>On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:44:48 -0700, Malke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Have a desktop running vista basic and laptop running home premium.
>> Printer is on the desktop and I am trying to give access to the laptop.
>> I have attempted to utilize the local printer installaton, using \\pc
>> name\printer, and am always confronted with access denied (this is done
>> on the laptop). Do I have to have the printer drivers on the laptop as
>> well as the desktop? Am I missing something obvious, this has given me
>> days of frustration. Thanks for any help.
>Yes, you need to install the printer on all machines that are going to use
>it. You also need to set up file/printer sharing.
>Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
>Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
I have a similar situation. I have a Win XP Desktop with 2 printers
attached (both USB connection). I have a laptop with Vista and linked
to the Internet and the network via a Linksys 4-Port Router.
I cannot figure out how to share the printers with the laptop. I have
the desktop harddrive with e partitions (C, D, E) and share the E
drive with the laptop with no problem.
But I can't seem to figure out how to share the printers. I have both
on the desktop set to "share". When I go to the laptop and select
"add printer", it shows printers, but clicking on them to share,
produces an error - cannot complete the operation or something like
What am I doing wrong and how can I correct it to share the printers?
Thanks for any tips.