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    Canon Printer Under 2003

    OK ... so I have inherited a Canon ix4000 printer.

    It's a good printer ... does A3 & A4, colour, photo's etc. It's USB not that that should make a difference.

    I have a Windows 2003 server upon which I wish to "hang" this server so that everyone on my home network can use it but there don't appear to be any acceptable drivers for it ... XP seems to be the latest available (can't even find Vista ones) which is a pain.

    More than a pain it almost feels like Canon might be deliberately not making a driver available because they don't want such a printer used as a network one.

    I managed to install a Windows 2000 driver but I can't make the printer print ... it just errors.

    Any ideas? Thoughts?

    Kyu

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    Re: Canon Printer Under 2003

    PIXMA iX4000 shows a Vista driver. I don't know that you can get it installed on 2003. YOUr best bet would be the XP drivers.

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    Re: Canon Printer Under 2003

    Not cheaper, but it may be simpler just to go for a network print server, like this Linksys PSUS4-UK.

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    Re: Canon Printer Under 2003

    Thanks for those replies ... I'll try those.

    One other possibility that occurs to me is VMWare ... I currently run a Windows 2000 server VMWare Server session on my 2003 server (it hosts a play-by-e-mail game), the server can be seen on my intranet so maybe I could attach the printer to that via my 2003 server's hardware?

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    Re: Canon Printer Under 2003

    Thanks ... that (the Vista driver) appears to have worked [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Canon Printer Under 2003

    Great!!! Glad you got it working.

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