most likely something has locked down the print$ share on the "server"
on the Vista machine open a command prompt and type
if you get access denied here you can figure out the "server" security
settings to allow access or use the Local Port method and install the driver
locally. The access denied does not stop printing just getting the print
drivers from the machine sharing the printer.
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"Patrick C" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I had a similar problem and found this doing a Google search:
> "I had the same problem. I found a solution. Logically it makes no sense
> to me, but it worked so...
> Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.
> ChooseAdd a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the
> drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.
> A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
> the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and
> the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty."
> It helped me.
> "Osy Buchi" <Osy Buchi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I added this Vista laptop to my network.It can see all the computers on
>> network including the printer. However when you attempt to install the
>> printer, you get access denied.
>> I have disabled the firewall, enabled file and print sharing yet I get
>> same result.I have also set the workgroup to the same name for all the
>> computers on the network yet the problem persist.Does any body have an
>> of what I should do?