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hi
my client has two stand alone computers. one is at his office and other is at delhi (about 400 miles away from his office). he wants to give print command from his office computer and wants print outs at the printer at delhi office.
i am using vb6 to develop the software.
is it possible using internet? if yes then can anybody please tell how to do this?

thanx in advance

manpreet singh dhillon hoshiapur
Feb 10 '08 #1
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debasisdas
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If you can map the printer on the other system ,you can do it.
Feb 11 '08 #2
jamesd0142
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The easiest way has got to be use remote desktop right?

Obviously this will need to be set up the first time you use it.
Feb 11 '08 #3
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hi

first of all many many thanx for the replies. actally my client is making invoices at his office. he wants to give print command from his office pc (also from his laptop) and wants the invoice to be printed at his delhi office. in short i am trying to access remote printer. i think remote desktop wont do. by remote desktop i can just access the desktop of other computer. mapping printer may be better option as suggested by debasisdas. i will be thankful if debasisdas can tell me how to do. i will like to make it clear that computers are not connected via lan etc. internet is the only medium, that can be used to connect them.
please help me out..

thanx

manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Feb 12 '08 #4
jamesd0142
469 256MB
I agree, although you can use the printer connected to the remote computer, when using remote desktop.
Feb 12 '08 #5
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hi jamesd0142

thanx for your precious time you devoted to answer my query. actually i never used remote desktop practically. can you please give more details about it.

thanx again

manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Feb 13 '08 #6
jamesd0142
469 256MB
hi,

to setup the host machine, the one millions of miles away :D follow this link:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/northrup_03may16.mspx

...and...

www.No-IP.com instal this software which will give you a username which forwards to your ip.
(only use this is you dont have a static ip address. if in doubt install it...)

Now to connect to the machine via remote destop.
start remote desktop from start...programms...somewhere

type in your ip address /--or--/ no-ip username


NOTE: the host machine must have a windows password to enable you to login.
Feb 13 '08 #7
9815402440
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hi jamesd0142

at last i am able to use remote desktop. but i am still unable to use remote printer.

in my vb6 code i am giving following command to print invoice. i am using data report

dataReport1.print

this is command is targetting local default printer. but i want print outs on the printer that is connected to the computer which is i am accessing via remote desktop.
my exe and database is on my pc.

can you please give more details

thanx
manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Feb 16 '08 #8
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hello experts

is there any way out??
please please help me out.

i think correct title for this post should be "How to Access Remote Printer"
can moderators please tell me how to change the title of this post?

thanx

manpreet singh dhillon hoshairpur
Feb 18 '08 #9
jamesd0142
469 256MB
When connecting to remote desktop click Options before you connect to the remote machine, goto local resources, make sure the printer check box is ticked.

James
Feb 18 '08 #10
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hi jamesd0142

i followed the steps suggested by you. but to no avail. i did following things.

1. in the options tab of remote desktop i clicked the printers check box.
2. connected to the remote computer. its desktop came to my computer
3. then i opened Printers and faxes and clicked on add printer
4. i typed following in the URL text box of 'Connect to the pinrter on internet..'
http://117.96.139.4/printers/Wipro

but this is displaying error message.

please help

thanks
manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Feb 19 '08 #11
jamesd0142
469 256MB
Im affraid I can't help anymore, I have had no problem printing directly in remote desktop before.

I simply login to the remote desktop (full screen-maybe it makes a difference?) and open a document and press print.

http://117.96.139.4/printers/Wipro
If this gives you an error then maybe you need this printer to be connected to a router in order for it to have an outside ip address???
Im'm no expert here though...

James
Feb 19 '08 #12
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hi
if i give print command in the remote desktop then it prints the document that is in the computer i am accessing via remote desktop.

but i am giving print command from the computer i am accessing from.

thanks

manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Feb 20 '08 #13
jamesd0142
469 256MB
Ah I see, well in this case I don't think remote desktop will solve the problem. I miss understood what you wanted to do.
Feb 20 '08 #14
9815402440
180 100+
i am still trying hard to achieve the goal. please help
Feb 23 '08 #15
9815402440
180 100+
please please help me out of my problam
Feb 26 '08 #16

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