This step-by-step article describes how to use Gateway Services for NetWare to share a NetWare printer with Windows-based client computers. After you complete the procedure that is described in this article, Windows-based clients can connect to the shared printer on the Windows 2000 Server-based computer on which Gateway Services for NetWare is installed to gain access to the shared NetWare printer.
To complete the procedure that is described in this article, you must use the following minimum system configuration:
- A Windows 2000 Server-based computer (which meets the requirements listed on the Hardware Compatibility List [HCL]) that is running Gateway Services for NetWare.
- A computer that is running NetWare on which a printer (print queue) is configured.
How to Share a NetWare Printer with Windows-Based Clients
To configure Windows-based clients to access the NetWare printer, enable the gateway on the Windows 2000 Server-based computer, add the NetWare printer to the Windows 2000 Server-based computer, and then share the printer out.
How to Enable the Gateway on a Windows 2000 Server-Based Computer
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click GSNW, and then click Gateway.
- Click to select the Enable Gateway check box, and then type the NetWare user name that the gateway uses to connect to the NetWare server in the Gateway Account box.
NOTE: If the user account is on a NetWare server that is a member of a NetWare Directory Services (NDS) tree, type the user name in the following format:
The user account that is used by the gateway must be a member of the Ntgateway group on the NetWare server. If the NetWare server is a member of an NDS tree, the Ntgateway group is in the same container (organization or organizational unit) as the NetWare server. In addition, either the user account or the Ntgateway group must have the appropriate NetWare permissions for the data that you want to share by using the gateway. The following list describes the appropriate permissions:
- If the users are assigned Read permissions, the server must have the following permissions:
- If the users are assigned Share permissions, the server must have the following permissions:
- File Scan
- Type the password for the user account in both the Password box and the Confirm Password box, and then click OK.
- In the Gateway Services for NetWare dialog box, click OK.
How to Add and Share a Network Printer
After you enable the gateway on your Windows 2000 Server-based computer, add a NetWare printer and then share it out. To do so:
- In Control Panel, double-click Printers.
- Double-click Add Printer.
- After the Add Printer Wizard starts, click Next.
- Click Network printer, and then click Next.
- On the Locate Your Printer page, click Next to browse to the print queue you want to add.
- On the Browse for Printer page, double-click NetWare or Compatible Network, double-click the NetWare server that has the print queue to which you want to connect, and then click the print queue to which you want to connect.
- Click Next, and then click OK.
- Click the manufacturer of the printer that you are adding in the Manufacturers box, and then click the model of the printer that you are adding in the Printers box.
NOTE: If the printer that you are adding is not listed, click Have Disk, and then type the path to the driver for the new printer.
- On the Default Printer page, click No, click Next, and then click Finish.
- In the Printers dialog box, right-click the printer that you just added, and then click Sharing.
- In the Printer_name on NetWare_Server_name properties, click Shared as, type a name for the shared printer, and then click OK.
If a Printer Properties dialog box is displayed that indicates that the share name that you typed may not be accessible from some MS-DOS workstations, click Yes.
The gateway may be unable to connect to printers that are connected to NetWare servers that only use Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
You cannot configure Gateway Services for NetWare to use TCP/IP to communicate with NetWare servers. You must configure Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) on all NetWare servers that Gateway Services for NetWare gain access to.
For more information about how to configure your Windows 2000 Server-based computer to gain access to NetWare, refer to module 16 in Microsoft Official Curriculum, Course Number 2153, "Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure."
Article ID: 316088 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
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