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    Hi


    PC: Windows XP pro PC has a printer, which is shared. PC name: TestPC

    Laptop: Windows Vista, installed shared printer from \\TestPC\HPprinter

    Now when I print from Laptop to the shared printer, I receive error in print queue 'Access is denied'

    I have made sure on the security properties of the shared printer on the XP PC that Everyone is granted permission to print.


    Please help

  • #2
    Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

    I never worked with this setup on Vista, but in XP you were supposed to have the same username in both computers, when working in Workgroup mode. And to have both computers in the same workgroup...

    Sorin Solomon


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    • #3
      Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

      Thanks for the reply

      Pc and laptop are not in a workgroup.

      PC is attached to Domain

      Laptop is not attached to a network

      I do not want laptop to be attached to domain. Is it possible to create a new workgroup on pc as well as being on a domain?

      Cannot see any other way of creating network for the two devices only to share this printer

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      • #4
        Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

        Well, tough nut you have here...
        If the laptop is not on any network, then:
        1) how did you installed the printer?
        2) how can you expect to print?

        A computer cannot be in the same time in AD and Workgroup environment.

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        • #5
          Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

          Originally posted by sorinso View Post
          Well, tough nut you have here...
          If the laptop is not on any network, then:
          1) how did you installed the printer?
          2) how can you expect to print?

          A computer cannot be in the same time in AD and Workgroup environment.
          Both PC and Laptop are attached to router, so they are in a network. What I meant to say is that both are not in the same workgroup or domain.

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          • #6
            Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

            Well, you have to make up your mind...
            Given the setting you suggested, it won't work...
            The printer is LPT or USB? It will be easier to connect the printer to the laptop ... If it's LPT, you may even use one of those old boxes...

            Sorin Solomon


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            • #7
              Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

              I think we need heaps more info about your setup.
              What IPs are the various devices on?
              Is Vista 32 or 64bit? (64bit drivers can be a problem)
              How did you add/install the printer on Vista?
              Do you have the same User Account and password on each device to allow for pass through authentication?
              Is this a dedicated network printer (does it have a NIC) or is it just shared from a machine on the network (USB, parallel or wireless printer).
              etc
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              • #8
                Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

                Given the fact that the OP presented the printer as
                \\TestPC\HPprinter
                looks like the printer is attached to the PC and shared. Making the printer connected directly to the network with some sort of a network card or device is also an option. I never heard of something similar for USB printers, so not sure it's possible.
                Well, let's see what the OP has to say about it...

                Sorin Solomon


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                • #9
                  Re: Sharing a printer ('Access is denied')

                  The Vista notebook uses the credentials of the currenly loggon user to
                  - access the Window XP computer through network (by "simple file sharing.." enabled, Windows XP uses its guest account for this, if account is not disabled)
                  - access the printer through share (permissions on share level)
                  - meet the printer security (NT security)
                  check the security on Windows XP on these three points!

                  Check the firewall

                  And check this: http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm
                  quote: "I think we need heaps more info about your setup"


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