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Re: Printer sharing-another issue

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Old 06-14-2008
seemefly06@msn.com
 

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Re: Printer sharing-another issue
Absolutely Stunned!

I can't believe this worked! My family bought me an HP laptop with Windows
Vista for Mothers Day and I couldn't get it to network with my Brother MFC
420CN Printer (connected to my host/desktop computer running Windows XP).
After getting totally fed up I logged onto this discussion and there it
was... Your fix or workaround...whatever you'd like to call it worked the
first time and hasn't stopped working since. God put you in my path at just
the right time If you were standing nearby when it all came together I
would have given you a big hug...you rock! Thank you for taking the time to
enlighten so many...Deb

"no@email.com" wrote:

> Jeff, I replied to another topic, but here it is again in case you missed
> it:
>
> Problem: An XP PC on the network has a printer attached that other computers
> running XP or linux are able to access. However, Vista PCs that attempt to
> connect to this printer get an 'access denied' error, even though file
> sharing otherwise works.
>
> If file sharing is otherwise working, and Vista has native printer drivers
> for the printer on the network XP PC with the printer you wish to access,
> CAREFULLY follow these steps:
>
> Add the printer driver on the Vista PC, using control panel/printers/add
> printer/local printer (important: local, not network printer). Choose the
> printer driver from Vista's table of selectable printer drivers. Choose LPT1
> as the local port even though this will ultimately be a networked printer.
>
> After the driver is installed, what you do next is select (right click) the
> newly installed printer, choose properties, ports, add port. Then manually
> add a new Local Port with:
>
> \\computer_name\shared_printer_name
>
> as the port name. In my case, the port name for the printer on my XP Home PC
> is \\danscomputer\hpdeskje
>
> Make sure you select this newly created port as the active port for the
> printer.
>
> Print some pages to test and you are done!
>

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Old 06-14-2008
Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
 

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Re: Printer sharing-another issue
Thank you for the feedback.

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"seemefly06@msn.com" <seemefly06@msn.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:42C98AFB-7756-40B7-B801-310FD1F232E4@microsoft.com...
> Absolutely Stunned!
>
> I can't believe this worked! My family bought me an HP laptop with
> Windows
> Vista for Mothers Day and I couldn't get it to network with my Brother MFC
> 420CN Printer (connected to my host/desktop computer running Windows XP).
> After getting totally fed up I logged onto this discussion and there it
> was... Your fix or workaround...whatever you'd like to call it worked the
> first time and hasn't stopped working since. God put you in my path at
> just
> the right time If you were standing nearby when it all came together I
> would have given you a big hug...you rock! Thank you for taking the time
> to
> enlighten so many...Deb
>
> "no@email.com" wrote:
>
>> Jeff, I replied to another topic, but here it is again in case you missed
>> it:
>>
>> Problem: An XP PC on the network has a printer attached that other
>> computers
>> running XP or linux are able to access. However, Vista PCs that attempt
>> to
>> connect to this printer get an 'access denied' error, even though file
>> sharing otherwise works.
>>
>> If file sharing is otherwise working, and Vista has native printer
>> drivers
>> for the printer on the network XP PC with the printer you wish to access,
>> CAREFULLY follow these steps:
>>
>> Add the printer driver on the Vista PC, using control panel/printers/add
>> printer/local printer (important: local, not network printer). Choose the
>> printer driver from Vista's table of selectable printer drivers. Choose
>> LPT1
>> as the local port even though this will ultimately be a networked
>> printer.
>>
>> After the driver is installed, what you do next is select (right click)
>> the
>> newly installed printer, choose properties, ports, add port. Then
>> manually
>> add a new Local Port with:
>>
>> \\computer_name\shared_printer_name
>>
>> as the port name. In my case, the port name for the printer on my XP Home
>> PC
>> is \\danscomputer\hpdeskje
>>
>> Make sure you select this newly created port as the active port for the
>> printer.
>>
>> Print some pages to test and you are done!
>>


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