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OK I'm running windows xp with sp3 and the server which is the domain controller is running Linux. I have connected the HP all in one scanner ,printer to this windows xp machine. When I'm logged on locally as the administrator on this machine the scanner works fine when i try to scan using the hp solution center to scan the documents. But when i log on to the domain and try scanning using the solution center or even adobe photoshop or any other software it just will not scan and it tells me to reinstall the drivers of the scanner. The printer works fine. Just the scanner does not work. We have been facing this problem since forever now for like the past 2 years and nobody has been able to solve it. Hence I decided to talk to the experts. Please help me.. Thanks.

P.s. This happens with any of the all in one printers, scanners, fax...blah..
I havent tried with a simple plain scanner tho..
 

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In order to use the scanner like that, you really should be using network capable AIO devices, they're designed for that task. It's not unusual for a USB connected device to be a problem in other environments.
 

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I'm saying that typically USB connected AIO devices only work on the machine they're connected to. In addition, I recently ran across a client that had the same issue, when not logged into their network they could scan, and when they actually logged in, the scanner refused to scan. My solution was a networked AIO printer/scanner that works like a champ for all concerned. Sounds just like your situation, and I never did figure out why it had the issue. This was a Canon AIO FWIW.
 

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I think he's trying to access it locally. It "should" work, but I've seen this exact scenario, and Canon or myself couldn't figure out why it didn't work when logged into the domain. :)
 

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I wish I knew why it happened, but with my hands on one personally, I still couldn't get it to work! :D
 
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