> Yes, I have installed the compatible printer driver. Initially I can
> connect if I give it the administrator userid/password, but the odd thing
> is that the security permissions for the printer share are open to include
> everyone and guests. Once the user logs off, they lose permissions to the
> printer even though it still shows up in their printer list.
> "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Have you installed a Vista compatible Printer driver in the vista machine
>> the XP's Printer?
>> "Ken" wrote:
>>> I have Windows Vista with SP1 installed at home. I am trying to access
>>> shared printer on a Windows XP SP2 system. Administrator access seems
>>> work for the printer, but User rights do not seem to work. I have set
>>> network printer permissions to allow Everyone, Users, and event Guests,
>>> I am still having problems with the Vista system being able to access
>>> the printer when running in User context.
Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. If you wish a machine to boot
directly to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for
convenience, you can do this. The instructions at this link work for both
XP and Vista:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
In addition to the above, if one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media
Center turn off Simple File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).
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