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Cannot connect to shared Printer

  1. #1


    Berny Guest

    Cannot connect to shared Printer

    Shared printer is hosted on a Windows XP Home-based computer all the
    computers running Xp on the network work fine. My new Vista-based notebook
    will not allow me to use the printer.

    When I try to connect everything goes fine until the actual connect I get an
    error box that says "access denied"

    That's it!!!!!! No other details!!!!!!! no option to try and begin
    troubleshooting!!!!

    Anyone have any ideas???????

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Arjen Meijer Guest

    Re: Cannot connect to shared Printer

    This was posted earlier in this newsgroup:

    Try this



    Make sure both computers are in same workgroup, then...



    1.) Verify that File and print sharing is turned on and properly configured

    on the XP machine.

    2.) Locate and notate the Win XP computer name (i.e. "Desktop") (Found in

    System Properties in the Computer Name tab)

    3.) Locate and notate the printer share name on the XP computer (i.e.

    "Printer") (Found under the Sharing tab on the Printer Properties page)

    4.) On the Vista machine launch the "Add a Printer" wizard

    5.) Choose "Add a local printer"

    6.) Select "Create a new port" radio button and choose "Local Port" from the

    drop down menu

    7.) Press Next

    8.) In the "Enter Port Name:" box enter the following: \\Desktop\Printer

    where "Desktop" = the computer name from step 2 and "Printer" = the printer

    share name from step 3.

    9.) Select the Printer driver from the list provided or use the "Have Disk"

    button to install the correct Vista driver if it is not in the built-in
    list.

    It is critical that the driver you use is Vista compatible.

    10.) Press next

    11.) Give the printer a distinct name and choose whether to set as the

    default.

    12.) Press Next

    13.) Print a test page to verify functionality.

    14.) Press Finish



    Berny schreef:

    > Shared printer is hosted on a Windows XP Home-based computer all the
    > computers running Xp on the network work fine. My new Vista-based notebook
    > will not allow me to use the printer.
    >
    > When I try to connect everything goes fine until the actual connect I get an
    > error box that says "access denied"
    >
    > That's it!!!!!! No other details!!!!!!! no option to try and begin
    > troubleshooting!!!!
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas???????

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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