Alan ... Installing the shared printer (attached to a Win 98 machine) as a
local printer as you suggest below works ... The printer shows as "Ready" and
I can print to it vey well until I turn off the Vista pc. Each time I turn
the computer back on, the printer is "offline" and there appears to be
nothing that I can do to get it "online" and "ready". If I delete the printer
and re-install it again as a local printer, it will again work just fine.
But it seems that re-installing the printer each time I turn the computer on
shouldn't be the way to operate.
Any suggestions on getting the shared printer to work without re-installing
it as a local printer every time I log on?
"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> If the print driver is included in Vista. Install a local printer adding a
> Local Port \\XPMACHINENAME\PRINTSHARENAME and use the Vista driver.
> error 3 is path not found
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
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> "johnels" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I've brought my work laptop (running Windows Vista Ultimate) home and
> > connected it to my home network. I can connect to file shares on the other
> > computers on the home network, but I'm unable to connect to any shared
> > printers. When I attempt to connect, I get the following message:
> > Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed
> > (error 0x00000003).
> > I have tried connecting to shared printers on two different computers (one
> > running Windows Vista Ultimate, the other running Windows XP
> > Professional),
> > with identical results.
> > The other computers on my home network have no difficulty sharing printers
> > with each other. It's just my work laptop that has this problem.
> > Could this have something to do with the laptop being joined to a domain?
> > (My home network is a workgroup, not a domain.) I certainly don't want to
> > unjoin the domain every time I bring it home, and rejoin when I go back to
> > the office.