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Vista printing to shared XP printer

  1. #1


    Michael Guest

    Vista printing to shared XP printer

    Configuration: HP Laptop with Vista Home Premium, Compaq desktop with XP home
    and Epson Rx500 USB printer shared, Dell desktop with XP home. All in same
    WORKGROUP.
    Symptom: XP systems print to RX500 OK. When adding printer to Vista, sees
    RX500 but get error message after "Connecting to RX500" box. Error messsage
    says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.

    Thanks for your recommendaitons.
    --
    Michael

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    longvale Guest

    RE: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    Hi this is a response I found on VNUNET.Com from a Robert Clayton which
    worked for my situation which is similar to yours. I tried to access a
    printer on my XP Home machine in another room via a wLAN, from my Vista
    desktop. Constantly had a "cannot access printer" message until I followed
    the instructions from Bob Clayton. Seems Vista will only access a 'local
    printer' not a network one. From memory I needed to download the latest Vista
    compatible driver for the printer attached to the XP machine, onto my Vista
    machine before I took the steps below.

    "Posted: 05-Aug-2007 19:09 Reply


    Been trying to connect my wifes new Vista laptop (yuk) to print out to my
    networked XP desktop's printers. I could see the files and printers on the XP
    machine from the laptop. Tried all the usual , firewalls,file and printer
    sharing turned on. Would not connect !

    Apparently this is a problem that hasn't been solved.

    This "workaround" solved it for me.

    ..

    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



    ..

    Hope this helps someone else.

    ..

    Bob "

    Let us all know if it works??!!

    "Michael" wrote:

    > Configuration: HP Laptop with Vista Home Premium, Compaq desktop with XP home
    > and Epson Rx500 USB printer shared, Dell desktop with XP home. All in same
    > WORKGROUP.
    > Symptom: XP systems print to RX500 OK. When adding printer to Vista, sees
    > RX500 but get error message after "Connecting to RX500" box. Error messsage
    > says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.
    >
    > Thanks for your recommendaitons.
    > --
    > Michael

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Michael Guest

    RE: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    Awesome....it works. First I had to connect the USB Epson RX500 to the Vista
    Laptop to download drivers from Microsoft...per directions on Epson's site.
    Go figure...Epson does not have the Vista drivers on their site. Anyway after
    installing the drivers I put the printer back on the XP system and followed
    your instructions. It works.......

    THANKS!
    --
    Michael
    I prefer RSX-11 Operating System!


    "longvale" wrote:

    > Hi this is a response I found on VNUNET.Com from a Robert Clayton which
    > worked for my situation which is similar to yours. I tried to access a
    > printer on my XP Home machine in another room via a wLAN, from my Vista
    > desktop. Constantly had a "cannot access printer" message until I followed
    > the instructions from Bob Clayton. Seems Vista will only access a 'local
    > printer' not a network one. From memory I needed to download the latest Vista
    > compatible driver for the printer attached to the XP machine, onto my Vista
    > machine before I took the steps below.
    >
    > "Posted: 05-Aug-2007 19:09 Reply
    >
    >
    > Been trying to connect my wifes new Vista laptop (yuk) to print out to my
    > networked XP desktop's printers. I could see the files and printers on the XP
    > machine from the laptop. Tried all the usual , firewalls,file and printer
    > sharing turned on. Would not connect !
    >
    > Apparently this is a problem that hasn't been solved.
    >
    > This "workaround" solved it for me.
    >
    > .
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
    > Hope this helps someone else.
    >
    > .
    >
    > Bob "
    >
    > Let us all know if it works??!!
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >

    > > Configuration: HP Laptop with Vista Home Premium, Compaq desktop with XP home
    > > and Epson Rx500 USB printer shared, Dell desktop with XP home. All in same
    > > WORKGROUP.
    > > Symptom: XP systems print to RX500 OK. When adding printer to Vista, sees
    > > RX500 but get error message after "Connecting to RX500" box. Error messsage
    > > says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.
    > >
    > > Thanks for your recommendaitons.
    > > --
    > > Michael

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Joshua Guest

    RE: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    I have tried this entire scenario and it still will not work. I have a
    Lexmark z715 printer connected via USB to a workstation with XP home loaded.
    I am trying to share the printer to a new laptop with vista home premium
    through the wireless router. I was getting access denied, until I booted to
    safe mode on xp home workstation and enabled the gues accoutn. Now i get an
    0x00000d error when trying to connect to the shared printer. What am I doing
    wrong?

    "Michael" wrote:

    > Awesome....it works. First I had to connect the USB Epson RX500 to the Vista
    > Laptop to download drivers from Microsoft...per directions on Epson's site.
    > Go figure...Epson does not have the Vista drivers on their site. Anyway after
    > installing the drivers I put the printer back on the XP system and followed
    > your instructions. It works.......
    >
    > THANKS!
    > --
    > Michael
    > I prefer RSX-11 Operating System!
    >
    >
    > "longvale" wrote:
    >

    > > Hi this is a response I found on VNUNET.Com from a Robert Clayton which
    > > worked for my situation which is similar to yours. I tried to access a
    > > printer on my XP Home machine in another room via a wLAN, from my Vista
    > > desktop. Constantly had a "cannot access printer" message until I followed
    > > the instructions from Bob Clayton. Seems Vista will only access a 'local
    > > printer' not a network one. From memory I needed to download the latest Vista
    > > compatible driver for the printer attached to the XP machine, onto my Vista
    > > machine before I took the steps below.
    > >
    > > "Posted: 05-Aug-2007 19:09 Reply
    > >
    > >
    > > Been trying to connect my wifes new Vista laptop (yuk) to print out to my
    > > networked XP desktop's printers. I could see the files and printers on the XP
    > > machine from the laptop. Tried all the usual , firewalls,file and printer
    > > sharing turned on. Would not connect !
    > >
    > > Apparently this is a problem that hasn't been solved.
    > >
    > > This "workaround" solved it for me.
    > >
    > > .
    > >
    > > 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
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
    > > Hope this helps someone else.
    > >
    > > .
    > >
    > > Bob "
    > >
    > > Let us all know if it works??!!
    > >
    > > "Michael" wrote:
    > >

    > > > Configuration: HP Laptop with Vista Home Premium, Compaq desktop with XP home
    > > > and Epson Rx500 USB printer shared, Dell desktop with XP home. All in same
    > > > WORKGROUP.
    > > > Symptom: XP systems print to RX500 OK. When adding printer to Vista, sees
    > > > RX500 but get error message after "Connecting to RX500" box. Error messsage
    > > > says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for your recommendaitons.
    > > > --
    > > > Michael

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  5. #5


    Alan Morris [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Vista printing to shared XP printer

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    13 ERROR_INVALID_DATA <--> No NTSTATUS matched


    I'm assuming you running with this Lexmark driver on the Vista machine.
    Host based printers will be the hardest to deal with since the physical
    device has limited capacities and the real bulk of the operational tasks are
    performed by the software. Typically this is why host based devices are
    less expensive than devices that support a standard print language like PS
    or PCL.

    Release Notes
    Attention: To prevent issues during the installation, please uninstall
    all previous versions of this driver prior to installing this web package.

    File Information
    File Name: cjrZ700-P700EN.exe

    Version: 1.0.3.1

    Released On: APR 30 2007 00:00:00

    File Size: 38528944 KB

    Products: Lexmark 710, Lexmark P705, Lexmark P707 Photo Jetprinter,
    Lexmark P708, Lexmark Z705, Lexmark Z708, Lexmark Z715

    Languages:

    Operating Systems: Windows Vista

    Application: n/a

    Owner Name: Lexmark

    Data Stream: Lexmark Host Based Solution

    Security:

    Install Instructions:

    Related Links
    Technical Support


    and this driver on the XP machine
    Download Now (Please allow pop-ups in your browser for this website)
    CJB700EN.exe: Driver for Windows XP and Server 2003

    Release Notes
    Lexmark Z700/P700 Series Printer Driver for Microsoft Windows XP and
    Server 2003. Certified for Microsoft Windows XP

    File Information
    File Name: CJB700EN.exe

    Version: 1.0.11.0

    Released On: MAR 17 2004 00:00:00

    File Size: 16092160 KB

    Products: Lexmark P704, Lexmark P705, Lexmark P706, Lexmark P707
    Photo Jetprinter, Lexmark Z705, Lexmark Z708, Lexmark Z715, Z700 Series
    Color Jetprinter

    Languages:

    Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    Application: n/a

    Owner Name: Lexmark

    Data Stream: Lexmark Host Based Solution

    Security:

    Install Instructions:

    Related Links

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Joshua" <Joshua@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:794C7857-6AE2-4E22-9179-7A856FE286B5@xxxxxx

    >I have tried this entire scenario and it still will not work. I have a
    > Lexmark z715 printer connected via USB to a workstation with XP home
    > loaded.
    > I am trying to share the printer to a new laptop with vista home premium
    > through the wireless router. I was getting access denied, until I booted
    > to
    > safe mode on xp home workstation and enabled the gues accoutn. Now i get
    > an
    > 0x00000d error when trying to connect to the shared printer. What am I
    > doing
    > wrong?
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >

    >> Awesome....it works. First I had to connect the USB Epson RX500 to the
    >> Vista
    >> Laptop to download drivers from Microsoft...per directions on Epson's
    >> site.
    >> Go figure...Epson does not have the Vista drivers on their site. Anyway
    >> after
    >> installing the drivers I put the printer back on the XP system and
    >> followed
    >> your instructions. It works.......
    >>
    >> THANKS!
    >> --
    >> Michael
    >> I prefer RSX-11 Operating System!
    >>
    >>
    >> "longvale" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Hi this is a response I found on VNUNET.Com from a Robert Clayton which
    >> > worked for my situation which is similar to yours. I tried to access a
    >> > printer on my XP Home machine in another room via a wLAN, from my Vista
    >> > desktop. Constantly had a "cannot access printer" message until I
    >> > followed
    >> > the instructions from Bob Clayton. Seems Vista will only access a
    >> > 'local
    >> > printer' not a network one. From memory I needed to download the latest
    >> > Vista
    >> > compatible driver for the printer attached to the XP machine, onto my
    >> > Vista
    >> > machine before I took the steps below.
    >> >
    >> > "Posted: 05-Aug-2007 19:09 Reply
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Been trying to connect my wifes new Vista laptop (yuk) to print out to
    >> > my
    >> > networked XP desktop's printers. I could see the files and printers on
    >> > the XP
    >> > machine from the laptop. Tried all the usual , firewalls,file and
    >> > printer
    >> > sharing turned on. Would not connect !
    >> >
    >> > Apparently this is a problem that hasn't been solved.
    >> >
    >> > This "workaround" solved it for me.
    >> >
    >> > .
    >> >
    >> > 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
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > .
    >> >
    >> > Hope this helps someone else.
    >> >
    >> > .
    >> >
    >> > Bob "
    >> >
    >> > Let us all know if it works??!!
    >> >
    >> > "Michael" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > Configuration: HP Laptop with Vista Home Premium, Compaq desktop with
    >> > > XP home
    >> > > and Epson Rx500 USB printer shared, Dell desktop with XP home. All in
    >> > > same
    >> > > WORKGROUP.
    >> > > Symptom: XP systems print to RX500 OK. When adding printer to Vista,
    >> > > sees
    >> > > RX500 but get error message after "Connecting to RX500" box. Error
    >> > > messsage
    >> > > says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.
    >> > >
    >> > > Thanks for your recommendaitons.
    >> > > --
    >> > > Michael








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  6. #6


    Jammal Guest

    RE: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    Man That worked Great thank you so much, I have spent the last 24hrs trying
    to get my HP PSC 1209 to work on my New HP Vista Laptop. You just save me
    $200. Thanks again
    Jammal

    "longvale" wrote:

    > Hi this is a response I found on VNUNET.Com from a Robert Clayton which
    > worked for my situation which is similar to yours. I tried to access a
    > printer on my XP Home machine in another room via a wLAN, from my Vista
    > desktop. Constantly had a "cannot access printer" message until I followed
    > the instructions from Bob Clayton. Seems Vista will only access a 'local
    > printer' not a network one. From memory I needed to download the latest Vista
    > compatible driver for the printer attached to the XP machine, onto my Vista
    > machine before I took the steps below.
    >
    > "Posted: 05-Aug-2007 19:09 Reply
    >
    >
    > Been trying to connect my wifes new Vista laptop (yuk) to print out to my
    > networked XP desktop's printers. I could see the files and printers on the XP
    > machine from the laptop. Tried all the usual , firewalls,file and printer
    > sharing turned on. Would not connect !
    >
    > Apparently this is a problem that hasn't been solved.
    >
    > This "workaround" solved it for me.
    >
    > .
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
    > Hope this helps someone else.
    >
    > .
    >
    > Bob "
    >
    > Let us all know if it works??!!
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >

    > > Configuration: HP Laptop with Vista Home Premium, Compaq desktop with XP home
    > > and Epson Rx500 USB printer shared, Dell desktop with XP home. All in same
    > > WORKGROUP.
    > > Symptom: XP systems print to RX500 OK. When adding printer to Vista, sees
    > > RX500 but get error message after "Connecting to RX500" box. Error messsage
    > > says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.
    > >
    > > Thanks for your recommendaitons.
    > > --
    > > Michael

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  7. #7


    esroinc Guest

    Re: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    I spent 4 hours with Canon this afternoon trying to get Vista to print
    on my XP machine which has a Canon i950, over my network - No luck,
    Canon gave up. Hung up, and looked at this Group. The above worked!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Bob F. Guest

    Re: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    Please include enough of the previous message(s) so that others trying to
    follow this thread know what you are talking about. Also please try to
    "edit out" the non relevant portions. It helps everyone. Go to:
    Tools > Options > Send > check - "Include message in reply"

    --
    BobF.
    <esroinc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:d95b3e5b-35b1-46c1-81af-afc622bc632a@xxxxxx

    >I spent 4 hours with Canon this afternoon trying to get Vista to print
    > on my XP machine which has a Canon i950, over my network - No luck,
    > Canon gave up. Hung up, and looked at this Group. The above worked!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    jt Guest

    RE: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    Just an inquiry, does this information mean that it is 100% possible
    for printers to be shared from winxp = where the printer is directly
    connected (host pc)
    and winvista being the client pc?
    Or it depends on supported printer/multifunction device?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Bob F. Guest

    Re: Vista printing to shared XP printer

    JT,
    Please include enough of the previous message(s) so that others trying to
    follow this thread know what you are talking about. Also please try to
    “edit out” the non relevant portions. It helps everyone. If you are using
    Windows Mail, Go to:
    Tools > Options > Send > check - “Include message in reply”
    --
    Regards, BobF.
    "jt" <jt@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B84D9CB6-1596-4697-AE45-2914795F6CE8@xxxxxx

    > Just an inquiry, does this information mean that it is 100% possible
    > for printers to be shared from winxp = where the printer is directly
    > connected (host pc)
    > and winvista being the client pc?
    > Or it depends on supported printer/multifunction device?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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