03-19-2011 02:51 PM
I have an HP Photosmart Plus B210 Series printer, connected to one computer through USB, but also 3 other computers are using it via wireless.
I would like to have the printer recognize all 4 computers on the printer scan to computer menu whenever the computers are on. The one connected to USB does this automatically, but for the other three I have to manually run the
HP Photosmart Plus B210 Series.exe application, and then manually click the "Activate Scan to Computer" link.
If I just include the "ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" into the startup, it errors the connection process.
Am I missing a setting on the ScanToPCActivationApp.exe to have it run without manually starting the process each time any computer turns on?? Or is there a different way to automate the connection between so the printer recognizes the other computers when they turn on?
06-16-2011 11:10 AM
The path and executable alone is not enough. See Activate Scan to Computer? Officejet 6500A Plus http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scanning-faxing-and-copying/Activate-Scan-to-Computer-Officejet-6500A-P... and HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus - How to enable scan to computer? http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scanning-faxing-and-copying/HP-Officejet-Pro-8500A-Plus-How-to-enable-s....
Long story short: Scan to Computer over USB is automatic, Scan to Computer over network (wired or wireless) requires this ScanToPCActivationApp.exe program with extra command line options to specify which scanning device to set up (in case there were multiple). If the shortcut isn't on your desktop any more look in the Start Menu for a copy there. The last resort is Devices and Printers dialog for your particular printer which has a Scanner Actions > Activate Scan to Computer link.
Putting a copy of a working shortcut in the Startup would help Activate every time the use logs on.
Also note, as others have said, if the PC or the device go to sleep the connection is broken and must be activated again either by opening the system tray icon for ScanToPCActivationApp.exe or by re-running one of the shortcuts with the proper command line options.
06-17-2011 03:39 PM
The full argument for your Startup shortcut "target" is:
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Officejet 6500 E710a-f\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID CN########:NW -scfn "HP Officejet 6500 E710a-f (NET)"
You can find the device ID CN######## on the Ports tab of the printer properties pop-up in Windows.
12-19-2016 02:48 PM
Have you got an answer for ordinary people who just want their printer/scanner to work like it should? I don't have the knowledge or skills to put "a working copy in the Startup or open the system tray icon or use proper command line options". This is madness to have to do all this to get my new printer/ scanner to work.
I have an Officejet Pro 8730, which was working great until we changed our router. Now it only works intermittently with the flash alert saying the scan to pc activation has been lost or similar. Do I need to reinstall the printer or something?