Kerry's suggestion worked for me. I have a Canon MP130 on a XP machine that
had been shared successfully with other XP machines. After upgrading to Vista
on one PC, I got the "Access Denied" message when trying to use the MP130 on
Vista. File sharing worked fine between the two PCs. I did the following:
1. Downloaded Vista drivers for MP130 from Canon
2. Installed the MP130 locally on the Vista PC (which for Canon means having
to plug in the USB cable - ugh).
3. Re-connected MP130 to XP PC
4. On the Vista PC, opened the properties page for the MP130.
5. Select Port tab
6. Choose "Add a port"
7. Choose "Local port" (yes, not obvious, but don't use TCP/IP)
8. Type in the share name: \\xp-pc-name\printer-name
9. Make sure the new port is selected (checked)
"Kerry Brown" wrote:
> Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
> password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
> Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
> drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
> different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
> by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
> the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
> \\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "*** Lynne Kegan" <GLKegan@cox.net> wrote in message
> >I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> >my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> >message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> > *** Lynne