Can't print to shared printer


  1.    21 Oct 2009 #1
    mark Guest

    Can't print to shared printer


    Hi,

    I can't print to a shared printer in Vista Home Basic. All PC's in the network
    are Vista, are set up correctly, have the same workgroup, have password
    protected sharing turned off, etc.

    I can see the printer on the network and can even double click on it, but when I
    try printing to it, it just doesn't print! Only printing from the host PC works,
    not from any network clients.

    A simple google search tells me I'm certainly not alone. Wow, who would have
    thought that such a simple thing like setting up a shared printer would be
    causing so much trouble?

    I've set up the share as a local port in the Add Printer dialog, and it still
    doesn't work. I haven't yet set up the share as LPTn with "net use" - I plan to
    try that next.

    I've seen Drompa's post here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/23...-printer-vista
    and a reference to it here
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...0-b34c5eac10c3
    regarding setting file and share permissions on the spool folder.

    I tried doing that, and it worked from an administrator account (as a matter of
    fact, about 15 seconds after I exited the permissions dialog, the network job
    started to print all by itself). But apparently it doesn't work from a standard
    account. Unless I fiddle around with the permissions some more.

    My question is this:

    What is Microsoft's "official" stance on Drompa's post? Why should it be
    necessary to manually set permissions on a network share? Doesn't a _network
    share_ imply that the permissions are set up properly by the operating system?

    I can't understand why something so simple on XP is such a royal pain on
    Vista... and like I said, a simple Google search shows I'm not alone...

    Anyone from Microsoft care to address this issue?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    21 Oct 2009 #2
    Jack [MVP-Networking] Guest

    Re: Can't print to shared printer


    Hi
    Did you installed the printer's drivers on the computer?
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    <mark@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:am1ud5pkdsk7ucnqgsn7d3r8fatjmbo6kt@newsgroup

    > Hi,
    >
    > I can't print to a shared printer in Vista Home Basic. All PC's in the
    > network
    > are Vista, are set up correctly, have the same workgroup, have password
    > protected sharing turned off, etc.
    >
    > I can see the printer on the network and can even double click on it, but
    > when I
    > try printing to it, it just doesn't print! Only printing from the host PC
    > works,
    > not from any network clients.
    >
    > A simple google search tells me I'm certainly not alone. Wow, who would
    > have
    > thought that such a simple thing like setting up a shared printer would be
    > causing so much trouble?
    >
    > I've set up the share as a local port in the Add Printer dialog, and it
    > still
    > doesn't work. I haven't yet set up the share as LPTn with "net use" - I
    > plan to
    > try that next.
    >
    > I've seen Drompa's post here:
    > http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/23...-printer-vista
    > and a reference to it here
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...0-b34c5eac10c3
    > regarding setting file and share permissions on the spool folder.
    >
    > I tried doing that, and it worked from an administrator account (as a
    > matter of
    > fact, about 15 seconds after I exited the permissions dialog, the network
    > job
    > started to print all by itself). But apparently it doesn't work from a
    > standard
    > account. Unless I fiddle around with the permissions some more.
    >
    > My question is this:
    >
    > What is Microsoft's "official" stance on Drompa's post? Why should it be
    > necessary to manually set permissions on a network share? Doesn't a
    > _network
    > share_ imply that the permissions are set up properly by the operating
    > system?
    >
    > I can't understand why something so simple on XP is such a royal pain on
    > Vista... and like I said, a simple Google search shows I'm not alone...
    >
    > Anyone from Microsoft care to address this issue?
    >
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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