If the XP driver on the server is not compatible with Vista, when you make
the connection, some of the XP driver downloads to Vista but fails with
13 ERROR_INVALID_DATA <--> No NTSTATUS matched
Most likely the best way to print to the device shared from XP is to either
replace the XP driver on XP with the Vista driver (talk to Lexmark first if
they support this configuration), or create a Local printer targeting a
Local Port in the form \\XPmachine\printsharename, then select the Vista
driver for the device.
Windows Printing Team
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"Silver Fox" <SilverFox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks Wandering for your interest. The printer on the host machine is set
> to share and this can be seen from the client (laptop) machine. I've tried
> always including using the wizard, adding/configuring a new port etc.
> "Wandering" wrote:
>> Have you specifically setup printer sharing on the host machine in the
>> network configuration? It is a separate operation to file sharing. Till
>> do, the other machines will not even know it's there. Once you do, they
>> see it and be able to load the driver directly from the host machine.
>> Good luck.
>> "Silver Fox" <SilverFox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I am trying to connect to a network printer from my laptop with Vista
>> > operating system. The printer (Lexmark 5200 series) is conected by USB
>> > cable
>> > to my desktop with XP operating system. I keep getting this error
>> > message
>> > "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be
>> > completed
>> > (error 0x0000000d)."
>> > I have set up the network, configures my Firewall (Norton 360) and can
>> > file
>> > share and also 'see' the printer. I have downloaded the Vista driver
>> > for
>> > the
>> > printer and the printer works when using the USB connection. I have
>> > reviewed
>> > lots of 'threads' on this issue and tried all the suggestions including
>> > ammending the registry as per Microsoft error messages. Furthermore
>> > after
>> > I
>> > have tried (unsuccessfully) to 'Add the Printer' I cannot communicate
>> > with
>> > the printer when it is connected directly to my laptop. To remedy this
>> > I
>> > have
>> > to uninstall the printer, run Lexmark cleanuputility and then reinstall
>> > the
>> > driver. Can anybody shed some light on this thorny problem?