Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

We have a consultant who has a MacBook Air. He connects that to one of our printers via USB. The Mac recognizes the printer and we can print from his documents etc. He then remotes to his office computer which is a Windows PC. He needs to print stuff from his office computer on the printer that is connected to his Mac. The documents will not print. We can't get the remote computer to recognize the printer that is connected to the Mac. (It actually did work for a while, I have no idea how we got it working, but now that it has stopped again, he is getting mad at us for not being able to get it to work.) I have spent hours on his Mac, trying to get the printing working and can't.

share|improve this question
    
How does he remote-access his Windows PC? –  patrix Dec 3 '12 at 6:09
add comment

1 Answer 1

Go to System Preferences on the mac, click on the sharing icon under Internet and Wireless. Highlight Printer Sharing and select the printer from the Printers: check box. Make sure Users "Everyone" is set to "Can Print"

You should be able to see the share from the other computer.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks. I'll give it a go next time he's here. –  Kalamac Dec 3 '12 at 5:41
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.