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Can HP MFP525 save to file location without being on a domain?

HP MFP525
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm having a problem trying to get my HP MFP525 to print to a file location on a home workgroup. It always says that the location cannot be found.  I've tried both leaving the domain name empty and putting the workgroup name for the domain. I've used both the UNC and IP. I feel like I've tried every combination, so it's leading me to believe that a domain is required.  Does anyone know if there is a way to print to network using a home workgroup?

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Can HP MFP525 save to file location without being on a domain?

Yes this device can save to folder on a PC without being attached to a domain.  First make sure that you have the most current firmware to lessen the possibility of issues with Windows 10.

 

In this type of environment you will want to apply a static IP address to the printer and to the computer that you are going to save files to. If you have a router that assigns IP addresses then you should be able to reserve addresses for the 2 devices so they always have the same address.

 

for the path, you are going to have to use the IP address and not the computer name as internal DNS in a non-domain system is highly unreliable. so your path will look like this

 

\\192.168.1.20\saves   (sample IP address and sample location

 

for the authentication you are going to use the following

Domain- leave blank, in some cases you may need to  put in the name of the computer

Username- computername\username   where computername is the name of the PC and username is a user that has an account on that PC

Password- what ever password the user uses to log into the PC.

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