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Install AirPrint for Windows The Easy Way

If you are facing any difficulties in following the manual procedure to enable AirPrint service on Windows, you can now use this Easy installer (by TadGhostal). The installer is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. For the uninformed, iOS 4.2.1 comes with a unique feature called AirPrint which allows you to print your documents, emails, web-pages and photos over a Wifi connection with your Apple iOS device.

Prerequisites:

  1. Download and install iTunes 10.1 from here
  2. Make sure the printer is setup as a shared printer on your local PC
  3. Printer and iOS device should share the same Wifi connection
  4. Make sure you have full administrator privileges to enable / disable services on your PC

How to Install Airprint for Windows Easily

Download the installer for Windows from here. Once downloaded, right-click on setup.exe and choose Run as administrator from the pop-up menu.
Run AirPrint Installer As Administrator Install AirPrint for Windows The Easy Way
Just follow the on-screen instructions to install the service on Windows:

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Once installation completes, Windows Firewall will prompt you allow or deny features to be shared over networks. Click on Allow access button.
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Please note that only HP ePrint enabled Photosmart, Officejet and Laserjet printers currently support this service. You don't need any additional network setup if you are using one of these printers and can print any media directly from your iOS device running 4.2.1 or higher. [All the credit to this installer goes to TadGhostal @tadghostal]. You can also check out our Tips Section for other interesting Tips and Tweaks for your idevice.

Update x1: The installer doesn't work on iOS 5. You may try FingerPrint by Collobos instead if your device is running iOS 5 or higher.

Update x2: The newest version of AirPrint Installer is now updated to work with iOS 5 and reportedly iOS 6 as well (file available at the top of this post).

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    Ceege2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Does anyone know a “Print To PDF” software that works with this Airprint app?With Foxit Reader’s “PDF Printer”, all that happens is that in Windows “See What’s Printing”  the status changes to “Spooling”. Nothing else.Pdfforge’s “PdfCreator” and PDF Solutions “Print to PDF” do nothing at all.All three of these can be found in my iPad’s printer choices.My HP Laser 1600 works like a dream, but none of these “software printer”.

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    PRAYAG2 months, 3 weeks ago

    pASSWORD PROBLEM??

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    Oliver4 months ago

    Works perfectly on iOS 7.0.4 with an Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD installed on Win 7 64bit. Good work!

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    Jonas4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Couldn’t get rid of the padlock when selecting printer on my IPad. After many hours I found out that I had, having a 64bit OS, created the AirPrint folder in “Program Files” (for 64 bit programs) and not in the “Program Files (x86)”. After moving it I could print at once!Thanks for a fantastic solution! It works on Windows 8.1, IOS 7.0.4 and HP LaserJet P1005.

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    tea4 months, 4 weeks ago

    work on IOS7 with Win8 64bit Brother HL-2130

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    Ken5 months, 1 week ago

    It worked for me, IOS 7 devices. Easy install.

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    Azmi5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Worked very fine with iOS 7, very easy setup..

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    Eric6 months, 4 weeks ago

    What a super piece of s’ware this is – but I broke it when I updated to IOS 7 – hope a fix follows soon – thanks  

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    JR7 months ago

    Is there an update to work with ios 7 available yet?Thx.

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    Robo8 months, 1 week ago

    After a couple of hours of troubleshooting finally I got it working! Just had to disable both the windows firewall and the ESET firewall. Suddenly printers had appeared on the iPhone. So, go get it!

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    Shaun8 months, 1 week ago

    How do I uninstall?? Does not work for me and I’m sick of trying. I want it gone as I’ve had issues with my server since installing it.

    There is no uninstall and no record of how to remove registry entries.

    Can someone please help to tell me how to unistall.

    Many thanks

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    carlo8 months, 1 week ago

    i can click install airprint service- the button is grayed out

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    Cee10 months ago

    It didn’t work for me on iPhone 5 with iOS 6 on Windows 7 64-bit. I analyzed the code briefly, and it looks like it should actually work. The problem for some is that the code is not written as it would be by a professional for a large population. For example, I have multiple installations of Windows on my machine, one on the C: drive and another on an N: drive etc. The code appears to be hardcoded to install on the C: drive with a direct link–which will work for most people. But because I have Windows installed on N:, it installed some drivers on C:, and so the Windows service could not find the installed drivers until I manually copied the installed folder from C: into the same location on the N: drive. It should be coded with an indirect path relative to the OS you’re currently in, rather than assume you’re always in C:. The other issue is that the program does not have an uninstall to cleanly remove all drivers, registry entries and folders. So once you install it, and it fails, it leaves footprints throughout your system. It’s a free program and a convenient service for most; but if you’re a bit technical and have later or advanced versions of iOS, iPhone, or Windows like me, you might be better off navigating through the manual instructions even though the screenshots don’t match the latest version of the AirPrint installer. It was a fun attempt to get it to work, and I even contemplated purchasing an alternative software or hardware solution. But in the end, I realized that the cool factor is what intrigued me. However, I’m abandoning this feature because I’ve never used it in the past, and don’t really have a real use to print everything I want to keep mobile from my iPhone. The whole point of my mobile is that I don’t need to print: I have my phone with me! if I really need to occasionally print, I’ll do so from my laptop or desktop. It’s much easier for these rare occasions–especially considering that you have to turn on your laptop for this thing to work anyway. So not *truly* mobile and self-contained anyway, and would probably stop working when something gets updated, reboot, etc. Great service to the user community; but now I’m wondering why I even began to attempt over an hour ago!

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    Bobbi Darvile11 months, 1 week ago

    Not clear on what you have got in mind, Laila. Can you give us some more information?

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    sgbvearn12 months ago

    does it work on ios 6.1.3? cant find printer.

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    Marc12 months ago

    I wanted to know if this is possible. I have a printer connected to a shared computer that I want to use AirPrint. I want to be able to print without any user logging in. Is there a startup script I can use under group policy to have AirPrint start with Windows, not login?

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      Scott9 months ago

      I would try to run the program as a service. There are free downloads to run as a service. Also, you could create an autologin for that PC that has the printer with a screen saver which locks the PC after a minute (prompting for a password). Try Google.

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    Murray Couper1 year ago

    Can anyone shed some light on the following setup because it doesn’t seem logical to me; I have installed Airprint Installer and patch on my father’s desktop running vista which has two usb attached shared printers and is also usb attached to a wireless router. With this configuration Airprint printers are not found on his Ipad2.But if I turn on his netbook running xp which connects to the wireless router, then the Ipad now shows the desktop shared printers and can print.How can he just use the Ipad and desktop without having to have another computer running?  

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    Aung Myat Than1 year, 1 month ago

    i have 2 devices , ipod 4th and iphone 4g, i can print 100% via ipod but, cant via iphone. Printer cant be seen from iphone. Why? (both are 5.1.1).

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    reetik1 year, 1 month ago

    i’ve figured it out and it was successfuly installed but my printer still wont show up

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    reetik1 year, 1 month ago

    tried to install in winxpI clicked on the airprint installer icon in the widows folder like it said in the read meI got error “failed to initialize properly(0xc0000135)”

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    Hege1 year, 1 month ago

    I installed airprint software without any problem. My printer appeared, but unfortunatelly it is locked on my IPad. I tried both guest, and airprint account, but they didn’t work. I have windows 8 on my desktop, and ios6.1.2 on my IPad. Could you help me ?

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      haav1 year ago

      HiHave you tryed with the windows acount user and password?

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    Charles1 year, 3 months ago

    I can’t see setup.exe on the file that I download, what I suppose to do in that case?

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    Salvo1 year, 3 months ago

    I tried to install Windows 8 but no longer connects to the internet. you have a solution for me?

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    joseph1 year, 4 months ago

    Thanks for this post, i will try that.

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    Zaki1 year, 4 months ago

    I can’t get the installer link, i can’t download it plz help

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      Tyler (Jaxov Team)1 year, 4 months ago

      Post updated with new direct link from Jaxov, enjoy!

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    Bryan1 year, 5 months ago

    I can’t recommend FingerPrint.  I tried it and it worked – until Apple went to iOS 5.  When I contacted Collobos, they said they didn’t force me to upgrade to iOS 5 and that if I want FingerPrint to work with iOS 5 that I have to buy their newer version of FingerPrint.  Needless to say – I am not happy and refused to be taken in so they can charge me again for the next release.

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      GMAN1 year, 2 months ago

      FingerPrint2 works.. ios6.1.2

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    boby1 year, 6 months ago

    can someone link a download for the airprint installer?

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    zomoac1 year, 6 months ago

    my OS XP keeps getting  ERROR 1722 and cancling the install

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    ranjeetha.venkatesh@gmail.com1 year, 8 months ago

    Hi, i heard that using of airprint specification on server is restricted. I would like to know if this airprint.exe is apple propritery and what is its license terms.

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    Cw1 year, 12 months ago

    I tried to install this program on my XP  PC, but it keeps stopping with an ERROR 1722.

    04/24/2012

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    wldlif92 years ago

    worked great! Just have to follow the instructions word for word! Using with a Cannon MG6120 thru my iPhone 4S.

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    Dgtldvr2 years, 2 months ago

    Not working for me at all. I’ve got it installed on a Window7 64 PC with MacAfee firewall and a Windows Vista system with Windows Firewall. Same problem on both – the service is patched and running, and the iPad2 ‘sees’ the printer with a padlock even though I set it up guest with no password required. Nothing prints.

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      Seanakaspike2 years, 2 months ago

       same problem here but i am using the original iPad

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    Newcopia2 years, 2 months ago

    I followed the instructions and it worked up until I typed the command sc.exe start AirPort
    I get the message 
    [SC] StartService FAILED 1075:
    The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion. 

    Any ideas 

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      Klaus Jochem1 year, 4 months ago

      Apple Bonjour Print service is not installed. Airprint depends on this service. For download of the software package and installation hints see http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999.Please note that a full installation of ITunes is not necessary when Bonjour is installed.

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    Silversterling2 years, 3 months ago

    Work flawlessly but it appears to print a screenshot as opposed to the document itself. Probably wouldn’t doing too much printing from my iPad anyways but good to know the option is there. Thanks to all input.

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    Beverly2 years, 3 months ago

    Hi to install – but for second command sc.exe start AirPrint got
    [SC] StartService FAILED 2:
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    Any suggestions??
    Beverly

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    Stephen2 years, 3 months ago

    I am trying to get this installed.  The first time I ran it manually and didn’t run as an administrator.  I then found the installer and try it but get the error about the “cannot start service airprint on computer”.  I then found and ran the installer as administrator and got the error message that “airprint service failed to start with teh following message: system.invalidoperationexceptions: cannot start service airprint on computer. system.componentmodel.win32exception: the dependency service does not excist or has been marked for deletion.  check firewall setting.  I went to windows firewall and added an incoming rule for this and rebooted and get same error.  thoughts? 

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      Jscott0042 years, 3 months ago

      Don’t run the installer. Simply download the file, unzip the files into the C:/Program Files/Airprint folder and then follow the instructions below.

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    Foxxel2 years, 3 months ago

    How do I uninstall the manual Airprint Installation?
    I try to delete the Airprint folder in Program(x86) and it says it’s being used.
    How do I make the program using it be shut down so I can delete the file and install Airprint through the automatic process?

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      James Pribil1 year, 8 months ago

      You have to start the cmd and type
      “sc.exe stop airprint”
      without ”
      then delete the files in Programs Files where you manually installed them
      and try the installer again
      Hope this helps

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      ANUBIS1 year, 8 months ago

      or you could restore your computer to the last restore point, I have about 3 new points a day for the past week, but, it depends on how system restore is setup to say how effective and how far back you will go

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    John2 years, 3 months ago

    I can get it to see the printer and go through the act of printing, but then it takes a bit and tells me that the printer is offline, which it is not. Any ideas?

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      John2 years, 3 months ago

      Nevermind. I forgot to set Windows Firewall to allow AirPrint through. It works like a charm now. Thanks everyone for posting a way to get AirPrint to work for the newest upgrade.

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    Kevin2 years, 3 months ago

    test

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    Kevin2 years, 3 months ago

    the reason it didnt work was that the quote character was encoded badly.

    maybe post this again will cause the quote to get messed up again but here it is:
    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

    or for non 64 bit OSs
    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

    type pasting into notepad and replace the quotes manually

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      Kevin2 years, 3 months ago

      Yes I my post also has messed up the quote characters in my post. You’ll have to replace them manually. This is now working for me now. I had to overcome the “locked” symbol beside the printer name on the iphone but that was overcome using the Guest account as mentioned elsewhere.

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    angela hanson2 years, 3 months ago

    Help! Using Windows XP trying to get my iPad to print again since iOS5 upgrade. I unstalled Airprint and now I can’t get the program to reinstall -i keep getting that cupslite error. I have the new code ready to run for the ios5 but i need the program installed first. My user profile has full admin priviledges. Help. ;(

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    Eva Allen2 years, 3 months ago

    No matter what I do I cannot get this to work with my printers and IOS 5 device (iPhone). The printers wouldn’t even show up until I followed Guimon’s suggestions and re-registered the AirPrint service with the new command options. Now they show up but no matter what I do they are locked and I am never asked for a login or password. I got a suggestion from another site to have the service log on as a user that is normally on the system but when I did that the printers stopped showing up in the list. Any suggestions on what to try now?

    I downloaded FingerPrint to try but it wouldn’t even work. Yeah, the printers show up (unlocked) in the list, but they never print anything sent to them. That site suggests that I may need to open a hole in the firewall, but I know the firewall hole is open because the “Open to my PC” option *does* work.

    I’m beginning to think there might be printer settings that need to be changed, but nobody here has mentioned any of their settings and I really wouldn’t know where to begin. Again, any suggestions?

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    Alexander2 years, 3 months ago

    Just a note for Win 7 users
    I struggled with the padlock showing on the printer list on the iPhone.
    what I did wrong was that I “enabled” the guest acocunt by right-click on Computer –> manage –> Local Users and groups.
    That did NOT work.
    I had to go into control panel –> Add or Remove User account and enable Guest there. after restart of the service the printer now works!

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    thepengy2 years, 3 months ago

    I am so happy to have this working again

    This worked for me – Running 64 bit Vista, after the advise given not to cut and paste I carefully typed into the Command Prompt

    1. At the command Prompt ( Make sure your run the command prompt as an administrator ) :

    sc.exe delete Airprint

    2. Then you need to restart PC

    3. At the command Prompt ( Make sure your run the command prompt as an administrator ) :

    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto DisplayName= “Apple AirPrint for Windows”

    4 At the command Prompt ( Make sure your run the command line as an administrator ) :

    sc.exe start Airprint

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      Bekka2 years, 3 months ago

      I have tried everything to get this going, but after following the above instructions I get a message that says “The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”

      Any other advice?

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        Daniel Alonso2 years, 2 months ago

        beware it’s not the same problem it was happenning to me: t should really be the following command:

        sc.exe start AirPrint

        instead of:

        sc.exe start Airprint

        as the service was created as AirPrint and not Airprint.

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          xav erian1 year, 11 months ago

          C:Documents and SettingsIndia>sc.exe start AirPrint
          [SC] StartService FAILED 2:

          The system cannot find the file specified.
          …..
          i am recivng this message again and again
          ???
          anu suggestions will be highly appreciated..
          thanking you 
          xav

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          Hfasah1 year, 11 months ago

          Hi I am getting the following:
           C:Windowssystem32>sc.exe start AirPrint
          [SC] StartService FAILED 2:

          The system cannot find the file specified.

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      Thomastong11 year, 10 months ago

      i try those command and seems that it all work not error message BUT in my iPad it still not find any printer at all. 

      – The AirPrint service has been started normally (without any error)
      – I did shared my printer from my Desktop
      – My ipad is in the same wifi network

      what other items I did miss??

      Please help?

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    Rinoboy2 years, 3 months ago

    thx all! work great with my canon mx882. but got this issue, Ideveice wont reconize my printer after 5 min without using my computer? i need to restart my airprint service, is anybody having this trouble?

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    Ron2 years, 3 months ago

    For those having issues, check the following (I ran into all three):

    1. Make sure the path to airprint.exe is correct. If you’re running 32-bit Windows it will be in “Program Files” and if you’re running 64-bit it will be in “Program Files (x86)”. (Also, some of the paths in the comments have had the backslashes stripped.)

    2. Make sure the four double quotes are the kind you can type on the keyboard, and not the “fancy quotes” the web page is using. To fix, copy and paste into a text editor like Notepad and type over them.

    3. If you get an error attempting to install the service, it may require a reboot after you run the delete command for it to actually be deleted before the create command will succeed.

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    Heath2 years, 3 months ago

    The reason the copy and paste is not working is because of the open/close quotes. Copy and paste the command line into notepad and overwrite each set of quotes with your own quotes (“)

    DOS doesn’t understand the open double quotes and close double quotes.

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    Fred2 years, 3 months ago

    Thx for all the great tips on how to enable airprint on iOS and windows. I’m running a WHS2011 server (based on windows server 2008 R2). I can get the service running ok and I see the printer on my iOS device. BUT there is a padlock next to the printer name.
    I have enabled the guest account on the server, restarted the service but no luck.. Any ideas?

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    TechCommGeekMom2 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve followed all of this, and I’m getting nowhere fast. Took me a while just to get the thing unzipped, and now I can’t get it to work, no matter what I try– firewalls down, all the CMD commands tried. I’m just stuck! I have the latest Windows 7 and the latest iOS5 and the latest iTunes. What the heck???

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      lilyemerald2 years, 3 months ago

      it doesn’t work with iOS5.

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    Richard2 years, 3 months ago

    Hi,

    I have a Kodak 5000 series printer with WiFi capability. When I originally bought Print Agent I struggled with it for quite a while and finally concluded that it simply wasn’t going to work with Kodak printers. (Kodak was not on the original list of acceptable printers.) In looking at the above posts it appears that someone might have gotten airprint to work with Kodak. If so … HELP!!! Any sage advice about getting the Kodak printer to work??

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    Jim2 years, 3 months ago

    “I experienced the same problem. It appears that a blank is mandatory after the =-sign in the options. Try it that way”

    What options? Not sure what you mean.

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    Jim2 years, 3 months ago

    I experienced the same problem. It appears that a blank is mandatory after the =-sign in the options. Try it that way.

    What options?

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    Macsx2 years, 3 months ago

    is thera a way that the pc shouldnt be on?

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    knottied2 years, 3 months ago

    I finally got my iPad2 (iOS 5) to recognize my printer, but I can’t get past the little lock on the screen. It never actually asks me for my id or password. I’ve tried the guest account idea, and that doesn’t work either.

    I’m not really liking the idea of opening up the guest account anyway. Is there a command line switch that will tie this tool to a specific user account?

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    David C2 years, 3 months ago

    I can’t seem to get airprint to work. I finally tried running airprint directly from the command line:

    cd “C:\Program Files\AirPrint
    .\airprint.exe

    and got the response:
    C:\Program Files\AirPrint>.\airprint.exe
    Listening for connections on 0.0.0.0:631…
    Unable to remove “C:\DOCUME~1\david\LOCALS~1\Temp\/cupslite/cupslite” – No such
    file or directory
    Canon Pro9000: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed
    Canon i960: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed
    XpdfPrint library version = 3.02.33

    Does this mean that these printers are not supported?

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      Chris2 years, 3 months ago

      I can’t seem to get airprint to work. I finally tried running airprint directly from the command line:

      cd “C:\Program Files\AirPrint
      .\airprint.exe

      and got the response:
      C:\Program Files\AirPrint>.\airprint.exe
      Listening for connections on 0.0.0.0:631…
      Unable to remove “C:\DOCUME~1\david\LOCALS~1\Temp\/cupslite/cupslite” – No such
      file or directory
      Canon Pro9000: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed
      Canon i960: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed
      XpdfPrint library version = 3.02.33

      Thanks to all on this site, really helpful. I got pretty much the same error MSG, also have a canon printer. Anyone get past this?

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    KsidE2 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks Guimon. It works just like before.

    So everyone on iOS5, the correct switch is “airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” instead of “airprint.exe -s”

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      Claudia2 years, 3 months ago

      Hi! Thank you for the help offered. I had tried the old command until I found this. When I put in the new command I get the message, “Failed. Command Submitted for Deletion.” What am I missing?
      TIA!

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        Claudia2 years, 3 months ago

        ok, the first command was a Success!
        but second command I get the following message:
        Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

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      Jim2 years, 3 months ago

      R does not work, as the line is not compatible. Does not even match the command line given.

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    ubs2 years, 4 months ago

    Tx Guimon – it works great. But is there an other way to unlock the printer? I don’t like to activate the guest account on my Vista!

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    Guimon2 years, 4 months ago

    I was able to make Airprint work with IOS 5 !!! here is what you need to do :

    First , if you had installed Airprint before and if the Airprint Service is still in your Service list ( you can check by running the command: services.msc ) you need to unregister it .

    to do so type at the command Prompt ( Make sure your run the command line as an administrator ) :

    sc.exe delete Airprint

    Now we are going to re-register the Airprint service but with a slight different Command option:

    At the command line type the following 2 commands:

    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:Program FilesAirPrintairprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

    sc.exe start Airprint

    at this point , you should now be able to see a list of your shared printers from your IOS 5 Device !

    If you don’t see any lock icon next to your printer name, then you’re good to go !

    If you see a lock icon next to the printer name, make sure you enable the guest account in windows

    Once you enable the guest account , restart the Airprint service and Voila ! you now can print from your IOS 5 Device !

    Want to thank Takelei for finding the solution to this issue !

    Guimon

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      thepengy2 years, 3 months ago

      Help I get the following in the CMD promp

      DESCRIPTION:
      Creates a service entry in the registry and Service Database.
      USAGE:
      sc create [service name] [binPath= ] …

      OPTIONS:
      NOTE: The option name includes the equal sign.
      A space is required between the equal sign and the value.
      type=
      (default = own)
      start=
      (default = demand)
      error=
      (default = normal)
      binPath=
      group=
      tag=
      depend=
      obj=
      (default = LocalSystem)
      DisplayName=
      password=

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        Erik T2 years, 3 months ago

        I experienced the same problem. It appears that a blank is mandatory after the =-sign in the options. Try it that way.

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        Erik T2 years, 3 months ago

        I entered the first reply just when I was able to start the service.

        Now I can confirm that it really works. I just printed some text and a photo from my iPad (running iOS 5) via my laptop to my network laserprinter (HP CM2320nf)

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          thepengy2 years, 3 months ago

          I cut and past the entry directly from the instructions above, are you saying there is an error in that?

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            HighTechRefugee2 years, 3 months ago

            Yes, I think some characters have been dropped above in reproducing the command for creating the AirPrint service for those trying to connect from an iOS 5 device. The actual Windows command that worked for me was:

            sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto DisplayName= “Apple AirPrint for Windows”

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            Jim2 years, 3 months ago

            Yes, The Following copy/paste does NOT work.
            sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:Program FilesAirPrintairprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

            Get the following error about spaces after the = sign. But it has the spaces, i tried even adding a space but do such luck, Any answers?

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            Psychic212 years, 3 months ago

            Same thing happened to me. Can’t figure it out. I have the requisite space after each equal sign and it’s still faulting out… In fact, I double-checked re-entering the old code (“airprint.exe -s”) which installed perfectly; it’s when I replace with the new option language (“airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s”) that I get the error. Does anybody have any ideas? I’m desperate!

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            TM2 years, 3 months ago

            Me too. Can’t get it to work.

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      Vincent2 years, 3 months ago

      Thanks Guimon,

      I finally got it to work with my IPad 2 IOS 5.

      FOR ISO 4.xx

      sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

      sc.exe start AirPrint

      FOR IOS 5.xx

      sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

      sc.exe start AirPrint

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      Vincent2 years, 3 months ago

      Here is the code again for IOS 5.

      sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

      if it doesn’t work, try to paste it on notepad first. Then do the copy and paste again to cmd window.

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        Bill2 years, 3 months ago

        I have the same problem. The (“airprint.exe -R _ipp._tcp,_universal -s”) does not work and the (“airprint.exe -s”) executes with no errors. Any ideas?

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        JWPJunior2 years, 3 months ago

        I am experiencing same as Jim & Pyschic21, spaces are present. I was able to get the old path to work, however, running IOS 5 on phone & pad. My op sys is Vista 32bit. I just starting messing with this, but, it would be nice to access my Dell Color Laser. Thanks for any help you can offer

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    Joe S2 years, 4 months ago

    I’m running Windows 7, 32 bit. I’ve followed the instructions, first the manual ones, then the auto script. Everything seems to have installed and I see AirPrint.exe running in my task list. But both my Ipad2 and my Iphone 4 do not see the printer. My printer is a Samsung CLP-325W. It was already set up for sharing so I did not do anything to the printer configuration. Any suggestions?? I’ve checked the firewall – controlled by Norton 360 – and insured that AirPrint was there an allowed (it was set to Auto but as a final desparate move I changed it to Allow). I don’t know what else to try. Any suggestions?

    thanks,

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    Tom2 years, 5 months ago

    Pramod:

    Thanks for clearing this up.

    I doubt that many will stay away from iOS 5 so this appears to be a “legacy hack” that is only valuable for historical purposes.

    I still believe it is a courtesy to post, near the top of the article, that this will NOT WORK with iOS 5.

    Too bad you have decided to not pursue this. You program works so well in the back ground that I forgot I was using it. I believe you could have begun charging for it and this would have been a good stream of revenue.

    Alas, thanks for the use of your program, I must move my money on to Fingerprint. Although, I get the impression it is not as seamless as yours.

    Tom

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    Jose M2 years, 5 months ago

    Fingerprint works on my iPhone 4S iOS5, but not on my iPad2 iOS5.

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    Rich2 years, 5 months ago

    I tried installing this product on WinXP pro SP3 and I’m getting a JIT debugging error and the automatic install will not complete…any ideas what to do or how I can install manually since the Install file is .exe and not .zip I can’t install manually….please help!

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    ViperLord2 years, 5 months ago

    Interesting info on changes maybe needed to make this work in iOS5

    https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Printing/Sharing_a_printer_to_iOS_from_MacOS

    Looking at the mdns registration between this and FingerPrint, I noticed 2 diffs:

    TXT pdf record starts w/”application/octet-stream” in FingerPrint ahead of the application/pdf

    TXT URF record in fingerprint didn’t have SRGB24,DM1

    Also about 10 extra records AirPrint has.

    My guess is to get it to show up some of the bonjour/mDNS registration records need to be tweaked, doesn’t mean it would actual print, but getting it to show up would be a start

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    jco2 years, 5 months ago

    Hopefully this will help some people out with the airprint setup. It helped me.

    Since the dos commands did not work on my machine (my machine is pretty old +8years) I actually just told windows to schedule it as a task to run at start up. That did the trick.

    you can go here for help with scheduling tasks http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308569.

    Note: the airprint.exe will NOT show up in the default list. You will have to browse to it in the c:\Program Files\AirPrint folder.

    you need to restart for it to take effect. Conversely, you can just start it manually the first time by running the airprint.exe
    done.
    Have fun!

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    RickR2 years, 5 months ago

    Running as a service defined in clear terms. Thanks for the help. Makes sense and I understand now.

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    Chris2 years, 5 months ago

    Yeah, my “question” ware rhetorical — I was answering RickR, I think we are saying the same thing.

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    Tom2 years, 5 months ago

    Pramod:

    This is getting a bit crazy.

    Please remove the entire article or put a prominent notice on the top AND bottom that this NO LONGER WORKS.

    Otherwise you are just frustrating people and littering the internet.

    Sorry for being so blunt but get upset with old, useless or wrong information being used as link bait.

    IMHO you should charge a nominal amount for this program. I would give you $5.00 and I am sure many others would.

    Please let us know which direction you will go on this (it has been over a month and I am not sure)

    Tom

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      Your seeing this post because AirPrint installer works on iOS 4.2.1+ upto 4.3.x. I hear your concerns but try keeping your comments professional around here. As many others have already commented before, use FingerPrint instead if your running iOS 5. We don’t plan to charge people for this s/w either. :D

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        wialno281 year, 7 months ago

        Most people don’t read the comments before following the instructions–they go to them when the instructions don’t work. This was a huge waste of my time and I don’t know how to undo the installation. Thanks a bunch!

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    David2 years, 5 months ago

    Because you can have the fingerprint run with the computer turned on but not necessary having anyone logged in. For example, this is very useful with multiple account computers, especially when you have kids and parental controls. If you have to restart the computer you need to log in to run fingerprint, then of course soft log off to keep you kids from using your account.

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    Chris2 years, 5 months ago

    Why is service mode useful?

    FingerPrint only runs on the PC when a user Logs on. This means (1) having the PC turned on is not enough and (2) if the PC has multiple users, you must set FingerPrint up for each.

    This is probably an issue mainly for family PC’s, where each family member has their own login.

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    RickR2 years, 5 months ago

    I’m curious how and why Fingerprint running as a service is desirable? (for educational purposes)

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    Danny*h2 years, 5 months ago

    I installed FingerPrint as well. Not only can I use my laser printer, but I can now use a color inkjet that wasn’t even shared on my network. Easy install and cheap enough at $10.

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    mani2 years, 5 months ago

    I just got the 4s and use a PC laptop. How can I be notified when it will be airprint will be available?

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      Check back for updates here.

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    John2 years, 6 months ago

    Used Fingerprint on an Acer 64bit laptop running Windows 7 and was able to print from my iPhone 4S with no problems.

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    Sheldon D2 years, 6 months ago

    Hello community, I have been going through your posts for quite a while now, and I have been through hell trying to find a solution. I have an XP SP2 Dell hardwired to an HP C4480, and I’m trying to use airprint and or fingerprint. I was about to install the fingerprint trial when I noticed it needs SP3. even if I do get SP3, I don’t think this is going to work. I have three iPhones (2 4S and 1 4)and an iPad trying to print through this printer, and the messed up part is that ALL the iOS devices can see the printer, they say “sending to printer” and then the printer ignores them. The router is an Airport Extreme model A1408

    I can handle anything you throw at me in command prompt, but I am kind of a noob

    already checked firewalling, porting, and compatibility with devices, printers and the computer, and I AM SO MAD that everything lines up and then FAILS

    please help me solve this one and I will be forever in your debt :’(

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    dsam1000@gmail.com2 years, 6 months ago

    I followed your instructions but can’t make it work with Windows 2003.
    Typically if it works on XP it most likely work on W2K3. Does anybody have instructions for W2K3? Thx

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    Joel2 years, 6 months ago

    Can you let me know when it is compatible PLEASE!

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    Frank2 years, 6 months ago

    Same here. We have 2 ipads in the house, one just updated to 5.0 and can not see the printers. The other ipad, still on 4.2 can see every printer we have (5 of them, including a PDF printer program). It looks like airprint for windows is not compatible with ios 5. Any ideas?

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      It isn’t compatible just yet. You can try using Fingerprint till then for iOS 5.

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    David2 years, 6 months ago

    Yes, I agree it would be nice if Fingerprint ran as a windows service. I have sent in a support request to fingerprint but I suggest that everyone else that wants this feature do that as well.
    The link to the support form is:
    http://www.collobos.com/support.html

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    york2 years, 6 months ago

    Finger Print not support “service” mode …. Do you can make support service mode version?

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    Fred_M2 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks to those of you that suggested Fingerprint. I just downloaded the trial version. In about a minute I was printing from my iPad again!!!!!! It seems to work pretty quickly as well. I’m going to use the free trial for a couple of days just to check functionality from a few other apps, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be making the purchase in a couple of days.

    Again my thanks to TadGhostal for his work on the original AirPrint work around. It has worked well before iOS 5.0 broke it. Free is good, but $10 probably won’t break the bank.

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Yep, if its definitely worth it, do purchase it & help the creator. :D

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    Nick2 years, 6 months ago

    I found Fingerprint from Collobos for Airprint and iOS 5 on one of the forums that seems to work great.

    http://www.collobos.com/index.html

    It’s not free, but for $10 US dollars it will do.
    There is a trial to test if you decide to purchase.

    Here is a review:
    http://ipadhelp.com/ipad-help/airprint-for-windows-and-ios-5-or-later/

    Hope this helps.

    Nick

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    danny*h2 years, 6 months ago

    I hope there will be an update on this for iOS5. My iPad2 and iPhone 4 no longer “see” my printer.

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Try out FingerPrint as that seems to work great on iOS 5. Free to try.

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    Mary2 years, 6 months ago

    Yes, was working fine, just upgraded to iOS 5 and can no longer see printers. Any ideas?

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    york2 years, 6 months ago

    IOS5 device can’t find, Do you have any idea fix it?

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    David2 years, 6 months ago

    One think I did notice fingerprint uses port 6631 and the AirPrint hack uses port 631

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    David2 years, 6 months ago

    For a fix to the problem try fingerprint but it will cost you $9.99 windows and $7.99 Mac

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    AJ2 years, 6 months ago

    Yup it’s broken and i won’t be moving to iOS5 on my other 2 iPhone 4′s. My 3Gs has been converted to iOS5 and was working just before the upgrade. Right after I upgraded it, I tested printing out. Nada. Won’t work.

    I thought I would upgrade itunes, to 10.5, on my Windows 7 print server and try from the 3Gs. Nope still won’t work. I’m not upgrading until there is a workaround.

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    RickR2 years, 6 months ago

    Apologies. I just noticed the thread posts newest posts on top rather than at the bottom.

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    RickR2 years, 6 months ago

    It appears that iOS 5 breaks Airprint to other than the select HP printers. I upgraded from 4.3.5 to 5 a couple of days ago and can no longer print to a Canon MX860 or HP 7780. A friend using 4.3.5 can still print.

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Yes, it does. It isn’t compatible with the iOS 5 just yet. :(

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    erkito2 years, 6 months ago

    I’m having the same problem here!
    I installed the IOS 5, and the AirPrint doesn’t work….
    Help us, please …

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    David2 years, 6 months ago

    I confirm the iOS 5 issue as well

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    Matt2 years, 6 months ago

    Confirmed here as well. This AirPrint service does not work with iOS 5. Did apple change the protocol? Or are they just trying to stop this from working so people will go buy Airprint native printers? (crazy idea)

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    Nathan2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi,

    The Airprint.exe workaround no longer works with iOS 5 but still works with iOS 4.

    Is anyone working on updating the code to work with iOS 5?

    Nathan

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    Mahdi2 years, 6 months ago

    I followed the steps, but my iPad isn’t finding any local printers. What am I leaving out?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    kyi5612 years, 6 months ago

    I have the same issue

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    Jeff2 years, 6 months ago

    Confirmed my wife’s iOS4 3G works fine to our Brother laser-jet printer (had to give it my Windows password). But my dev iOS 5 iPhone 4 does not see any printers.

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    Ian2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi,
    I installed AirPrint on Windows 7 with a shared HP PhotoSmart 7150. the printer appears on the iPad over wireless and Windows spooled accepts the print job but then it just sits there without printing. I can’t delete the job either.
    Any ideas?
    Ian

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    Geoff2 years, 6 months ago

    I completed the installation manually and the printer showed up on my iPad, but when I selected it a request for log in and password popped up on the iPad. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Jesper932 years, 6 months ago

    Yes it indeed doesn’t work anymore since IOS5 GM,
    Any information about this problem?

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    Tom2 years, 6 months ago

    iOS 5 has been released (GM) and I can confirm that any devices upgrade to it do not find any printers.

    Please can you look into this?

    I would be happy to help test this. (Will keep at least one device on iOS4 for a while)

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Fred Marshall2 years, 6 months ago

    I have been using the program from the TadGhostal installation routine for quite some time now. Except for restarting the AirPrint services once in a while it has run fine. I have returned from vacation and found that I can no longer print from my iPad. Here’s what I know:
    –I’m using an iPad (original, not 2)
    –I have and HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 7/64 bit
    –I have iTunes 10.4.1.10
    –I have and Epson Artisan 800 running on a network with a WRT54GS Linksys router
    –When I send the print job I can see the job waiting on the iPad icon, and if I go to the PC I can see that the job is listed in the print queue for the correct printer
    –I’ve rebooted printer, iPad and PC with no effect

    As I said, the system used to work, but now it doesn’t. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Tom2 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks for the confirmation that this breaks in iOS 5.

    This is a great feature and the only thing I have found that does not work in iOS 5.

    Hope it gets updated shortly…. I miss it already.

    (Will keep one device on 4 just to use)

    Tom

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    Tom2 years, 7 months ago

    Upgraded iphone to ios 5 beta 7 and printers no longer show up.
    (devices still on 4 can still print)

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Suggest a reason\solution?

    Tom

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Its because this installer works only upto iOS 4 & has not been yet updated to run with iOS 5. Once iOS 5 becomes public, we should be updating the same for it as well.

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    Dave Middleton2 years, 7 months ago

    To Larry:
    Did you enable a user account and leave it on in Windows? As for the user name and password, I had to create one for my administrator account, (the other account that must be enabled.) then I entered that user name and password. The iPhone asked for it once and has remembered it ever since.

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    larry stept2 years, 7 months ago

    i installed airprint, configured my hp officejet 7410 to host name of the computer the same as the ssid of my network, entered the wpa code of my network, seemed to set up fine. when i go to print on the ipad my printer is visible and locked, it asks for a user name and password, i enter my host name (same as my network ssid) and my wpa password and it tells me the sign on is incorrect. any help out there?

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    Robert Murphy2 years, 7 months ago

    I didn’t choose that port, the iPad was using it by default. I found it by watching wireshark traffic. The traffic on 5353 was all multicast. I’m not sure exactly what it was doing, I just know opening that port made it work.

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    Pado2 years, 7 months ago

    Why did you choose that port?

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    Robert Murphy2 years, 7 months ago

    On windows 7 I had to create an inbound firewall rule that allowed a connection from port 5353 to port 5353. Without this rule in place, the iPad couldn’t find the printer, or it would say that it was offline.

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    Pado2 years, 7 months ago

    Okay, I see my mistake on the earlier post, but now I’m using the installer and it’s saying that it cannot find the AirPrint, and I put it in the right file. Any suggestions?

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    Pado2 years, 7 months ago

    I’m having the same problem as Julie. When I try the command line commands, I’m getting OPENSCManager FAILED 5: Access is denied. Can anyone help with this? Thanks.

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    Mohamed2 years, 7 months ago

    Can some body please tell me how to do this on Mac

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    Carolyn2 years, 7 months ago

    When I go to my itouch App the printers show up. I activate the “print” link and it says “Printing to (my printer).” “Sending to printer”, then the page closes after a few seconds and nothing prints. I have another App “Epson iPrint” which works well on documents stored on my device. Originally the Air Print was working and after the first printing it no longer worked. I tried different configurations from “My Account”, “Air Print” and “Guest” accounts but it still does not work.

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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    Mark2 years, 7 months ago

    This was working great for me until I installed the iTunes 10.5 beta. I re-installed and confirmed that my printer is still shared, that Bonjour is working and that the firewall is configured properly.

    My iOS devices can’t find the printer.

    I wonder if there are new AirPrint files required for iTunes 10.5.

    Thanks.

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    Dave Middleton2 years, 7 months ago

    For those who have Windows 7 (64 bit) and the installer gives you an error message, this worked for me:

    First, I went to Administrative tools/ Processes and noticed that AirPrint was not started and it would not let me start it. Something about a file not found. So I went to Programs(x86,) copied the AirPrint folder and pasted it to the regular Programs folder. Then, back to Processes. Now it let me start AirPrint!
    Works great!
    Also, when I first ran the installer, AirPrint didn’t show up in the Firewall exceptions at all. I had to go to Firewall, browse for the AirPrint folder in Programs(x86) and add it then.
    There is probably an easier way to do this, but I’m glad it finally worked. Pardon me while I print something from my iPad……..over the air to my Pc printer!

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    Danny2 years, 7 months ago

    This firewall suggestion allowed my ipad to at least prompt me for credentials; now I need to figure that step out!
    I needed to turn on my guest account to stop the prompting for credentials.

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    omar2 years, 7 months ago

    thx guys a lot. after several trials. it worked perfectly with my hp all in one. its amazing. the replies were very helpful. thanks again..

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    Roger King2 years, 7 months ago

    Works Great on the first try. I was so happy to have found this article. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    Keith2 years, 7 months ago

    Started the manual instructions and unfortunately mistyped a line of text. I dropped the ‘b’ from Bonjour Services, in this string of text. sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

    Is there a way to edit this? I tried to reinput the command but no luck.

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    erkito2 years, 8 months ago

    Very nice guys!
    I got back home & followed your tips!
    Thanks!
    Everything working 100% here!!

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    Wayand2 years, 8 months ago

    hi, this is Not working for me, so I ask you, is this only for Jailbrokken iphones?

    my phone4 runs ios 5.0 Beta 6. and i just installed AirPrint serviec from the installer, iam still not able to se my shared printer in my iphone4.

    thanks

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    All good – works with iTunes 10.4 as well. I initially had a problem with print jobs arriving in the queue and then disappearing without anything ever being send from the queue to the printer – turned out to be the print management software I was using at home (PaperCut NG) not being able to identify the user since jobs submitted via the AirPrint service come through as being owned by the SYSTEM account in Windows, not the name of the username you specify when you initially authenticate against the print server hosting the AirPrint queue. Changing the account the service was run under to my own account allowed me to print – not the best solution since only I can print from my iOS devices, but better than no printing at all! :)

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    Endub2 years, 8 months ago

    I rarely leave comments anywhere, but THIS IS AWESOME.

    A huge THANK YOU – works flawlessly.

    Thanks again!

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    Bill2 years, 8 months ago

    I have been running Air Print without problem for sometime through a 2 wire ATT DSL modem to a wireless brother printer and two wire connected printers. Two ipads and an Itouch -no problem, email options reply, forward print or cancel. However with an older Itouch with os 4.2.1 that had been working email options are limited to reply forward or cancel. What has happened to lose the print options/

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Bill

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    FIC2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi,

    I don’t usually do feedback online, but I just wanted to tell you that I found the first set of instructions on manual installaton. I followed the directions and it is working. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with others. And to think I was considering buying a ipad compatable printer. You saved me bundles. THANK YOU!!!!

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    sandra2 years, 8 months ago

    Dell dimension C521
    Windows 7 32bit
    HP Deskjet F4180
    Iphone 4, os 4.3.3

    worked for me after several attempts, just follow the original post instructions CAREFULLY. One thing that happened to me after doing all the cmd instructions is that the windows firewall did not prompt me to allow Airprint through firewall, so I did it manually, go to windows firewall, allow a program to…, allow a new program, specify the route C:\Program Files\Airprint\airprint.exe, then you will see Airprint for windows allowed by firewall. After this go to your ios device and it will print!!

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    Filmy2 years, 8 months ago

    Windows 7 64 Bit.
    HP Pavilion g series Laptop.
    HP Photosmart c309a series Printer.
    AVG Internet Security Firewall.

    Downloaded file and right clicked and pressed “Run As Administrator”.
    Pressed next a bunch of times.
    *Didn’t ask for firewall approval from AVG Internet Security Firewall.

    Worked like a charm.

    Then I got my iPhone 4 (Firmware 4.2.1) and clicked print and the printer was located and asked for username and password.
    I entered what I put into login for my Windows 7 laptop.

    Voila! Worked! (Even recognized double-sided printing)

    When I did all the above and pressed print on my iPhone 4 it took about 10-20 seconds to print. Pretty good if you ask me!

    Thanks guys!

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    Julie2 years, 8 months ago

    I had this working perfectly and had to update the driver on my HP printer. Now for the life of me I can get it to work. I’ve tried redownloading airprint and reinstalling by each time it says:
    Failed 5
    the specified service all ready exists.

    Please help,
    Thanks

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    So close… I can see the printer share on my ipad, send jobs to it authenticated, see them appear in the spool queue and then they are gone – without anything ever being sent to the printer :-(

    /sad

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    Todd2 years, 9 months ago

    Was easy – installed as instructed – no printing
    Checked the firewall – open and ready
    Shared printer (as suggested by another user) – printer showed up and printing is now enabled. Prints right out of Safari, very nice.

    Device: iPad
    iOS: 4.3.3 (Jailbroken)
    Print Utility: Dar-Soft’s Print Agent Pro
    Printer: Brother HL-2040 through a NetGear PR121_PS Ethernet to USB print server.

    Thanks for a great utility to get my iPad printing.

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    SysDoOm2 years, 9 months ago

    I had the padlock issue also nothing happened when I clicked on it, it would just sit there and think, then still nothing.

    SOLVED that problem by manually adding AirPrint to the windows firewall and now it requested the user ID and Password, this is NECESSARY, you have to setup a un/pw in user accounts for this to work, I setup successfully and printed email to an epson 840.

    check out this youtube video to get AirPrint installed properly in your computer, 1 thing, when you get to the cmd prompt part, right click on it in the start menu and run as admin, or this will not work.
    PS, was printed from my iphone 4 and ipad 2

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    Peter McNicol2 years, 9 months ago

    I used your command line instructions and now have a non-working AirPrint in ProgramFiles (x86) and want to know how I uninstall and start over. The uninstall from Program list doesn’t work.

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    Meredith2 years, 9 months ago

    WHOOOHOOO! Thank you so very much! Once I figured out that my Command Line wasn’t in the right directory – oh DUH on my part, (type cd\) it all works. FYI – I had to update .NET Framework Service Pack 1, Bonjour Service and iTunes first. Then type as instructed into Command Line Interface, (anyone remember the Amiga?), and viola: iPad sees and prints to whatever is hooked up to the computer in my network. YAY!!! This will help me set up my elderly mother to print now.

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    Dino F2 years, 9 months ago

    Ok – I’ve got it to work by basically following this :.

    http://jaxov.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-service-on-windows/

    However, I am finding that printing from my iPhone 4 will ONLY work when I click on the ‘Airprint’ program on my laptop and then the CMD window opens up. This stays open during the printing process and shows the following commands (whilst the printer is printing):

    Accepting conection from fe80:xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxxx.xxx (IPV6)
    Closing connection from fe80:xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxxx.xxx (IPV6)

    ….is this normal??!

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    Dino F2 years, 9 months ago

    I have the same exact problem as the very 1st post here and yet – nobody has come up with a possible solution?! Everything goes fine up to and including the installation window then, it hangs at the end just before it’s done and I get this window:

    Microsoft .net framework
    Unhandled exception has occured in your application…..

    It then gives me 2 options -’quit’ or’continue’. If I ‘continue’ – it just gets stuck there, hanging?! The installation NEVER completes…?!

    The strange thing is, I 100% had this working about 6 months ago when my iPhone 4 was on 4.2 something. Ever since being on 4.3 something, it NEVER finds my printer anymore. NOTHING on my pc has changed?!!??!

    I just can’t seem to install the dam thing?! Any ideas anyone?!

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    Jersey Girl2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks for this!!!

    Finally got it working even though I had a few hiccups along the way. Some tips that worked for me:

    1. Make sure the firewall message comes up, otherwise you need to go into the firewall and add the AirPrint.exe file with the setting access by all networks.

    2. Reboot everything, modem, iPad, etc. if you have followed all the steps & still unable to connect.

    The first tip was THE most helpful suggestion and got it to work finally!!!!

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    frustrated user2 years, 9 months ago

    Setting up AirPrint on 8500 non ePrint enabled HP Printer.

    1. Follow what this guy says. http://jaxov.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-service-on-windows/

    Then when you complete the steps, from the opened ZIP file, double click on AirPlay.

    It is essential to get the Firewall prompt when you run the file. Click Allow on ALL networks.

    2. Go to Devices and Printers, 8500 properties, Sharing tab.

    ENABLE SHARING.

    3. iPad prompts for a username and password. If Your account does not have one, then go to User Acoounts under Windows and SET A PASSWORD.

    The username is your account username, and password is as you set it.

    Cheers.

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    Michael DePouw2 years, 9 months ago

    The current installer is broken. It errors out an log file, can’t find “InstallHelper.log”.

    It looks like it is looking for the log file in the wrong location. It looks like a new directory “Jaxov.com” was added to the AirPrint dir under Program Files but the installer is not looking in the new “Jaxov.com” dir but just in the AirPrint dir.

    Regards,
    MD

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    tpo2 years, 9 months ago

    after following the instructions, airprint service is installed. i see my printer as a print option on my ipad and iphone but there is a lock on it and it never asks for a password. any suggestions?

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    davesmall2 years, 9 months ago

    Finally got this working on my sister’s Windows XP Dell using the manual method. Worked around the password issue by turning on Guest access,. It would then let me print from her iPhone or iPad by typing Guest into the user name field and leaving password blank.

    Royal pain though. Reminded me of why I hate Windows. Hopefully her next purchase will be a MacBook Air.

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    Kev2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Wolverine

    Firstly thanks heaps for this trick,
    I have used this in the past on different Win7 32 and 64 Bit setups.

    I now have mac (bootcamp) to win7 64 I have airprint service as stopped
    on services and am unable to restart it.
    I dont want and expect you to troubleshoot.

    However do you/ or someone on the forums know or can you point me on how to delete that airprint service from the services.
    As I plan to go through the process again.

    Thanks in advance

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    Marc2 years, 10 months ago

    Finally I know how to make it work, but it’s not exactly how it should work :-)
    Every time I restart my computer it stops working. Bonjour doesn’t show any printers. I installed the Bonjour-printer wizard, so I can see on my computer if it works.
    Everyday I did a lot of things (shut do won the Comodo firewall, restart de services..) and every time after a while the printers showed up.
    Today I found out when they show up: the only thing I did was opening the Printers windows, open the properties of one of my printers, change the Share-name, click on the Apply button, and bam: there were the printers. I changed the share-name back to what it was, and the printers are still there.
    This was something I did every day, but only after stopping the firewall, so I thought the Firewall was the problem.
    Of course, this is not the ideal solution (it should work without any interference) so if someone knows a better solution…

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    vx21322 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks to all the advice. I finally got mine to work after enabling printer sharing via control panel. I followed the link here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Share-a-printer

    Good luck to the rest!

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    Toasty2 years, 10 months ago

    hey i got my ipod to show their was a printer and tried to print with it but it had a lock next to the name and it loaded and then disappeared! now my ipod says no printer found! i tried doing the other setup on this website but it doesnt download the book looking icon so yeah
    i also have done the firewall manual thing and ive also checked if my printer is public which it is but it still doesnt work! please help

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    George2 years, 10 months ago

    Very useful page! I’ve used it on Windows Home Server V1 and now that I’ve upgraded to WHS 2011 the AirPrint installer didn’t work anymore.
    The error message complained about that setup.exe was not compatible with the OS (WHS 2011 / 2008 server). I could not find any info on the internet on how to make it work, and this is the solution I found:
    - run setup.exe in Troubleshoot compatibility mode (right click on it to see the option)
    - if you select the “Try recommended settings” the system will automatically pick XP compatibility mode
    - the install was successful for me, but at after getting that message the Troubleshoot compatibility mode reported an incompatibility (yellow flag)
    - I’ve looked at Local Services and the AirPrint one was running, and I’ve printed a test page without any issues
    - After rebooting the WHS server, the AirPrint service did not run anymore, so I had to restart it manually, and printing capability from my iPad was restored.

    Hope this may help someone…

    George

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    Frank Helle2 years, 10 months ago

    I’ve installed airprint on Windows 7 64 bit and is able to find and print to my networked Xerox Phaser 6125N from iOS (iPhone 4). Guest account is on, printer is shared. After pressing print, however, nothing prints. I’ve checked the printer window and no print jobs appear. Anyone failed after getting this far?

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      Cinco-Demayo2 years, 10 months ago

      Iassume that you see your printer on the phone and the phone act as it does print. If so, I had similar issue with iPAD. Every thing seemed to work, the iPAD seemed to print, but no print job comming out.

      This was solved after I reseted the iPAD (not turn off – reset). Try and let us know if it worked for you too. Good luck.

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    stanislav2 years, 10 months ago

    NO PRINTERS FOUND — Solved.

    It took awhile, but my new wireless router came. I can get printing to work with some effort, but this may not work for others:

    My observations:

    Quite a few routers do not do multicast well, which is necessary.

    The Airprint and Bonjour services are “flakey” at best (on Windows…seems like a lot of Mac software that has been ported to Windows is inferior to the original version, which is too bad for those who like hardware flexibility. I love my iPad, but hate iTunes for Windows…but I digress.

    1) Make sure your router supports multicast.
    2) Make sure you are sharing as per other sections of this and other threads.
    3) I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Airprint may not work the best for this, but I have done the following.
    3.1) after booting your computer, letting all the services boot up, go back into services and STOP the the Airprint service. Wait a moment. Then Start the Airprint service. Check your iPad (assuming you are using an iPad) and you may see the printers now.
    3.2) if that does not work, stop bonjour, start bonjour, stop Airprint, start airprint.

    I am not sure, but I believe Airprint does not refresh its printer list well. Thus, the timing of the services may be an issue. I might play with putting timers on the services for starting, but for now, I just try and remember to do that at boot time…I don’t print THAT often with my iPad and all my laptops always saw the printers and did not rely on Airprint/Bonjour.

    I hope that helps someone else, I know I was frustrated for months.

    SKF

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    Tony2 years, 10 months ago

    Airprint worked for several months on iPad. Then one day, “No Printers Found”.

    Read this thread and tried everything. No improvement.

    OS is Windows Vista Homw Premium. iTunes up to date. iPad up to date. Ran
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe. Bonjour active. Airprint active. Printer set to share. Rebooted computer. Reset iPad. In futile attempt, re-typed CMD lines as listed above.

    Still “No Printers Found.”

    Any ideas?

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    drmango2 years, 10 months ago

    I’m trying to make this work on Windows XP Pro. Ive shared the printer, installed Bonjour, downloaded and ran the APWIntstaller.exe from here http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe, enabled the Guest account, made exceptions in the firewall for airprint.exe and mDNSResponder.exe and explicitly allowed ports 631, 5353 and 5354 for TCP and UDP, and my iPad STILL shows “No Printers Found”. What else can I do?

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    Mani2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi,

    I install this app and find one important issue.

    If i give print and the printer is in pause mode, the one that i send very first time is reaching to PC and the print file is in queue. The subsequent print request that i send is not reaching to printer queue.

    My printer wil be in pause mode always. after user id validation the particular file belongs to the user in queue will get print.

    In this case, if the current queue is empty, then only the other print request is reaching to server.

    If i kill and start the airprint service again, all the pending request is reaching to printer queue. We cannot kill and start continuosly because print request may given by any one in the network.

    is possible to make or build again for handling all request and simply adding to print queue whether is it in pasuse state or print starte.

    This will be very helpfull.

    Thanks,

    Regards,
    Mani

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    stanislav2 years, 10 months ago

    Just and update. I thought that perhaps it was multicasting that was causing the problem, but testing with another wireless router that is known to work with Airprint, nothing changed.

    Has anyone runing Windows 7 — ***64 bit*** been able to get this to work?

    Not a huge deal, I rarely have the need to print from the iPad, just would like to on those off occassions.

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    Kellie2 years, 11 months ago

    Help. Everything worked except for 1 small detail.. I noticed in the set-up instructions under STATE it says:
    (NOT_STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)

    Mine says:
    (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, ACCEPTS_SHUTDOWN)

    How do I correct it to read IGNORES_SHUTDOWN so my PC doesn’t have to be on all the time in order to print from my IPhone?

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    EFFING2 years, 11 months ago

    You don’t have to install iTunes if you use the (much smaller) “Bonjour Print Services for Windows: which is provided by Apple!

    See http://support.apple.com/kb/dl999

    Download and install this, you’ll have AirPrint up and running in no time. This installs the Bonjour Service, and adds the “Add Print Wizard” to your desktop

    Much easier! Great piece of software AirPrint!

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      Mic-H2 years, 11 months ago

      I get the error 1722, when attempting to install the software given at the top of this thread. – I’m killing msyelf on this!! Please help!

      1. First, I tried to install everything as recommended on the original post on http://bit.ly/eeXhEP
      I believe I made some mistakes when setting up the commands.

      2. Now I attempt to install the program (at the top of this thread) and I get the Following error message (Excuse the French I will make my best to translate):

      “The AirPrint Service failed to start with the following message:
      System.InvalidOperationException: Impossible de demarrer le service AirPrint sur l’ordinateur (ENG:-Impossible to start the service AirPrint on the computer-) ‘.’.—>
      System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Le fichier specifie est introuvable (ENG:- The file specified cannot be found-)
      — Fin de la trace de la pile d’exception interne — (ENG:-End of source of the internal exception-)
      to InstallerHelper.frmStatus.StartService(String ServiceName, Int32 SecondsToWait)
      to InstallerHelper.frmStatus.Install()

      Check That your firewall allows the file ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe’, then reboot your machine.”

      Thanks you sooooo much if you manage to get me out of this black hole!
      Mic

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      stanislav2 years, 10 months ago

      Yeah, tried all that. Since it doesn’t work, hard for me to call it a great piece of software!

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    Cinco-Demayo2 years, 11 months ago

    Update:

    Issue solved. Just had to reset the iPAD. Why did it took me that long to think about it :|

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    Cinco-Demayo2 years, 11 months ago

    My computer is Windows XP – All S.P and security fixes installed.
    I set up every thing as specified.
    AirPrint in the correct directory.
    Airprint and Bonjour services started.
    iTunes version is 10.2.2.14
    Printers set as shared.
    Firewell (Norton) is set to allow both AirPrint and Bonjour services. (Tried also with firewall disabled)
    Guest acct is on (so no Lock icon next to the printer name)

    iPAD (1st gen) shows both printers (Brather wireless on network infra-structure & Canon using USB) but when I print, nothing come out of the printers.

    The iPAD Print center (seen using double click) show status as waiting (for what!?!),Windows printer screen show no document in que.
    Tried every-thing in the posts, but nothing changes. I know I’m close, just
    something small that I missing. If you had the same issue and solved it, please help!
    P.S Yes, Printers are On, with paper and can print from windows without any issue :-))

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    Cinco

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    Nancye2 years, 11 months ago

    I managed to get my Dell up and running and am very happy, only have 2 issues:

    (1) Everything prints in color, although my Win7 default preferences are set to black – am wasting a fair bit of toner and would like to just print in b+w.

    (2) At the end of every print job I get an extra blank page fed thru the printer, and then another page with the message:

    ERROR: undefined
    OFFENDING COMMAND: Pscript_Win_NT_Min

    STACK:

    I can live with this one but would love to just print in b+w. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Justin Mitchell2 years, 11 months ago

    Worked perfectly the first time!!! Great!

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    Chase2 years, 11 months ago

    ROCKIN! First time I tried it, it worked. You know how often that happens for me? NEVER.

    As the above comments state, the login and password is your Windows username and password.

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    Richard Watts2 years, 11 months ago

    Will this setup work with my Adobe Acrobat Pdf Writer printer? (generates a pdf file… not a paper print)
    Where is the pdf file written, iPad or printer host computer?
    Windows XP & iPad 2 setup.

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    Mark2 years, 11 months ago

    Followed the instructions on windows home server (2003) that has a USB attached canon printer. Only change was I had to use the administrators userid and password for the whs. Final point was to be patient for the first time attempting to print. It took about 4 minutes. After this it works much quicker. Many thanks saved me getting a new printer.

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    Steve S2 years, 11 months ago

    Works like a charm with my HP PSC 1410 printer on Windows 7 x64 with my iPhone 4.

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    Ivan2 years, 12 months ago

    I’ve tried many different way to install.but even nomjour and airprint is running

    and firewall is open my Ipad 2 or iphone find no printer.

    so I was wondering if any router port has to be forwared.

    otherwise why can’t even find the printer?

    thanks..

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      Ivan2 years, 12 months ago

      BTW win7 with Ios 4.3

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        Steve S2 years, 11 months ago

        Sounds like you haven’t enabled “file and printer sharing” on your PC?

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    AnonyMouse2 years, 12 months ago

    Thanks a million!!! It took me about half an hour to get it working, but boy is it worth it!

    Now i can AirPrint on my HP C4580 using my iPad2 and my iPhone4.

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    OhLaLa2 years, 12 months ago

    Hi, this refers to the manual install procedure on a Windows 32 bit XP system (the AirPrint installer unfortunately didn’t work in my case, not even the updated version). Thank you VERY MUCH for your instructions, comments and suggestions! I have now finally been able to print from an ipad2 and a canon MP620. Hurray :)))!!!

    First, I shared my WIFI printer in Windows using start -> settings -> control panel -> printers -> selected my wifi-printer -> right click -> properties -> sharing -> ticked the relevant box.

    When I entered the DOS commands stated at the beginning of the instructions. The following problems where reported: …\Temp/cupslite/cupslite” – No such file or directory
    Canon MP620 series Printer: DeviceCapabilities failed

    This was solved by adding -d to the first command, thus:
    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s -d”
    After pressing return, I got a CreateService SUCCESS message
    Then I entered the second command
    sc.exe start AirPrint
    This was accepted without problems, just as shown in the instructions screenshot right at the top.

    The ipad 2 now found the printer, but this was locked and required a user name and a password to work. The user name to enter here is the name of the user currently logged on in Windows (if you can’t remember, you can see all available user names for your machine using start -> settings -> control panel -> user accounts. Here, I added a password to my user (which previously didn’t have one). After saving, I entered this data in the ipad fields and the printing finally started. Uff! I hope this also works after logging off and on again!

    :) hope this comment helps someone out there.

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    Jim Evans2 years, 12 months ago

    My Epson Workforce printer is a network wifi printer and is not connected to my desktop Windows 7 64 bit computer and thus I can’t share it as described here. Is there a work around?

    Thank you!

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    John Sapyta3 years ago

    I have a Epson CX7800, attached to my computer and shared. Here’s what I’ve done.

    1) Did the manual method of installing airprint.zip and ran the commands
    for XP-32.

    2) Both Ipad and Iphones can see the printer, but with a lock on it.

    3) Made a exeception of my windows firewall, didn’t work, so I removed it.

    So, I’m at a loss on what to do. TadGhostal if you’re still here, can you help me?

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      Steve S2 years, 11 months ago

      I had this problem too. I fixed it by manually running airprint.exe (navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint” and double-click on airprint.exe). This should make the Firewall dialog box appear. Just click on the “Allow access” button. Now go back to youe iPhone/iPad and select the printer again. This time it should ask you for your username and password :) Just use your Windows username and password. If your Windows account doesn’t have a password, then you will have to configure one, as it is required for file and printer sharing. Once the printer is connected, you can close the Airprint window on your PC, as the service will still be running in the background. Good luck.

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      John2 years, 11 months ago

      I got it working by following other people’s suggestion of doing the guest account. To me that’s kind of dangerous to use. But who knows it works.

      BTW: I’m using XP SP3.

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    saurabh3 years ago

    @update:
    It looks like now it sends to printer, but nothing happens.
    *I also was asked to enter the username password.
    *I have it shared and unchecked the option “render jobs at client computers”
    any thing else?

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    saurabh3 years ago

    should this be working with a printer attached to airport express?
    I have windows 7
    a canon printer attached to airport express and configured to print from windows 7 system.

    i followed all the steps( pretty sure everything looks ok)
    i checked if the service is running/firewall/ and it shows in my iphone.
    But, when i try to print from iphone, it says contacting printer. that’s it. nothing happens to the printer.
    any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    stanislav3 years ago

    Same issue as Rob Woods:
    1) Windows 7 64
    2) Services installed and running
    3) Printers shared and printed to from various laptops
    4) Firewall confirmed as letting airprint (and bonjour) through.
    5) iPad 2 never sees a printer.

    Would love to get it to work.

    Cheers,
    SKF

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      wayne2 years, 11 months ago

      I am now having this problem, same situation as Stanislav. For me, it was working fine for several months, but now my ipad and iphone cannot see my printer (no printers found)…verified services installed and running / printer shared, firewall confirmed allowing access…restarted computer…

      No clue now…!

      I’d hate to have to buy an Airprint printer just to get this working again – it was previously working great. Any suggestions are welcome!

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    Mick3 years ago

    Thanks. I installed iTunes 10.2.2 and Airprint on Windows 7 64bit using the installer. It works very well with an Epson Stylus R350.

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    John3 years ago

    I thought this procedure works with any printers. If not then let me causing I’m still getting that error.

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    Rob Woods3 years ago

    I’m at a loss. Bonjour and airprint services are running. Printer is shared (once in printers once in network). Have created an exception for airprint in windows firewall and avg firewall.

    But is still cant find the printer

    Running Windows 7

    Marriage offered for solution

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      John3 years ago

      Did u share the printer on windows 7.

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        Rob Woods3 years ago

        Hi, thanks, yes the printer is shared

        any other thoughts?

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          John3 years ago

          Other than what’s being posted in the directions, nope. I still have problems getting it to work
          In XP.

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    Joy3 years ago

    After downloading Airprint Installer on my Windows 7 pc, my iPad2 recognized my HP Officejet 4500 printer with a padlock (actually it is showing it twice, maybe off my laptop which also shares?) I didn’t get a firewall prompt and it would not print. I followed the instructions and added the airprint.exe file to the Windows Firewall allowed programs list. Then I received the printer password prompt. I went into user accounts, added a password to my account which was previously unprotected, and Eureka! my iPad2 prints to my printer! Entering a password each time sure beats buying a new printer! This one is only 6 months old! Thanks for all your help!

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      Debra Scott3 years ago

      Okay, this is a new computer for me, where do I find user account at.

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    Debra Scott3 years ago

    Hi I was reading your comments on Airprint and I just purchased my iPad 2. I installed the software on my computer and it ran great. I even see my printers listed on my iPad, but it has a lock and asking for a password, how do I fix this issue? My printers are HP photosmart printeres. My computer type is HPE 570t 64bit – Thanks Deb

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    cez3 years ago

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve installed airprint successfully

    However, when I try to print something on my iphone 4, it just says contacting printer…
    I’ve allowed an exception in firewall and enabled printer sharing but it just won’t work :(

    can anyone suggest what to do?

    Thanks!

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    Sharon3 years ago

    Hi. Can anyone tell me if installing this AirPrint software will allow me to print from my iphone 3G to my HP Printer, HP Laserjet Pro M1536DNF? I managed to install this AirPrint software on my computer without any problems, but my iphone 3G still does not show the option to print anything (web page, photo, email, etc) from my iphone 3G. Please help! Thank you.

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    John Sapyta3 years ago

    When I did the manual setup. I get Error: 1060/

    Any advice?

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    John Stanko3 years ago

    Just want to say this whole instruction and thread has been a life saver. I had gone out and bought a new Kodak wirless 5250 printer only to find out that although wireless it was not AirPrint compatable. Thank You Thank YOU THANK YOU for finding this fix.
    Some things I ran into were at first NOT using the command line as administrator and then the password issue. The suggestion to create a “normal” user called airprint with a password of air worked!
    The only thing I am disappointed with is that not everthing can be printed from an Ipad, it needs the print icon on the page to send to a printer… unless I’m just too stupid to figure it out. Anyway thanks again.

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      John Stanko3 years ago

      I am an IDIOT. Just found how to print normal web page stuff, email and photos using what I thought was a BACK arrow.

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    MikieB3 years ago

    I have a shared printer on a Windows NT 4.0 Server and would like to use that to print on. It’s an available printer on my Windows XP Pro machine, but it doesn’t show up on my list of printers on iPhone. Any suggestions?

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    John Sapyta3 years ago

    I downloaded the setup file and ran it and it wants me to install something else with a toolbar and make bing my default search engine. I don’t want to do
    that.

    What’s the deal.

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    Paul3 years ago

    Ok so I got alittle past that.. but now command prompt is in C:windows\system32
    and stlll wont let me get to just c:
    but it allows me to run the first command line… but the 2nd says cannot find folder

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      John3 years ago

      Type cd.. After typing cmd in the run box.

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    Paul3 years ago

    Hey there,
    I seem to be having a problem as well….
    When I go to command prompt, it will not let me just get to C:\
    I am stuck at
    C:\users\name>
    for some reason I can not get to just C:
    is there any way you can help with that?
    Otherwise i just keep getting an error
    thanks in advance
    -P

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    Christopher3 years ago

    Anyone have any ideas what would stop this from working. The service installed perfectly, I confirmed it is running. I am not running any software firewalls to prevent it. My wifi router has access to the wired machine running the software (I can browse folders and do other things via my laptop). I shared out my Dymo labeler (USB labeler) and my Konica 5450 (Ethernet printer).

    But my iPhone 4 & iPad 2 will not find any printers.

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    Ron3 years ago

    I have the same problem as Alp. I did notice that when I restart my router the printers show up on my phone then disappear after a couple of minutes. Maybe it’s a router issue. Any help on this would be great.

    Thanks

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      Jdk3 years ago

      I have the same problem with it working for a minute or two then stopping. I don’t believe it’s the router since stopping and restarting the AirPrint service seems to correct it ( for a minute or two). Has anyone found an alternative to AirPrint.exe??
      I’m running Win7-32bit & an iPad 1 with the latest iOS.

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        MKDC2 years, 12 months ago

        Did anyone get past the issue of the service stopping, well, not stopping, but not the iPhone/iPad not seeing the printer after a few minutes ??

        I can start the PC, and print fine for a few mins, but then I get the “No Printers Found” error. Restarting the service fixes it for a few mins and then the same thing happens..

        Very frustrating.

        I’m beginning to think its an iOS4.3 issue, as I had this running fine on 4.2.

        Can anyone that is having the same issue confirm what OS they have on their iPhone/iPad ?

        Thanks,
        Mike

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          MKDC2 years, 12 months ago

          I ended up updating the Bonjour Service and iTunes to the latest versions and this seems to have resolved the issue..

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      Peir2 years, 11 months ago

      I had the same problem that the printer showed up for 4-5 minutes then disappeared. The problem was solved after I enabled “Multicast” on my Router LAN interface. Bonjour service needs multicast to work.

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    Alp3 years ago

    Used ur lates awpinstaller and all worked for 2 minutes….ipad and iphone showed the printer…did also print for once…but after 2 minutes printer was again unable to find on the ipad/iphone.

    After rebooting…again it works for 2 mins…then again…no printer found.

    I believe that i did everything right, since it works for once…therefore i suppose i have to do one more thing to make it work continuosely?

    thanks for your efforts…

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    felix3 years ago

    What whould be the password?

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    The dude3 years ago

    I have set up the IPAD to print to a network shared printer. It sees the printer and seems to send the document to the printer, but nothing happens.

    If I look in the properties of the printer I see the name of the document to be printed. Under Status I see “spooling” and it never changes from that. I just waited 1hr for it to print 2 lines and am startting to think I could wait for the cows to come home and nothing would change. Under Owner it says SYSTEM and under Pages it says N/A.

    I have stopped and restarted the PrintSpooler and the AirPrint service, but nothing seems to change. I can print without a problem from any of the other Window based computers on the home network.

    Any ideas how to work around this problem?
    Thanks

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    Citislicker3 years ago

    This worked for me:

    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s -d c:\temp\cupslite” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

    The directory c:\temp\cupslite has to be created first.

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    chia3 years, 1 month ago

    After running Common prompt, they show this message as below:-

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Raja>sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files
    \AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto
    [SC] CreateService FAILED 1073:

    The specified service already exists.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Raja>sc.exe start AirPrint
    [SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

    An instance of the service is already running.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Raja>

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    Misho3 years, 1 month ago

    Guys, thanks for the solution…
    but can I adjust my print preferences using airprint??????
    the printer uses it’s full power… what if I wanted to print on economic mode???
    please help

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    Harry3 years, 1 month ago

    I got AirPlay to work with my iPad, so I thank all of you for this helpful information.

    I had to add a Windows (7 64-bit) log on password to get it to work and I hate having to enter it each time I log on. Is there any work around for this? Will “guest user” solve this? If so, how do you implement this?

    Thanks again.

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    Christopher3 years, 1 month ago

    I installed this on Windows 7 x64 Pro without any problems. I shared out two printers (a Dymo Label Printer for testing, and a Konica Minolta 5450 Network Printer).

    When I go on my iPad/iPhone it will not detect the printer. I do not have Wifi on my main PC that is sharing it, but I do use WIFI for the iPhone & iPad. I can confirm the service installed and started properly.

    I would really love to get printing working from my iPhone/iPad but I can’t seem to find what is going on here. I don’t want to buy a third printer just to have native AirPrint support.

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    Matt3 years, 1 month ago

    Just a quick extra that I have had problems with. I am using an ad hoc network in order to connect my iphone to the internet at uni. Obviously, if you ever restart the computer the network resets itself. When this happens my iPhone cannot find the printer when connected to the network.

    If any1 else is having this problem, go Start – type “run” enter – type “services.msg” enter – find AirPrint in the list and simply click stop, once stopped, click start (for some reason restart did not work for me). You should now be able to see the printer on your iOS device.

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    Lynn3 years, 1 month ago

    I installed IOS 4.3 and now Airprint won’t work anymore with my Windows 7 64-bit computer. Any answers out there?

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      Rob nelson3 years, 1 month ago

      Sounds like the same issue that I had. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. It says it’s working on my PC, but “no printers found” on the iPad.

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        Chris3 years, 1 month ago

        Same here – after upgrading all devices (3GS, iPhone4, and Ipad) to iOS 4.3, the printers are no longer available for printing… :-(

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    Rob nelson3 years, 1 month ago

    This was working great for me until I updated my iPad to iOS 4.3. Now the printer does not show up on my iPad – it says no printers found. I have iTunes 10.2.1.1. AirPrint and bonjour services are both running fine on my windows xp computer. I even tried restarting them. AirPrint is in the windows firewall exception list and the printer is shared.
    Has anyone else upgraded to 4.3 on their iPad and had the same issue?

    Any ideas on what to try next?

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      Pete3 years, 1 month ago

      Try uninstalling and reinstalling(make sure you are using the AWPInstaller.exe version). This thing seems to go to sleep every once in awhile and uninstall/reinstall wakes it up. Go figure.

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        Rob3 years, 1 month ago

        I tried that. It didn’t work. I had to do it manually, when I run the wizard (setup.exe) it gives me an unhandled exeption error. the notes make it sound like its trying to install a 64-bit version of the program on my windows xp system…

        any other ideas?

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    kpp013 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for all the help. Took a little work, had to add AirPrint.EXE to allowable programs in firewall, then Windows userID and Password to unlock and printing is working.

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    Danizzz3 years, 1 month ago

    I have a canon MP600 connected via usb to a HP wifi laptop but it doesn’t work.

    If i press on airprint exe i receive:
    canon mp600 printer: device capabilities (DC_enumresolutions) failed

    Please help me!

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    Chia3 years, 1 month ago

    after run the common prompt, come out this message “CreateService FAILED 1073?

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    Apartmani Soko Banja3 years, 1 month ago

    I do not know why anyone would use this method when there is already good existing platform that comes with the new Windows 7, which is not at all complicated

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      Pete3 years, 1 month ago

      Please supply more details.

      Thanks,

      Pete

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    Doug Bagwell3 years, 1 month ago

    This is amazing.

    I used the manual install. After reading the posts and mastering the “Run as Administrator”, I installed the software, and my IPAD print command asked to search for printers. After giving my PC password, it setup all three printers. I then commanded the IPAD to print and it worked perfectly.

    However, I have another printer, Brother HL-2170W, installed as a WiFi network printer. It is not attached to any PC.

    Is there a way to make this printer a stand alone printer that will print from the IPAD?

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

    Doug

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    chia3 years, 1 month ago

    after run the common prompt, come out this message “CreateService FAILED 1073″

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    chia3 years, 1 month ago

    When i go to run command prompt, my computer will auto shutdown, what happen for my computer?

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      Wolverine3 years, 1 month ago

      Its a famous virus. To remove it open your system registry, browse to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Microsoft->Command Processor] and remove the autorun= C:Windowspc-off.bat entry.

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    chia3 years, 1 month ago

    When i Go to run and type “CMD” to open Command Prompt as shown in the screenshot, my computer will auto shutdown, what happen for my computer?

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    Apartmani Soko Banja3 years, 1 month ago

    I tried 4 times and only now I managed to do everything right. And the previous times I did the same thing as last time. I do not know what the problem was

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    Todd3 years, 1 month ago

    When I Print even the smallest text file I notice that on the PC the printer queue shows 80 or so bytes out of 70-80mb printing. In the spool folder every time I try to print I see a “Shockwave Flash Object” there that is huge and nothing ever prints. How do I stop the flash object from trying to print each time?

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    Sally3 years, 1 month ago

    I am pulling my hair out…tried everything. The Bonjour and Airprint services are running – never did get any errors when I followed the instructions. Also tried the automated installer and again, everything looks fine. Printers have all been shared (can can be seen from other devices). Firewall exception has been added, (and I also tested with the Firewall turned off, for the hell of it, but that didn’t help. My iPad and Desktop PC are on the same network, using the same connection. But still my iPad sees no printers. Help please!

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    Bobby3 years, 1 month ago

    This Airprint is great. Thank you!

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    cathy3 years, 1 month ago

    I have spent all day playing with this. I finally got everything–the padlocks went away. I got an error message that the printer was offline when it was not–finally, after trying several times, it said sending to printer and nothing happened–help…i’m so close!

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      Lucho3 years, 1 month ago

      My problem is very similar to yours… Whenever I turn on my pc I can print from my iDevices for about 2 minutes after that I get a “printer is offline” message or a “no printers found” error. If I shutdown and start up my pc again then I can use AirPrint just fine again (for a couple of minutes)… If anybody has a clue on what I can do, please let me know.

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    Randman3 years, 2 months ago

    Brilliant! – only problem I’m having though are photos from my camera roll do not print correctly from my phone. My Canon MP500 prints photos way too small. Any Idea how to fix this?

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      bootboiler3 years, 2 months ago

      There is a Canon App for that in the Apple App Store…

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    Pinger3 years, 2 months ago

    Only had the option of “Guest” no option for “Guests”..
    Either way it did not unlock the padlock, still present.. :(

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    foo3 years, 2 months ago

    I setup AirPrint on Windows homeserver (just by following the regular instructions) since it’s always powered on however I had the problem with the padlock appearing next to the printer when I went to print from my iPhone or iPad. As other people have probably read about this issue on Windows 7, you need to enable the guest account. However on Windows Homeserver you need to do the following:
    1) Login using remote desktop
    2) Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy
    3) Go to Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Allow log on locally
    4) Add Guest or Guests (I added both)

    And then the padlock will disappear! Hope this helps someone.

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    james g3 years, 2 months ago

    Works great once I set a windows password. THX

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    Sam3 years, 2 months ago

    When using the cmd prompt I mistakenly used the 64bit settings. How do i change it to the 32bit ones?

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    Cindy3 years, 2 months ago

    I think I love you. This is better than fresh sliced bread with butter! I had a few kinks but worked them out in no time when I reread the directions and a few people’s comments (original post-googled). Both of my printers work beautifully!! It even recognizes printers I only hook up occasionally! Amazing! Thanks sooooooooooo much! You saved me some money! I really wanted to print from my iPad but I’m annoyed at HP and did NOT want to buy another one of their products. Now I won’t have to!

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      Bootboiler3 years, 2 months ago

      I am with Cindy. HP bad! They are Ink bandits!

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    andygo3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi folks, i can get Airprint to work fine as long as I have my Windows 7 firewall turned off. I manually browsed and added the Airprint firewall exception, but it has no efect when I turn the firewall back on. Its a pity, as it makes my ipad soo much better to use.

    Any ideas folks?

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      Stevo3 years, 1 month ago

      Reset your firewall to default settings then rerun the install. Take note of the apps and rules set up before doing so as you will probably need to set some of them back up. I was having all kinds of issues from not seeing the printers to having a lock icon on the printers.

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    Lonnie Guidry3 years, 2 months ago

    AIRPRINT KEEPS SHOWING STATE AS 1 STOPPED. CANNOT GET IT TO CHANGE TO 4 AND WHEN TRY TO START AIRPRINT GET ERROR Failed 2

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    Lonnie Guidry3 years, 2 months ago

    AIRPRINT KEEPS SHOWING STATE AS 1 STOPPED. CANNOT GET IT TO CHANGE TO 4 AND WHEN TRY TO START AIRPRINT GET ERROR Failed 2

    Any suggestions

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    scott3 years, 2 months ago

    Does anyone know if Printopia requires your computer to be running?

    Thanks,

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    Rob3 years, 2 months ago

    How long does the download usually take?

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      Its only 2.37MB and takes a minute or two on broadband.

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        felix3 years ago

        What would be the password?

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    Shyam3 years, 2 months ago

    Update..2 OK.. created local account print with password and it works now…!

    Thanks a lot TadGhostal…!

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    Shyam3 years, 2 months ago

    Update.. I added/granted my local sub-net in firewall setting for incoming udp/tcp for all ports and now it ask for the passwords..
    I use domain login for the laptop so still need to figure out what username/password to enter on my iphone..!

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    Shyam3 years, 2 months ago

    I got it installed on Wind XP. I see the printer on my iphone4 but with the lock pad. When I tap the lock pad on ihpne the lock pad spins for a while but it never prompt for username/password as mentioned above.
    Any idea?

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    christopher3 years, 2 months ago

    ARGH!
    Tried nearly everything
    Installed manually, did firewall, user “print” with password (my admin user on win 7 already has password though), shared printer, etc.

    See printer with lock, when I try to print get spinning wheel with no request for password.

    Tried APWInstaller, same thing
    All diag tests listed above are successful as described.

    On another network with Mac I have printopia trial working great.
    Thinking I should pay the $10 since I can’t get windows printing working but that doesn’t help on this network…

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    Joshua3 years, 2 months ago

    Awesome! I’ve been wanting to be able to print stuff with my iPod without having to purchase any crazy apps that might not work!

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    Robin3 years, 2 months ago

    I’ve done everything listed above, including using the newest installer. I have airprint and bonjour as services that are started. Both are allowed to communicate through the firewall. Can’t find any printers on my ipad. It’s a network printer (I can go to the printer page on my ipad (http://192.168….., so I know they’re on the same network). Not sure what to try next :(

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    Dandaman3 years, 3 months ago

    Worked great!!! Thanks.

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    Ralf Thiel3 years, 3 months ago

    Tried to install on my Windows 2008 Server but failed (OS not supported). Any chance that Airprint for Windows will run on a Server OS soon? Would be nice to have, since servers run 24×7 and usually they have shared printers configured too :-)

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      TadGhostal3 years, 3 months ago

      I’ll look into it :)

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    talljetsfan3 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve done everything right so far, I see my printer on my 3gs, when I hit the print button it says it’s printing to my Epson but nothing prints?
    The file is in the queue and the status says printing but it isn’t.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks.

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    ebeng3 years, 3 months ago

    TadGhostal says:
    December 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    There is no point where you should be running AirPrint.exe

    Please download and run the installation from http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe

    ——————————————————

    Did this also couple of times, but i can’t see my printer anyway on my iphone….

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    bootboiler3 years, 3 months ago

    Your rock, I thought I was going to have to buy an HP piece of crap… Post your PayPal, you deserve some $’s…

    The Manual way worked great to setup, the auto hung…

    -bootboiler

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    Robskeys3 years, 3 months ago

    Also, When I try to print a test page from this xp computer it says in an Epson status monitor 3 pop up window “Cannot Create/Open File Mapping” But a test page prints fine off of a vista laptop using the same network.

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    Robskeys3 years, 3 months ago

    I downloaded and installed the most recent installer that does that auto firewall settings etc. I’m using an XP 32 with an Epson 610 printer on my network. I have the iPhone4 connecting to the same router as the xp machine and the printer. When I click print page on iPhone, it lists “WorkForce 610 (Network)” if I hit the arrow right, it lists 3 other printers that are no longer part of the system but the epson is checked with a padlock. I previously entered the login and pw so it defaults to the epson. When I hit print it says: “Printing to workforce, preparing page 1 of 2″ But nothing comes out of the printer. What am I missing? I’m SOOO CLOSE ! Do I have to restart everything?
    I checked the firewalls and all are listed as mentioned above in this thread. HELP !

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    Mark3 years, 3 months ago

    I’m not quite there. Attempted the downloads as instructed above. I can get to the point where the network printer shows up on the ipad. I hit print, and the print file shows up on the PC (running Vista) in the print queue for the printer (HP 7210). Owner = SYSTEM. Goes nowhere from there; won’t even delete easily – must run HP utility to clear print queue. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    Pinger3 years, 3 months ago

    Spoke to soon.. On reboot of computer AirPtint services and process is running but iPad doesn’t see it… AirPrint and bonjour have correct firewall settings so again I am baffled.. If I rerun APWInstaller all is good again until reboot… Any Ideas??

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      Neno3 years, 3 months ago

      Hi Pinger,
      I have the same issue than you. When I reboot my computer, the airprint dienst is active but I can’t see the printers with the Ipad. I have to stop and start again the airprint dienst so that it works (It is actually what you do on your side when rerunning the APWinstaller).
      I have been playing with the Firewall. By toggling it on/off, it sometimes work fine by rebooting (sporadically). However I don’t think that it is directly related to the firewall (when it is turned off, it works only once by next reboot – The same when I turn it on). I rather think than by toggling the firewall on and off, I am influencing the booting sequencing timing between some tasks. I have read somewhere in a german forum that the issue could be that the network is sometimes not yet active when airprint is started. However it is not confirmed and nobody could propose a fix in this forum.
      So has anybody an idea how we could clarify and fix that?
      Thanks

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        Pinger3 years, 3 months ago

        Neno we are sooo close… I agree the firewall isn’t the problem, something isn’t reloading from the install after rebooting.. we know services and processes are loading but something else is not..

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          Neno3 years, 3 months ago

          Hi Pinger,
          See my solution for Windows 7 below from 2nd of January. In the meantime, I have tested the same solution for windows xp and it works fine as well. The difference is that you need to build a delay in the batch file since the scheduler of Windows XP is not very advanced and does not allow to set one. I did that by adding a ping to an unknown adress with a 30s delay. Therefore the batch must be:
          @ping 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 30000
          sc.exe stop airprint
          sc.exe start airprint

          If you do not build this delay, it does not work!
          You can also add the following line at the end of the batch to get a sound when it is loaded:
          sndrec32.exe /close /play %SystemRoot%\Media\chimes.wav

          That way, it works perfect for me now in Windows 7 and XP. As soon as a PC is started and without having to login, I can find the printer from the Ipad and print.

          May be there is a guy around that is better than me in programming and can build a setup that install this task in the scheduler automatically.
          Greetings.

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      Neno3 years, 3 months ago

      Hello guys,

      For the one who have issues by reboot where they can see that the airprint service has started but however can’t find the printer from the ipad…
      I have tried the following on Windows 7:

      From an Administrator account, I have created an airprint batch file with the 2 following lines:

      sc.exe stop airprint
      sc.exe start airprint

      I have placed the airprint.bat file in the airprint directory.
      Afterwards, I have created a task in a the task scheduler to call this batch file. I have followed the following tutorial:
      http://bit.ly/e28syV
      The difference I did in the settings are (actually I do not really the names in english because my windows is in German):
      - In general: start independantly from User Login
      - In general: do not store passwort
      - In Trigger: By Boot (instead of by Login)
      - In Trigger: Delay of 30 sec.

      I do not know if actually the 30 sec are necessary…..I did not tried yet.
      But now, as soon as I start the PC, the printer will systematically be found by the Ipad. I don’t even need to login into Windows to print.

      I don’t actually know if this works because I influence the boot sequence or if it is because I really stop and start again the airprint
      However, may be will a geek :) around be able to answer the question and create a setup that install such a task :)))))

      The solution need to be further tested…but at first glance, works fine.

      Greatings

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        Neno3 years, 3 months ago

        Small precision for my solution with the task scheduler: When you configure the scheduler, you need to untick everything in the tab where there is the Energie Management otherwise the task does not run if your PC is on battery….

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    Pinger3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks TadGhostal,
    for some reason that download and install did the trick!!

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      Pinger3 years, 3 months ago

      Spoke too soon… New problem, after rebooting my PC the AirPrinter Services and Processes are running but iPad doesn’t see my printer unless I do a reinstall of AirPrint or manually run the exe file and leave the black CMD window open… Wish I could find out what the problem is here..

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    ebeng3 years, 3 months ago

    did that also,

    i downloaded a couple of *.exe , installed a couple of times the installers and deleted them, but none of them worked….

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      TadGhostal3 years, 3 months ago

      Only 1 exe to download.

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        LenDB23 years, 3 months ago

        I’m running Vista 64-bit and followed all of the instructions, including a reboot. When my iPad would NOT see my wireless printer, I realized I had to go into the “Network and Sharing Center” on my Vista laptop and set the “Printer Sharing” option to “ON” (it was set to “OFF”).

        As soon as I that, my Firewall (Trend) popped up with a warning. I clicked ALLOWED and my Safari Print option was now asking for a userid and password. After typing those in, I was able to print my browser page without a problem.

        One question: For other iPad Apps, like email, how do I PRINT? I do not see a print button or icon. Thanks again for all your help.

        Lenny

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          Rob nelson3 years, 1 month ago

          Click the arrow button for reply/forward/print when in e-mail.

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    ebeng3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a Canon IP200, w7 x64, iphone 3gs 4.2.1
    it’s been printing with shared options on other windows, but i cant find it with my iphone.

    Itunes, Bonjour, Airprint, everything checked double time, turned on off deleted, even the firewall and the guest account, but i’m keeping the problem with this, when i excecute the aiprint.exe:

    unable to remove “..local\temp\/cupslite/cupslite” no such direct.
    Canon inkjet pixma IP2000 : DeviceCapabilities (DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed
    xpfd versi. 3.02.33

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    sero3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a Canon IP200, w7 x64, iphone 3gs 4.2.1
    it’s been printing with shared options on other windows, but i cant find it with my iphone.

    Itunes, Bonjour, Airprint, everything checked double time, turned on off deleted, even the firewall and the guest account, but i’m keeping the problem with this, when i excecute the aiprint.exe:

    unable to remove “..localtemp/cupslite/cupslite” no such direct.
    Canon inkjet pixma IP2000 : DeviceCapabilities (DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed
    xpfd versi. 3.02.33

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    Pinger3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a strange problem, I did the install and after a few adjustments suggested by this thread(adding Guest, firewall settings ect..) my iPad now sees my Epson NX625 BUT only when I run airprint.exe and leave the C:/ProgramFiles\AirPrint\airprint.exe Command Prompt window open, soon as I close it the iPad loses my printer??? Any idea why this is?

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    Fred –
    I’ve had the same problem myself (win 7 64 bit). I haven’t been able to find any definite trigger as of yet – it seems to be random. I suspect it may be related to whatever flakiness is in iTunes that makes my iPhone or iPad randomly not show up when I connect them.

    About 25% of the time, when I plug in one of the devices, iTunes freezes for some time, then says it can’t connect. Sometimes just unplugging and replugging helps. This has been a known problem for years now (long before AirPrint).

    I actually have an “emergency script” that I run sometimes when I can’t get the device to show up in iTunes. It stops all the services related to iTunes, then restarts them, then launches iTunes. It’s effective about 70% of the time when nothing (short of a reboot) works. The other 30% has been solved by running this script AND rebooting the device itself.

    I only mention this here because it has also fixed the problem you described in your post. Of course it’s a sledge hammer approach, but it’s faster than rebooting the machine, probably as effective. Here’s my script if you’re interested (of course, if you don’t want it to run iTunes at the end, just remove the obvious line):
    ———————————————–
    @echo off
    net stop “AirPrint”
    net stop “Apple Mobile Device”
    net stop “Bonjour Service”
    net stop “iPod Service”
    net start “iPod Service”
    net start “Bonjour Service”
    net start “Apple Mobile Device”
    net start “AirPrint”
    start iTunes.exe
    exit
    ——————————————-
    Copy the text above (everything between the dotted lines, but not the dotted lines themselves) and paste it into notepad. Save the file in the same directory where iTunes.exe file is located call it something like iTunesStarter.bat

    Note that notepad likes to put a .txt on the end of files (unless you change the ‘file type’ while saving), so if you end up with something like iTunesStarter.bat.txt, just rename it. The important thing is that the file END with .bat

    When you have trouble, run this script by double-clicking on it. It just stops and restarts the pertinent services. If you use it, let me know if it helps.

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    FredM3 years, 4 months ago

    My thanks to TadGhostal for the “cleaned up” installation routine. I installed it with no trouble several days ago, and have been printing successfully since….mostly. Every now and then I can send a print job from my iPad, the job appears to be sent and the printing icon shows up in the multi-task list. It shows that iPad is trying to send data, but the printer doesn’t respond. I’ve found that if I simply restart my laptop (win 7-64 bit) everything works again.

    I don’t know what triggers the lack of response and have not done any testing to try to figure it out. Any ideas what I might to do make the system work all the time?

    TadGhostal, thanks again for your work on this process!

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    Are you running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7?

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      brillee3 years, 4 months ago

      Windows 7

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    Brillee3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi,
    My computer shows that AirPrint is running. It’s been added to the firewall and my printer(Lexmark 7685) is on the shared network, but it does not show up in my iPhone. Any suggestions?

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Which OS are you running? XP, Vista, or 7?

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    Pete3 years, 4 months ago

    The Ipad now sees the printer with your new script, the print job shows up in the print que but nothing goes to the printer. AirPrint is checked in the Firewall under Home/Private and Public categories(the only ones there). Your script …show allowedprogram ENABLE doesn’t show airprint. The following script….add allowedprogram… gives me: “IMPORTANT: “netsh firewall” is deprecated; use “netsh advfirewall firewall” instead. For more information…The system cannot find the path specified. I’ve retyped the scripts several times and get the same results. Suggestions? Running Windows 7 64bit.

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    James3 years, 4 months ago

    Got this working first try. Well not really. Had a scare the other day and I thought it was your “hack”. Computer started not working properly on internet. Too bad the problem was so obvious, it took me hours of uninstalls and tracking things down. My router got hosed in a storm last week with power surges, so it was working sporadically. After I replaced the router and got everything squared away, I came back here and downloaded the latest version, installed, had to manually add to firewall and put a password onto this particular laptop that I shared out the printer and voila! Immediate printing from iphone. So pumped.
    Thanks TadGhostal!

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    Aaaaaaaa3 years, 4 months ago

    Fantastic. Worked correctly the first time!

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    Rexx3 years, 4 months ago

    This works great! Used your new installer on my Win7 32-bit, after updating Itunes to 10.1 & Ipads to IOS 4.2. Both my iPads noticed my Brother MFC-490CW (after I turned on the wireless option on the printer) immediatly, and other than having to type my windows userid/password before my first print, my PDF (via Safari) and a Wikipanon article printed right away and perfectly.

    TadGhostal gives us what Apple will not…many thanks!

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    Paul3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks TadGhostal, your simple step by step instructions are great. Easy to follow but most importantly they worked like a charm.

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    PeteS3 years, 4 months ago

    Can’t click on either installer(Get “Text Select” icon). What gives?

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Try reloading the page – it’s working from what I can see.

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    Rob3 years, 4 months ago

    OK. I’ve now done about everything I can, with partial success.

    I have a Canon MP640 being used as a WiFi printer on a Windows XP SP3 system and a Windows 7 system. I am using Norton Internet Security on both systems.

    I have used the new APWInstaller.exe installer provided by TadGhostal.

    On the Windows 7, I have no problems at all. The printer appeared after running the install. The only extra step I had to take was rebooting the system. As expected I had to put in a userid/password once on each device I print from (iPad, iPhone), but since then it has worked like a charm.

    On the Windows XP SP3 system, the install works, but when the service starts I still get the same errors appearing in the windows event log:

    Unable to remove “C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\/cupslite/cupslite” – No such file or directory

    and

    Canon MP640 series Printer: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed

    All the firewall rules were set correctly, but to further try and figure out if it is a firewall issue, I disabled all the Norton firewall and autoprotect options, and turned off the windows firewall via security centre (I kept the service running). Then I stopped and started the AirPrinter service again, but the same errors still occur. Tried rebooting, etc, still no luck.

    So, I’ve got printing working, via the Windows 7 system, but I’d still love to get the Windows XP SP3 system working as well, because that is the system that is turned on all the time.

    Anybody with any further ideas?

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Since you’re testing, make sure the windows firewall actually has the application listed.

      From the command prompt, run:

      netsh firewall show allowedprogram ENABLE

      It will list all enabled programs. airprint.exe should be listed in there. If it’s not, run:

      netsh firewall add allowedprogram “%programfiles%\airprint\airprint.exe” “AirPrint for Windows” ENABLE

      It should return with an “ok”

      Give it a try after that. You shouldn’t have to reboot

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    Is it the same computer with iTunes and Bonjour? If so, it must remain on. This installation of AirPrint is designed to work through Bonjour, not via direct wireless connection.

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    Jack Lin3 years, 4 months ago

    thank !!
    download APWInstaller.exe is working and easy to install

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe

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    Andrew3 years, 4 months ago

    Does the computer that installed the wireless printer need to be online all the time to allow the printer to work? Every time I shut the computer off, the printer is not found on the iphone. Am I doing something wrong?

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    Peter3 years, 4 months ago

    I need help guys!

    I got my printer showed up on my ipad but there is a lock icon next to it; when I try to print a web page nothing happen.

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      Matt3 years, 4 months ago

      same here – I installed the setup w/ no issues (though my firewall never popped up to ask access – perhaps the issue?) and I can see my printer just fine, but there is a lock icon there and nothing happens when i try use it.

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        Matt3 years, 4 months ago

        I did figure out how to allow the AirPrint program through my firewall, now when I try use it I am asked for a user name and password? I haven’t set up any passwords on this computer…

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        TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

        It may be the firewall. If you used the installer listed in the article, it won’t do anything automatically in the firewall.

        Please use this one, which is an update to the original. It will clean up and add entries in the firewall as needed.

        This was written by me (the same author as the original), and it’s safe to use.

        http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Click the printer – it should ask you for a username/password. If it doesn’t, you might not have the firewall setup correctly.

      You can try the updated installer if you want – it will add the entries for you.

      http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe

      Otherwise, make sure you allow the application for all UDP and all TCP on all networks (public, private, domain).

      once you get it to work, you can play around with restricting the firewall entries more if you wish.

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        Matt3 years, 4 months ago

        I get the username and password request – is their a default? I’ve never set up a username or password and it says try again if I click continue w/ nothing.

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          TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

          from the command prompt, type:

          echo %username%

          That will print your current user name – this is what you need to use for the user when prompted.

          Now, for password – you probably didn’t set one up. Unfortunately, AirPrint requires a passworded account.

          You can add a password easy enough right from the ol’ command prompt:

          net user %username% *

          You’ll be prompted for a new password (twice). Once done, you can use that for the login password.

          PLEASE UNDERSTAND, however, that by setting a password for your account, there may be other things that no longer work (without intervention). Things like network shares and scheduled tasks.

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            Matt3 years, 4 months ago

            Victory!! I’m not a DOS baby so I setup my password via standard way from the account spot in the control panel – I was thrown off by the necessity of the password. All works perfectly now though, thanks!

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            Mark G3 years ago

            Tad ghostal, I don’t think I currently have a User Name or Password but will follow your instructions to see if I do. The question I have is, if I set up a Password, will my wife have to use that on her Laptop which is shared with Printers via Wifi. Is the password necessary everttime you want to print or reboot the computer? How would I delete the need for password at a later time if decide against it. sorry for the novice questions.

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            Mark G3 years ago

            Tadghostal, I’m sorry one more question. Does the admin name and Password have to be entered only once, or does it have to be entered everytime you try to print something or reboot your machine. obviously, I’m not a fan of doing somethng new where it was not necessary in the past for printing from other laptops in the house. Again, sorry for the novice questions.

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    Paz3 years, 4 months ago

    I have win 7 64bit
    by mistake I have copied and run in CMD the commands for 32 bit and now the service won’t start and I can’t delete the service
    how do I clean everything to start form clean slate?

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Use the installer below. It’s an updated one and will clean up everything for you. If you put any files in the wrong folder, it won’t remove them – you’ll have to do that after then installer finishes – but it will clean up what’s needed.

      http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe

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    Nettie3 years, 4 months ago

    I finally printed from pages on my iPad !! Yipee!! I installed the new installer and after fits and starts I actually printed a document and wouldn’t you know I ran out of ink. Thanks for the help. Appreciate it.

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    allsquiet3 years, 4 months ago

    Almost there. I’m being asked for a username and password when i select the printer. The printer is not password protected. I’ve tried my windows login and and the login for the WiFi network with no results. Looking for suggestions.

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      I will be the windows login and password. If your login doesn’t use a password, you may need to create one in order for it to work.

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        A.O.3 years, 3 months ago

        Hey thanks for the help! Couldn’t figure out what the user name & password was, but I tried this, and sure enough, it worked!

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          Mark G3 years ago

          Tried what? I don’t think I have a User name and definitely don’t have a password. How would I find out what my User name is? and how do I create a User name and Password if I need one.

          Thanks,
          mark

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    bonjour needs to be in the firewall, but the iTunes installation takes care of that.

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    UPDATE: After playing around, here’s what I’ve found out…

    1) The Windows Firewall service must be running for AirPrint to work. The firewall itself can be disabled, but the service must be running.
    2) The AirPrint application must be allowed in the firewall rules.
    3) AirPrint doesn’t have a direct dependency on Bonjour per se, but it does see printers listed by the Bonjour service. This has to do with Apple printing, CUPS, etc.

    For Vista and 7 users, you have to make sure entries you put in your firewall are correct and are for the right networks.

    So, to make things easier, I’ve released a better, smaller, and more robust installer that will handle all of the firewall stuff (optional) and will throw WAY less errors. I would urge anyone wanting the installer to get the new one from http://www.mediafire.com/file/fpzkdahc78c3kgc/APWInstaller.exe and NOT use the previous link. NOTE: The screenshots above won’t apply to this new installer, but it’s a lot simpler anyway.

    The bottom line is that THIS installer should get everything right for you – even if you’ve got things in a messed up state.

    Enjoy and let me know how it works.

    TadGhostal

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    Art3 years, 4 months ago

    Is anyone getting this to work with Norton 360 Firewall and Windows 7?

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    Pete Woodcock3 years, 4 months ago

    its the bonjour service that you need to allow in the firewall… now working a charm

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    OK – I’ve just discovered something…

    It *appears* that AirPrint for Windows REQUIRES the Windows Firewall service to be running. If you disable the service, your printers won’t work (at least mine do not). When I disable the service, printers that were working on my device show offline first, then disappear and the device reads “no printers available”

    Another tip – double-tap your button on your device to see running apps. If you see an app called Print Center (didn’t know you had that, did ya?) – it might show numbers (badges) on the icon. That’s the device’s print queue. If it has a numbered badge, it has hung up jobs. You’ll need to tap the icon and clear the jobs out.

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      Frits Polak3 years, 4 months ago

      I have the Windows Firewall switched off and use ZoneAlarm Extreme Security as my firewall wuth Airprint.exe allowed to do anything. This works nicely and I am not asked for passwords etc. Printing from my iPad to my Lexmark X5190 printer connected via USB to my Windows Xp machine works super now!

      Thanks again

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    Ok, for those who can get so far as to be able to print, only to find that it hangs saying “contacting printer”, check the ‘ol firewall.

    Make sure that if you have Vista or Windows 7 that the application is allowed for ALL networks listed (Public, Private, Domain).

    If that doesn’t work, as a troubleshooting step, disable your firewall by typing (from the command prompt):

    sc stop mpssvc

    Wait a few seconds, then try printing again.

    If that works, the problem is definitely with the firewall.

    At any rate, entering sc start mpssvc will turn the firewall back on.

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      EdwinTheElf3 years ago

      I had the “Contacting Printer” problem, sometimes followed by a message saying “Printer if offline”, even though I’d added AirPrint.exe to my Comodo firewall as a trusted application.

      After much problems tracking it turns out that something (not me) had turned on the Windows XP firewall that I had previously disabled (two firewalls running simultaneously is not a good idea!). Disabling the XP firewall (I prefer Comodo) allowed immediate connection.

      Interestingly, although Comodo flashed up a warning on first use of AirPrint, XP firewall did not.

      Read more: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20023976-233.html

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    Dennis3 years, 4 months ago

    @tadghostal. I noticed you kept mentioning airplay, like

    Hitting enter should display some status information. Look for state=4, which indicates AirPrint is running. If for some reason the state is something else, type:

    Sc start airplay

    Then type:

    Sc query airplay

    Do you also have something for airplay to work without using apple tv? Like streaming videos to pc’s with big screens? Or shared speakers?

    That would be a great addition! Again, thanks a lot for providing great solutions!

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Sorry – I keep getting confused between airplay and airprint. I’m making things worse, aren’t I?

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    Jimbo3 years, 4 months ago

    I am getting Aiprint errors in the event log:

    Unable to remove “..tempfile..\/cupslite/cupslite” no such file or directory
    Unable to register “HP CP1215 Printer @ Windows7PC”: -65563

    I have Windows 7 64bit. AirPrint service installed fine, it starts automatically, and I can freely start and stop it. Bonjour service is also running.

    Please Help?!?

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    Roger3 years, 4 months ago

    It installed fine. iPhone finds the printer, but it shows a locked padlock. After I send AirPrint command and select printer, that waiting sign appears and never goes on. Any suggestions, please?

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      Dennis3 years, 4 months ago

      Same goes with me. Ipad finds the printer, but also shows a locked padlock. Clicking on it and the waiting sign would go on and disappear after 1 minute, without printing anything. Btw, my setup is a network printer connected to a router, marked as shared printer in a local desktop running Airprint. I hope that would help or am I getting it wrong?

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      Dennis3 years, 4 months ago

      After tinkering a bit more, i finally got airprint to finally print out on my network printer. Missing link was going to windows firewall and allow airprint.exe … Reboot everything… Restart airprint manually (although it is running already, but ipad doesn’t detect, so i did sc stop airprint, then sc start airprint, … Detection goes through, username and password prompted, then lo and behold, printer churns out copies!
      @tadghostal – am greatly pleased at what you have provided for users of ios without having to use hp printers. Finally, a solution for us to print to practically any brand of printers. Thanks!

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        TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

        Thanks for the complement, Dennis!

        Unfortunately I can’t take credit for anything. I didn’t provide AirPrint for Windows – that came from Apple. I found the files on this site just like you, then I went and made an installer for them to help out.

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    Art3 years, 4 months ago

    Also, when I click on Bonjour in IE all I get is a window that opens up. Then I click on Bonjour in that window and I get taken to the Bonjour web page @ Apple.

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    Art3 years, 4 months ago

    I have been trying to get this to work with my iPad. Always No printers found. I am using Windows 7 64-bit. The version of Bonjour that was installed with iTunes 4.1 did not have a printer wizard. I unistalled it and installed the 64-bit windows version, so now I have a printer wizard in Bonjour and I can see all my networked printers. I do not see anything in Bonjour about aharing printers. I have the AirPrint and Bonjour services installed and running. I am using the Firewall in Norton 360 and I have set an exception for both in the firewall. I have even turned the firewall off just to see if that would work.

    My iPad cannt find the printers. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. I do have AirPrint installed in Program Files (x86).

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      Rob3 years, 1 month ago

      You have to share the printer. Go into control panel, printers, and look at the properties of the printer. make sure you check share this printer.

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    Gary3 years, 4 months ago

    Not sure what’s going on here, but everything installed fine, the service is up and running, my firewall has been opened, I see the list of printers on my iPad, but when I attempt to print I get the little iCircle spinning around endlessly and nothing ever actually gets printed.

    I know I’m close but what else am I missing here?

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      Bondkt3 years, 4 months ago

      I get that too! I can print just fine after install but when I reboot it doies not print. I can see the printer on the ipad and i tell it to print and it just sits there for hours, spinning.

      Firewall is open i have latest itunes and bonjour and airprint runs when the computer starts.

      The only way i can get to to start printing again after a reboot is to restart the service…

      Any help guys?

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      1) Make sure you can print normally. This will make sure there are no documents stuck in your print queue and that nothing is screwed up. If you can’t then the problem isn’t with AirPrint obviously.

      2) Reboot if you haven’t already.

      Otherwise, I stumped.

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        Gary3 years, 4 months ago

        I randomly tried printing again today after making exactly ZERO changes to my configuration on either the Windows PC or the iPad, but wouldn’t you know, the dang thing actually printed. Perhaps it only works on Sundays, but at least it does work. Thanks to everyone for your help, and of course thanks to whoever created this in the first place, it really goes a long way toward making the iPad useful for anything.

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    kyle3 years, 4 months ago

    I’m having no luck whatsoever with this. I extracted all files (3 files) into “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint”. I have turned on the guest accout, AirPrint is an exception on windows firewall, the printer is shared after running through Bonjour Print Wizard and checking “share this printer” and giving it a name. When executing the first line I get “The specified service already exists”. When executing the second line of code I get “[SC] StartService FAILED 5: Access is denied.”

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      kyle3 years, 4 months ago

      sorry I forgot to mention that I am running cmd as administrator.

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        TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

        What is the specific “fist command” you ran? I can’t imagine any of the first command telling you that the service already exists.

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    ctmed54083 years, 4 months ago

    I followed your above instructions and this is the error message I receive:……..
    [SC] EnumQueryServicesStatus:OpenService FAILED 1060:

    The specified service does not exist as an installed service. Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.

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    Rob3 years, 4 months ago

    I see both errors in Windows event viewer when the AirPrint service starts. The service is set to start automatically, but I can also access it via “services.mac” and manually stop and start it.

    Every time the service starts I see two events:
    Unable to remove “C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\/cupslite/cupslite” – No such file or directory
    Canon MP640 series Printer: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed

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    Ritodee3 years, 4 months ago

    Installed ok, but when I choose printer I get prompt on Ipad for username & password, but I dont have username or password. Almost there I hope … thanks

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    Applesinafton3 years, 4 months ago

    @ tadghostal……I cleaned out everything from the manual process…….finally got it to work with the cmd comands……ok……..my iPad is finding the signal……..thou it’s asking me for a username and password…….my pc is set to boot as admin so I don’t have a password or a username…….Noreen does my kodak printer……….pleas help……once again……thanks……..

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      Applesinafton3 years, 4 months ago

      Anybody having this problem can add a user account……call it print…..and assign print as the password………..thanks to all for the help……AirPrint is now a reality for all of us!

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        Helen3 years, 2 months ago

        OMG IT WORKS NOW!!!!!!! Thank you!!

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        Rank Merida3 years, 1 month ago

        This worked. Thank you very much.

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      If your computer boots without asking for a password, one of two things is going on…

      You’re using an account with a blank password, or you have a password but you’re using auto-login.

      There are several options for fixing this, ranging from turning on guest login to setting (or changing if you don’t know it) your password. Read back through other comments and you’ll find several suggestions.

      You can change your password, or set one up if you don’t already have one – and I was going to put info on how to do that – but there are so many other issues that this can cause that I chose not to.

      Again, search around the comments in this thread and also http://jaxov.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-service-on-windows/. There are several things that people have done to get past this issue.

      Good luck!

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    Paul3 years, 4 months ago

    Just wanted to let you know, work great here

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    nettie3 years, 4 months ago

    tried installer program but it didn’t finish got error 1772

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    Rob3 years, 4 months ago

    I’ve tried all the various suggestions from this site, and from many others. The all end up with the same error messages reported by the service.

    Unable to remove “C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\/cupslite/cupslite” – No such file or directory
    Canon MP640 series Printer: DeviceCapabilities(DC_ENUMRESOLUTIONS) failed

    I’m running winXP SP3 with full admin priveledges. The printer is shared and is USB connected.

    I’ve also tried running AirPrint with the -U (usb connected printer), but that also doesn’t work.

    If anyone has any ideas, I’d love to hear them.

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      TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

      Where are you seeing that error? I’ve only seen it when trying to run airprint.exe from the command line with no arguments – which is not the correct way to run it.

      run airprint.exe -r to uninstall, then airprint.exe -i to re-install.

      After that, you shouldn’t see anything – you should have to look in your services manager (run services.msc from the command line to open). Does it show that it’s started in the services manager after doing this?

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        Tom3 years ago

        I had that same problem, and this fixed it for me. Thanks!

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    TadGhostal3 years, 4 months ago

    Quick note that might help people with with different serums, (non US, OS installed on drive other than C:, etc.)

    1. The AirPrint files need to be in your program files folder. From a command prompt, type:

    Echo %programfiles%

    Then press enter. The line that prints shows your program files location, Create a folder named airprint under there and put the three required files in that new folder.

    2. From the command prompt type the following lines, hitting enter after each one:

    %programfiles%\AirPrint\AirPrint.exe -r
    %programfiles%\AirPrint\AirPrint.exe -i

    Note: the only spaces in either line is just before the dash (-). Also, the only difference between the two lines is the last letter. In case you’re curious, the first line removes AirPrint (in cas it installed incorrectly, and the second installs it.

    That’s it. That will install it regardless of your set up, if it can be installed at all.

    Also, if you look at what gets installed after doing this (which is Apple’s intended way), there is no Bonjour requirement.

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    Klabautermanden3 years, 5 months ago

    Works. Thanks a bunch!

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    TadGhostal3 years, 5 months ago

    Ok, for everyone still having trouble, do this:

    1. follow steps 1-4 of the original post found at http://jaxov.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-airprint-service-on-windows/
    2. Those steps are designed to do two things: put the three files needed into your program files directory, and get you to a command prompt. SO, before you go any further, make sure that ALL of the following is true:
    A). IF you have a folder on your computer named “C:\program Files (x86)\AirPrint”, then make sure it contains 3 files, one of which is named AirPrint.exe. If that folder doesn’t exist, but one similarly named “C:\program Files\AirPrint” does, then the same applies – it should have three files, one named AirPrint.exe
    B) You should be at a command prompt
    If both A and B aren’t true, you need to go back to step 1.
    3. Ok, now for some cleanup, since, if you’re following this, you’ve probably had several failed attempts and have stuff half installed. At the command prompt, type the following, then press enter:

    C:

    4. Now type the following, again pressing enter afterward:

    cd\”%programfiles%”

    Note: there are no spaces in the above line. If you did well, your bottom line should now show either:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\>

    Or…

    C:\Program Files\>

    5. Just to be safe, type:
    Dir /b
    Then hit enter. If we’re where we need to be, three files should have been listed (one named AirPrint.exe). If not, then you most likely put the files in the wrong place. You’ll need to fix this by going back to step 1 and putting the files in the appropriate folder (the folder showing left of your flashing cursor right now).

    6. From here things get easier – you’ve got the files, they’re in the right place, you’re in the right place… Now, type the following lines, pressing enter after each. Ignore the output for now – this is still just brute force cleanup:

    Sc stop AirPrint
    Sc delete AirPrint

    7. Now to install. Type the following line, then press enter:
    AirPrint -i

    Note the space after the word AirPrint

    That’s it! You should have AirPrint installed. To check, type:

    Sc query AirPrint

    Hitting enter should display some status information. Look for state=4, which indicates AirPrint is running. If for some reason the state is something else, type:

    Sc start airplay

    Then type:

    Sc query airplay

    And check the status. If it’s still not running, reboot then do sc query AirPrint again from a command prompt. If it still doesn’t work, reply with error messages and I’ll see if I can help.

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      gmcwilliam3 years, 4 months ago

      None of this worked…. I give up.

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      Frits Polak3 years, 4 months ago

      After a few tries I got it working, following your advice, eventually on my Windows XP machine (service pack-3). My printer is usb-connected. The main problem was to effectively remove the service which I installed before in the wrong way by executing airprint.exe directly without parameters.

      Thanks!!

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        Paul3 years ago

        Ok so I got a little past that.. but now command prompt is in C:windows\system32
        and stlll wont let me get to just c:
        but it allows me to run the first command line… but the 2nd says cannot find folder

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      ana3 years, 4 months ago

      I do everything and it work perfectly, and I can print from my iPad and iPhone. But when my system turn off and boot again I have to repeat the operation to get work. Any suggestion?

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      bob3 years, 4 months ago

      TadGhostal, you rock, sir. That worked perfectly! Thanks!

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        Wolverine3 years, 4 months ago

        Tad is definitely the best and most helping man here :)

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      John Marks3 years, 4 months ago

      I’ve gotten to the point where my IPAD can see the printer but is asking for a user name and password in order to print. As far as I know, there are no user names or passwords set up on my new computer running Windows 7.
      Ant suggestions?

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        Helen3 years, 2 months ago

        I am having this same issue- did you ever get it to resolve for you?

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          Tim3 years, 1 month ago

          Guys, I’m getting the exact same thing…no Username or password has ever been set up for my printer; and the print job fails if i just leave the fields blank.

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            Paula3 years ago

            My computer is password protected so I entered the name of my computer as listed under administrator then typed in the password I use when I boot my computer up and was able to print form IPad. If your computer is not password protected then just add a simple one you can remember and for username check to see what is listed under administrator or owner. (I have Vista Premium) Good Luck.

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            Hans2 years, 12 months ago

            Hi, I too have this problem. Any solution yet?

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      Richard3 years ago

      i install the three files on my computer and finally was able to see the printer on my Ipad. But when i select my printer on the Ipad he ask me for user name and password before starting printing. i don’t know wich one is looking for. i have no user name or password install for my printer. i am using HP Photosmart C720 series wireless with my Lynksys router

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      Mic-H2 years, 11 months ago

      Hi TadGhostal,

      I’m killing msyelf on this!! Please help! – I get the error 1722, when attempting to install the software given at the top of this thread.
      1. First, I tried to install everything as recommended on the original post on http://bit.ly/eeXhEP
      I believe I made some mistakes when setting up the commands.

      2. Now I attempt to install the program (at the top of this thread) and I get the Following error message (Excuse the French I will make my best to translate):
      “The AirPrint Service failed to start with the following message:
      System.InvalidOperationException: Impossible de demarrer le service AirPrint sur l’ordinateur (ENG:-Impossible to start the service AirPrint on the computer-) ‘.’.—>
      System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Le fichier specifie est introuvable (ENG:- The file specified cannot be found-)
      — Fin de la trace de la pile d’exception interne — (ENG:-End of source of the internal exception-)
      to InstallerHelper.frmStatus.StartService(String ServiceName, Int32 SecondsToWait)
      to InstallerHelper.frmStatus.Install()

      Check That your firewall allows the file ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe’, then reboot your machine.”

      Thanks you soooo much if you manage to egt me out of this black hole!
      Mic

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      Benny Foster2 years, 10 months ago

      Thanks, it worked fine doing it this way with the exception of the time it takes to print. It takes 1 miute to contact printer and another 3 minutes to print. I have tried on several computers and both inkjet and laser. If I print from another computer it prints to the shared drive in about 5 seconds. If I print from my ipad it takes 4 minutes. Any sugestions?

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    Brian3 years, 5 months ago

    Installed everything OK. Bonjour and AirPrint are both Started in the services console, my printer is shared, but nothing shows up on my iPad. What am I doing wrong. I didn’t get a Firewall pop-up so I added it manually.

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    Ron3 years, 5 months ago

    Same here!

    I have tried the installprogram, but that has problems too.I use W7 Dutch. The files Users has a dutch name, so the program fails as ist cannot find the file and/or directory….

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      Applesinafton3 years, 5 months ago

      I’ll keep looking for a fix Ron……..if I find one i will pass it along……please do the same….thanks dude……ciao

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    Applesinafton3 years, 5 months ago

    Feeling a bit dumb here………I’m typically good with this type of stuff……….having trouble installing the mini program/ installer……everything goes fine up to and including installation window………it hangs at the end just before it’s done and I get this window

    Microsoft .net framework
    Unhandled exception has occured in your application…..
    Attempt to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt…

    If I quit………it hangs up……..stuck in installation

    I think I give up……thanks for the help………
    Guess I’m not going to to able to use AirPrint……..

    Ciao

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      Randy3 years, 4 months ago

      I was not prompted to allow AirPrint.exe through the firewall so I had to do it manually. Search for Firewall and select the “Allow a program through Windows Firewall” option. [Select change settings if the options are greyed out] Select Allow another program button, the navigate to program files\airprint\airprint.exe. Before you hit OK, click the Network Locations types button and make sure only Home/Private network is selected (you don’t want to open a security hole to a public network through AirPrint).

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        Casey3 years, 3 months ago

        I had the same problem… Totally Fixed It thanks…

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        Martha3 years, 3 months ago

        Hi,
        I just followed all these steps and believe me I am pretty computer illiterate, however. I have an Epson Artisan 810 printer which is the network printer and it still stays no printer found!!!!

        What do I do now?
        Please help!

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          Les2 years, 11 months ago

          I had the same issue with a networked printer. I found that I needed to share the printer. i dodn’t matter what sharename I gave it.

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      Benny Foster2 years, 10 months ago

      Its a problem with .net framework. Just follow the instructions later in this post and it works. But I still have a problem that it takes 4 minutes to print a file. I have tried it on work computer and home computer and from 3 different programs on my ipad. Everytime I hit print, it takes 4 minute until it comes out on my prnter. Any help guys?