Re: Vista gives access denied to shared XP printer
A note on the guest account. When sharing is enabled using the XP network
setup wizard, this account is enabled. So by default, if you are sharing
something, this account should be enabled.
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"Daniel" <Daniel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Here are a few tricks found in various newsgroups which did it for me.
> Please note that the tips below will only using an admin account, not with
> standard account.
> On the XP machine:
> - enable the Guest account on the XP machine
> (don't know why this has to be done, normally this account is disabled)
> - check the permissions on the XP share$ folder (Everyone read)
> - check print permissions on the security tab
> (allowed print for 'Everyone' and 'Network' on XP machine)
> Vista machine:
> - the account on the vista machine must have a non-blank password to log
> - allow Vista to discover the network
> - allow Vista to do file sharing
> - created a Local Port on Vista, (Local Port like
> \\XPComputer\YourPrinter )
> connect to it
> - as an alternative, try to connect to the YourPrinter via network
> (find \\XPComputer and its shared printer)
> This works fine for the admin account, but not for the Standard Account on
> vista. I hope someone will come up with an answer for that as well...
> Cheers, Daniel