I originally wrote these notes as a result of trying to connect a Windows 2000 machine to a printer hosted under Debian. Based on the feedback I’ve received I have done some more experimentation, this time connecting a Windows XP machine to a printer hosted under Fedora.
The steps outlined here should allow you to connect Windows 2000 or XP to a printer hosted by CUPS running on any Linux distribution. My original instructions for connecting Windows 2000/Debain are included at the bottom of this page and may still apply to old versions of CUPS.
Windows XP / Fedora CUPS
There are two ways to configure a printer under Windows XP so that it works with CUPS:
* As a Postscript capable printer. This allows your Windows XP machine to print to your normal printer queue with no printer-specific configuration.
* As a printer with a particular Windows XP driver. On Fedora some additional configuration of CUPS is required, on other Linux/Unix systems it may work out of the box.