Printer question - HP RRS feed

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  • I've read a number of threads about HP printers not working with Home Server.  Unfortunately that was my #1 reason for using Home Server, to have a printer attached to it that both my wife and I can access from our laptops.

    After a few days, I think I've officially given up on trying to get it to work with Home Server.  The question I have is: will I have better luck with Small Business Server?  As a Microsoft Partner I have both server OS's, but I don't want to spend a bunch of time installing SBS if I'm going to have the same problem.

    Does anyone have experiece that can give me a heads up?


    Monday, May 11, 2009 4:42 AM


  • Hi,
    it does not depend from the server, it depends from the printer model. If the printer is a consumer model and the maker does not supply drivers which can be used on a server, you will be out of luck also with any other server OS.
    A HP Laserjet 4050 runs very well here in an environment as workgroup printer shared via WHS.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Monday, May 11, 2009 10:54 AM