SMB connection

SMB printing is performed by directly specifying this machine. To share this machine, use the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol.

If a WINS server is used for name resolution, register the WINS server.

When the direct hosting SMB service is enabled, you can establish a communication using the IP address (IPv4/IPv6) or host name. Enabling the direct hosting SMB service allows you to also use the SMB print function in the IPv6 environment.

Using LLMNR (Link-local Multicast Name Resolution), you can perform name resolution even if the DNS server is not provided. This function is useful when you want to perform name resolution in the IPv6 environment.

To use SMB printing, follow the steps below to configure the required setting.

  1. Configure the setting to connect to the network, for example, specifying the IP address of this machine.

    For details about the setting procedure, refer to TCP/IP connection.

  2. Configure the basic setting for SMB printing.

    For details about the setting procedure, refer to [SMB Sever Settings].

  3. Configure the following option settings depending on your environment.

    Name resolution using the WINS server

    to[WINS/NetBIOS Settings]

    SMB printing in IPv6 environment

    to[Direct Hosting Setting]

  4. When you want to specify a peer with the host name while the DNS server is inactive, configure the following setting.

    1) Select TCP/IP Setting - TCP/IP Setting, and set LLMNR Setting to Enable.

    2) Configure the Direct Hosting setting.

    For details, refer to [Direct Hosting Setting].

  5. Configure settings on the computer side.

    In Windows 8.1/10/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2/Server 2016:

    toNetwork Connection (LPR/Port 9100/SMB)

    In Windows 7/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2:

    toNetwork Connection (LPR/Port 9100/SMB)