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The printer is shared?

by JSteinmetz / February 16, 2004 3:35 AM PST

Ok, I have 3 computers all running xp home. I Networked them and the only thing that is shared should be the shared documents folder (which I can see). One of the computers has the printer shared to the laptop when i go to print and i am not sure why since I did not share it. Is it because there are multiple users for that computer (ex, mom, dad, kids)?

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Re:The printer is shared?
by Michael Geist / February 16, 2004 6:33 AM PST
In reply to: The printer is shared?

"One of the computers has the printer shared to the laptop when i go to print and i am not sure why since I did not share it."

See if you can explain this sentence a little clearer. Do you mean that you can print from the other computers even though you hav not shared the printer?

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Re:Re:The printer is shared?
by JSteinmetz / February 16, 2004 9:21 AM PST

Yes that is what I mean, sorry for the confusion. When I set up the desktop (fresh install of xp home) I didn't share anything but the Shared Documents folder so I am confused how the printer can be shared.

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Re:Re:Re:The printer is shared?
by rickrack17 / February 16, 2004 10:45 AM PST

The Printer is a device, Your files will not be shared

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Re:Re:Re:Re:The printer is shared?
by JSteinmetz / February 16, 2004 7:01 PM PST

I realize the printer is a device but my question is why is it showing on another computer if I didn't share it?

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A little note about the "Network Neighborhood."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2004 12:42 AM PST

First a word from Microsoft about the "Network Neighborhood" or NN for short.

"Note If a computer is removed from the network before the computer is logged off the network, it may take up to 45 minutes for that computer to be removed from the browse list."

This annoys many in that the NN is not realtime. Even if you had shared this printer for just a split second, it could have been picked up by another machine.

Further documents show that the NN may hold such for days or weeks.

Don't let it bother you too much.


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