivers dialog box, select the types of processors other people
on the network are using to ensure that your computer provides the appropriate
drivers during setup.
6. Click OK.
Once you’ve shared the printer and ensured that the drivers are available, anyone
running Windows 2000 or Windows XP can connect to and use the printer by fol-
lowing these steps:
1. In Windows Explorer, click the Folders button on the toolbar to display the
Folders Pane.
2. Expand My Computer, expand the Control Panel, and then select Printers and
Faxes.
3. In the Folders Pane, expand My Network Places and then navigate My Network
Places to the computer sharing the printer.
4. When you select the Printers and Faxes node on this computer, you’ll see the
shared printers and fax machines (see Figure 12-12).
5. Click the printer or fax machine and drag it to My Computer
Control Panel
Printers and Faxes.
Anyone running Windows Vista or later can connect to and use the printer by fol-
lowing these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click Hardware
and Sound and then click Printers.
2. Open a second window by clicking Start and then clicking Network.

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