Share a Windows Printer over the Internet


I am trying to share a printer on a Domain connected Windows Server 2012 sever to be accessible over the internet by my domain users from non-domain workstations.

I have tried opening TCP 445 and TCP 139.

I can manage to get it working by adding a Local Port to the client, but not by a simple \\sharename

If I do \ I can see the printer, but when trying to map it I get a error "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709). Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."

Is this possible?

asked on Stack Overflow Aug 17, 2015 by user1076412

1 Answer


It turned our that TCP 445 and TCP 139 were all that was required. THe issue was the the Print server needs to be setup to accept itself on a different DNS name.

answered on Stack Overflow Aug 28, 2015 by user1076412

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