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I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and was able to share a folder on Ubuntu which I can access via Windows Vista, so I know the network connection works fine.

But when I try to connect a network printer from Ubuntu, I can't find my Windows Vista computer on the network and therefore cannot connect to the printer on Vista (although other Vista computers can use the network printer).

Do I need to install Samba on Vista or what do I have to do to be able to use the Vista network printer from Ubuntu?

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You need Samba installed to be able to print on a Vista shared printer. In your printer utility (System > Administration > Printing > Samba) go to browse for the Vista PC and that should work

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