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Re: printer sharing

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Old 03-04-2010
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Re: printer sharing
I see lots of comments about xp and vista fixes but nothing about XP to
Windows 7.
I have the same problem, running 2 desktops with XP printer hard wired to
desktop. Laptop running win7 sees other machines but won't connect to the
printer, win7 has homegroups rather than workgroups.. but it only works if
all machines are running win7. any ideas? thanks

"no@email.com" wrote:

> 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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