I continued to have problems, even after the notebook running Vista
recognized the two network printers I have at home. I continued to get the
"Access Denied" message. To rectify, here were the steps:
1) Click START
4) Choose ADD LOCAL PRINTER
5) CREATE NEW PORT
6) LOCAL PORT
8) \\computername\\printer share name [Note: to obtain this go to the pc
that hosts the printer, go to Printer and Faxes, pick the printer, right
click the icon and choose Sharing and the Share Name shows in that window.]
9) click "Next" or "Continue" to follow the rest of the steps to connect to
10) Repeat 1 - 9 to add additional printers
"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> Yes you can install the inbox Vista drivers on XP. Perform this using
> Vista as the client and add the driver to the remote machine by browsing to
> the remote machine and opening the remote printers folder.
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "TryState" <TryState@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > If I am understading everything correctly. I thought I needed to install
> > the
> > vista driver on my xp machine. The Vista is running driver version
> > 6.0.6000.16386 and my XP is running driver 5.0. Is the driver availible to
> > download and will that fix the problem? I have not tried the previous
> > threads
> > with the hoop jumping. If this is a simple solution let me know.
> > "scallywag" wrote:
> >> I also have this problem the network is working fine ie i can access all
> >> other files on the remote pc where the printer is installed
> >> Can i access this printer no access is denied, bearing in mind the rest
> >> of
> >> the network "WORKS" can someone advise hoe i can get access to shared
> >> printer
> >> ?????
> >> "Orangedog" wrote:
> >> > I have private home network with a new Vista Home Premium computer.
> >> > Vista
> >> > sees the XP computer that has the officejet V40 printer. But whenever
> >> > I try
> >> > to connect a message says access is denied. what is up with that!
> >> > Who says
> >> > access is denied, it is my computer and my private network. How do I
> >> > allow
> >> > access to my own network? how many hoops do I have to jump through to
> >> > network to a printer. This should be a seamless operation and already
> >> > too
> >> > much time has been wasted. Nice job microsoft!