Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/168717/how-to-enable-native-google-cloud-printing-and-printer-sharing-in-windows/
We’ve shown you how to enabled Cloud Print on your mobile devices and even use third-party tools to add it to Windows. Read on as we show you how to add Cloud Print functionality as a Windows service and native printing from any of your Windows computers.
This is great. Thanks. A couple questions after reading this:
-What happens if the destination PC (or printer) is off when trying to print? Is the status authenticated during the login when printing, does it get cached in the cloud, or does it just send the job?
-Do you get a notification back that the job printed?
-Is there a way on the host machine to control print jobs coming in from the cloud? I.e., can you set it up to require approval before printing?
The job should be cached on the PC.
The cloud is tied to your Google account, and those you share with. Pretty secure in that way.
I have tried to install the Windows driver on Windows 7 many times on many different machines at many different locations. Every time the installer has reported the following error: "The installer could not connect to the Internet because of an HTTP 403 Forbidden response. This is likely a proxy configuration issue. Please configure the proxy server to allow network access and try again or contact your network administrator."
I have no proxy. I've tried with firewall and virus software turned off. The driver installs fine on XP. No matter what Windows 7 machine I try, I get this error.
Anyone seen this before and/or know how to fix the problem?
And pretty insecure in any other.
With Win 8.1 everything works but the printer doesn't show up in the Manage Printers list. Only non-real printers do. I have a Xerox MFP and the Fax service shows up but the Printer does not. Likewise the print to PDF and other such things show up. Any ideas?