After using Windows Vista for a few weeks and several emails with Samsung support, there seemed to be no solution to get my printer (Samsung ML-1410) to work as a network driver. My printer was connected to my SBS2003 Server (Windows Small Business Server 2003) via USB and shared as
\\Server\Samsung Laser. My Notebook (XP) could access it without problems, but my fresh install of Vista on my desktop computer always gave me 2 different errors. First one is “The specified print monitor is unknown”, which is caused by disabling User Access Control (UAC). Turning it back on might help some, but it didn’t work for me. I got the error “There is not enough memory to complete this operation”. Anyway, here is the solution for this problem:
This is how I got the Samsung ML-1410 to work, but I think that it will also work for other printers.
- Download the Vista drivers for ML-1510 (they are the same for ML-1410) from Samsung’s website.
- Install the driver, when it asked you to connect the printer, just press next and click on No when it ask you to check your cable and connect again.
- After finishing go to Control Panel > Printer, right click on the newly installed Printer and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, select the Connections tab and add a Local port with UNC path of the printer (
\\Server\Samsung Laserin my case) and apply
- Done. Try printing a test page. It worked for me.