Adding a Network Printer with the Proper Configuration Name

When configuring the My Axis Point system, part of the power is a global configuration. At times, you may want a printer to be shared among computers.  To add a network printer with a custom printer name, simply use the following steps:

1. Go to "Printers"
2. Click "Add Printer"
3. "Add a Local Printer"
4. "Create a New Port"
5. Use the "Local Port" option
6. At "Enter a Port Name" enter: "\\Computername\Printername"
7. Select printer driver & finish add printer

If you run into an access denied error, follow these steps:

Share Permissions

1. On explorer, go to C:\windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS
2. Right click, Properties
3. Sharing tab
4. Advanced Sharing
5. Check "Share this folder"
6. Permissions
7. Grant everyone Full Control

NTFS Permissions

1. On explorer, go to C:\windows\system32\spool\printers
2. Right click, Properties
3. Security tab
4. Edit
5. Add
6. Advanced
7. Find Now
8. Choose "NETWORK"
9. OK
10. Grant NETWORK Full Control

AND THEN we had to install as local printers, using the port trick. . .

1. Go to "Printers"
2. Click "Add Printer"
3. "Add a Local Printer"
4. "Create a New Port"
5. Use the "Local Port" option
6. At "Enter a Port Name" enter: "\\Computername\Printername"
7. Select printer driver & finish add printer

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