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Using as a Windows Network Printer

This describes how to install the PCL, or RPCS printer driver when using the printer as a Windows network printer.

To use the print server, install the printer driver by selecting "Network printer server", and then select the Windows 2000/XP/Vista, or Windows Server 2003/2003 R2/2008 shared printer.

This section assumes that the client has already been configured to communicate with a Windows 2000/XP/Vista, or Windows Server 2003/2003 R2/2008 print server. Do not begin the following procedure before the client is set up and configured correctly.


  • To install the printer driver under Windows 2000/XP/Vista, and Windows Server 2003/2003 R2/2008, you must have an account that has Manage Printers permission. Log on as a member of the Administrators group.

  • If you print with a print server connected to the printer using the SmartDeviceMonitor port, Recovery Printing and Parallel Printing cannot be used from the client.

  • If you print under Windows XP/Vista or Windows Server 2003/2003 R2/2008 print server, notification functions of SmartDeviceMonitor may not be used with the client.

  • You can install the printer driver from the CD-ROM provided with this printer or download it from the supplier's Web site.

  • If your operating system is Windows XP Pro x64, Windows Vista x64, or Windows Server 2003/2003 R2/2008 x64, you must download the printer driver from the manufacturer's Web site. Select this printer and the operating system you are using, and then download it.

Installing the PCL or RPCS Printer Driver

1Quit all applications currently running.

2Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

The installer starts.

3Select an interface language, and then click [OK].

4Click [PCL/RPCS Printer Drivers].

5The software license agreement appears in the [License Agreement] dialog box.

After reading the agreement, click [I accept the agreement.], and then click [Next >].

6Select the printer driver you want to use in the [Select Program] dialog box.

You can select several printer drivers.

7Click [Next >].

8Select the [Printer Name] check box to select the printer models you want to use.

The printer name can be changed in the [Change settings for 'Printer Name'] box.

9Double-click the printer name to display the printer settings.

The details shown in [Comment], [Driver], and [Port] vary depending on the operating system, printer model, and port.

10Click [Port], and then click [Add].

11Click [Network Printer], and then click [OK].

12Double-click the computer name you want to use as a print server in the [Browse for Printer] window.

13Select the printer you want to use, and then click [OK].

14Check that the port of the selected printer is displayed in [Port].

15Configure the user code as necessary.

For an RPCS printer driver, a user code can be set after the printer driver installation.

For details about user code, see the printer driver Help.

16Select the [Default Printer] check box to configure the printer as default.

17Click [Continue].

The printer driver installation starts.

18After the installation is completed, select one of the options to restart the computer either now or later, and then click [Finish].

Restart the computer to complete installation.


  • A user code can be set after the printer driver installation. For information about user code, see the printer driver Help.

  • To stop installation of the selected software, click [Cancel] before installation is complete.

  • Auto Run may not work with certain operating system settings. In that case, launch "Setup.exe" on the CD-ROM root directory.

  • A message appears if there is a newer version of the printer driver already installed. If there is, you cannot install the printer driver using Auto Run.

  • If you still want to install the printer driver, use [Add Printer]. See “Messages Displayed When Installing the Printer Drive” Troubleshooting.