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We have an HP 4600 colour laserjet on our network and it has been installed on the server, although it has its own IP address.

I have a laptop with Windows XP Home Edition on it but although I have tried a number of ways to connect to it, I don't seem to be able to.

So, either I am doing something wrong, or I need Windows XP Pro, which will allow me to log into the domain and thus access the printer.

Can anyone tell me if I should be able to use the printer using XP Home Edition?

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johnwill said:
XP Home is not able to access domain resources, could this be your problem?
Yes, assuming that the printer counts as a domain resource, then I think it is. Do you know of any work-round or is my only option to get XP Pro? (Apart, obviously, from installing the printer on a workstation - I can see other printers, just not anything connected to the server.)
 

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I think you have identified your problem. :D FWIW, you can pick up stand-alone print servers for $100 or so that would solve this problem, maybe cheaper and less trouble than upgrading to XP-Pro.
 
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