Friday, June 25, 2010

Renaming Networking Printers in Windows

I had never realized that you are not able to rename network printers, but it is sad and true. There is however a work-around which allows to rename network printers indirectly.

Instead of adding your printer as a network printer, add it as a local printer with a new port. In the new port specify your network printer share, eg. \\printer-server\printer-share-name. After selecting the model/etc, you have a network printer which feels like a local printer, which you can rename.

Thanks cobolhacker for sharing this info.

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