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Restrictions on Printer Sharing
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Sharing the Printer on a Network > Restrictions on Printer Sharing
Restrictions on Printer Sharing
These are restrictions that apply when you are using a printer in a network environment. Check the
restrictions for the environment you are using.
When You Are Sharing a Printer in a Network
A print completion message may be displayed. To disable the message display, follow the
procedure below.
In Windows Vista:
Press the Alt key from the Printers window on the client system. Open Run as administrator ->
Server Properties... from the displayed File menu.
Uncheck Show informational notifications for network printers on the Advanced tab, and then
restart the computer.
In Windows XP or Windows 2000:
Open Server Properties from the File menu of the Printer and Faxes window (Windows XP) or the
Printers window (Windows 2000) on the print server system.
Uncheck Notify when remote documents are printed on the Advanced tab, and then restart the
The bi-directional communication function is disabled and the correct printer status may not be
When a client user opens the printer driver properties and then clicks OK with the Enable
bidirectional support check box on the Ports tab unchecked, the bi-directional function of the printer
server system may also be disabled.
In this case, check Enable bidirectional support check box on both the print server system and the
client system.
When you print from a client system, you cannot use Canon IJ Preview.
When the functions on the Maintenance tab cannot be set properly from a client system, they may be
grayed out. In this case, change the settings from the print server.
When you change the settings of the print server, you should delete the icon of the shared printer
from the client system, and then specify the shared settings again in the client system.
When the Same Printer Driver is Installed in the Print Server System and the Client
System as the Local Printer
The net crawl function may automatically create a network printer icon on the client system.
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