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How to add a local printer on Vista and remap it to a network printer


Many Vista printer issues can be fixed by adding it as local printer and recapture it as a network printer (check this link for more details: Vista Print Issues.


To add a local printer on Vista and remap it to a network printer, please following these steps.


1. Run Printers by typing print or open the Control Panel>Hardware and Sounds.


2. Click Add a printer.


3. Choose Add a local printer



4. In Choose a printer port, select LPT#. In most cases, LTP1 should be fine.



5. Follow the instruction to complete the installation.


6. Right click on the printer you just added, then choose the Properties.


7. Choose Ports>Add Port>New Port. Enter a port name, for example \\servername\printername.


8. Check the port you just created, for example,

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