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I'm attempting to share a USB attached printer connected to one 12.04 machine to another 12.04 machine (and a 10.04 machine) on the same network. The printer does not show up and cannot be found as a network printer by the second machine.

On the first machine, I have "Shared" , "Enabled", and "Accepting Jobs" selected in Printer Properties, with "Access Control" set to Allow printing for everyone and a right click on the printer has "Shared" selected.

However printer properties shows a message "Not published. See server settings.". I don't know what settings it is referring to.

Note if relevant the print server in this case was installed as a 12.04 Beta and then upgraded when 12.04 was released.

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I have the same issue. – bafromca May 9 '12 at 0:00
up vote 2 down vote accepted

In the top menu bar, there is a dropdown menu for "Server" in order to enable the print server.

This got me too.

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Thanks, that fixed it! – braddock May 13 '12 at 1:33
PS: You have to minimize any full screen windows to see the bar with the Server Menu! – David G. Pickett Oct 10 '13 at 17:31

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