Re: Printer sharing-another issue
Thank you for the feedback.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> Absolutely Stunned!
> I can't believe this worked! My family bought me an HP laptop with
> 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
> 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
> enlighten so many...Deb
> "email@example.com" wrote:
>> Jeff, I replied to another topic, but here it is again in case you missed
>> Problem: An XP PC on the network has a printer attached that other
>> running XP or linux are able to access. However, Vista PCs that attempt
>> 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
>> 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
>> as the local port even though this will ultimately be a networked
>> After the driver is installed, what you do next is select (right click)
>> newly installed printer, choose properties, ports, add port. Then
>> add a new Local Port with:
>> as the port name. In my case, the port name for the printer on my XP Home
>> is \\danscomputer\hpdeskje
>> Make sure you select this newly created port as the active port for the
>> Print some pages to test and you are done!