Re: Vista & XP Printer Share Problems
Actually these are XP Pro machines.
As I stated in my 1st post, " I have also tried adding the printers to Vista
as Local Ports using the UNC paths," I have already tried that method.
"Kevin Purcell" wrote:
> Here is a workaround you might be able to use.
> Go to add printer on your vista machine. Choose local printer and then
> choose new port and type in the address of the printer like this
> \\xpcomputer\printername (substitute the name of your computer and the name
> your printer is shared as.
> That should work for you. It did for me. Only way to make them work for
> me. I would bet you have XP Home on the computers sharing the printers.
> This seems to only affect Home. Haven't heard of anyone with XP pro having
> this problem yet.
> "Bones558" <Bones558@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I am having trouble connecting to shared printers on XP based machines from
> > any Vista machine I try.
> > The printers are shared correctly and other XP, 2000, 98SE, etc. machines
> > can connect to them fine.
> > One machine has an HP 1100 LaserJet attached and is using the default HP
> > 1100 LaserJet (MS) driver.
> > Another has a Canon iP1700 attached and is using Canon's latest driver
> > from
> > their website.
> > For the HP, Vista will see the share, but when you try to connect it just
> > says "Access Denied."
> > For the Canon, Vista will see the share, you can connect, and it will pull
> > the correct driver and install the printer. When you try to print it will
> > spool the job for a couple seconds, but nothing ever comes out of the
> > printer
> > and the job just disappears. Also on the XP machine the Canon is connected
> > to
> > the Event log shows this error:
> >>Event Type: Error
> >>Event Source: Print
> >>Event Category: None
> >>Event ID: 6161
> >>Date: 3/7/2007
> >>Time: 11:26:52 PM
> >>User: BN-GOLD\Guest
> >>The document Test Page owned by Guest failed to print on printer Canon
> >>iP1700. Data type: NT EMF >1.008. Size of the spool file in bytes: 717461.
> >>Number of bytes printed: 32. Total number of pages in the >document: 1.
> >>Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \\192.168.0.30. Win32 error
> >>code returned by >the print processor: 259 (0x103).
> > Note: The HP and Canon printers are on separate XP machines. Also I have
> > more than one Vista machine and the same thing happens on all.
> > Anyone have any idea why this is happening and what I can do to fix it? I
> > verified that all the permissions on the XP machines are correct. I have
> > also
> > tried adding the printers to Vista as Local Ports using the UNC paths. If
> > any
> > more info is needed, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
> BigK wrote this.