In this short tutorial I will show you how to share your local printer with other computers from your network. As you will see, the procedure that needs to be followed is very simple and easy to understand.
Click on Start and then on Printers. If Printers is missing from the Start Menu, then click on Control Panel.
When you are in the Control Panel window, click on the Printer link, as shown below.
In the Printers window you will see all the installed printers (local and network printers). Right-click on the local printer you want to share with others and select Sharing. If this option is missing, click on Properties.
In the Properties window, go to the Sharing tab. Here, click on ‘Change sharing options’. If UAC is enabled, you will have to click on Continue.
Now, in the Sharing tab, check the option that says ‘Share this printer’ and click on OK.
In the Printers window you will now see a small sharing sign near your printer.