On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:42:01 -0700, Bulletbillx
>desktop = windows vista ultimate x64
>laptop = windows xp home edition
>printer = Epson Stylus CX6000
>they're on the same workgroup. i have printer sharing enabled and password
>protection of it disabled. but browsing with XP cannot detect the printer
>(though it does detect the desktop), and when i connect manually it gives me
>access denied errors and won't print.
>i haven't installed drivers on the XP laptop, but all the guides say that
>printer sharing is supposed to do it automatically.
Saying that printer sharing is supposed to do it automatically is an
exaggeration. Depending upon the drivers, they may work with no explicit effort
by you, but that's a driver issue. You may need to read the user guide for the
CX6000 very closely, and find out how to make the printer client and the printer
server work properly. How is the printer physically connected?
There are issues with Windows Vista, that aren't addressed by Microsoft. Can
you get file sharing working first?
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.