Can't Access Printer- Access Denied.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Jordan H., Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Jordan H.

    bigk Guest

    Search for my name bigk and you will find the solution to this. I posted it
    here or in the printer/fax group. Can't remember which but I was reading
    old message and saw this one
     
    bigk, Nov 27, 2006
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  2. Jordan H.

    Jeff Guest

    Ahh BigK,
    Got your back-
    Got it down to a science now(thanks for the info-btw)

    Kerry,
    Have an HP on a XP Home; and I get to it from Vista easy now; after BigK
    showed me how.
    Do this,
    In Vista,
    Control panel>printer>add printer- lpt-pick your printer driver-the
    networked one-install driver
    after you see the printer in vista
    right click on it>properties>add new port>local port
    type in \\computer\name
    Bingo-networked printer

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Nov 27, 2006
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  3. Jordan H.

    Kerry Brown Guest

    I posted this method in a few threads a while ago. One is the thread titled
    "Still Cannot Add Network Printer - Access Denied" in
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.print_fax_scan. I tried to find the other
    threads about the subject to update them but I guess I missed this one. It's
    a common method to get a printer working when you're having networking
    problems. It works in most versions of Windows all the way back to win95. I
    hardly ever use XP Home so I had to setup a VPC image with XP Home to test
    it and make sure it worked with Home and Vista. By the time I did this all
    the threads on the subject were pretty old.
     
    Kerry Brown, Nov 27, 2006
    #23
  4. Jordan H.

    Jeff Guest

    too littlte too late- usually my excuse
    bt thanks for tryin
     
    Jeff, Nov 27, 2006
    #24
  5. Jordan H.

    Ric Sterling Guest

    Jordan I know your feeling. I cant seem to get my laptop (vista) to work with
    my Printer on a destop (xp) tried everything and I trully believe there is
    no simple answer.

    Every where, and everyone's advice as not pan'd out for me either.
     
    Ric Sterling, Apr 7, 2007
    #25
  6. Jordan H.

    Ken Guest

    The solution for the printer problem was solved for me by HP support.

    From the remote VISTA computer, mine a notebook connecting with the XP
    desktop, in the control panel PRINTERS:

    a) Click Start and then Printers and Faxes in Windows XP.
    b) Right-click the printer icon for the All-in-One product and select
    Sharing on the menu. The Properties will appear with the Sharing tab on top.
    c) Click the option to share the printer, and then enter a unique name for
    the printer in the Share Name field. Write this name down exactly as it is
    entered because it will be required to set up the remote computers. Click OK
    to finish the setup.
    Perform the following steps on the Vista computer.
    a) Click the Start () icon, click Control Panel, and then click Printers.
    Launch the "Add a Printer" wizard
    b) Choose "Add a local printer"
    c) Select "Create a new port" radio button and choose "Local Port" from the
    drop down menu.
    d) Press Next
    e) In the "Enter Port Name:" box enter the following: \\Desktop\Printer
    where "Desktop" = the computer name of XP computer and "Printer" = the
    printer
    share name.
    f) 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.
    g) Press next
    h) Give the printer a distinct name and choose whether to set as the default.
    i) Press Next

    This worked flawlessly for me,
    Ken
     
    Ken, Aug 7, 2007
    #26
  7. The key is "Add a local printer". thank you for the post.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    The solution for the printer problem was solved for me by HP support.

    From the remote VISTA computer, mine a notebook connecting with the XP
    desktop, in the control panel PRINTERS:

    a) Click Start and then Printers and Faxes in Windows XP.
    b) Right-click the printer icon for the All-in-One product and select
    Sharing on the menu. The Properties will appear with the Sharing tab on top.
    c) Click the option to share the printer, and then enter a unique name for
    the printer in the Share Name field. Write this name down exactly as it is
    entered because it will be required to set up the remote computers. Click OK
    to finish the setup.
    Perform the following steps on the Vista computer.
    a) Click the Start () icon, click Control Panel, and then click Printers.
    Launch the "Add a Printer" wizard
    b) Choose "Add a local printer"
    c) Select "Create a new port" radio button and choose "Local Port" from the
    drop down menu.
    d) Press Next
    e) In the "Enter Port Name:" box enter the following: \\Desktop\Printer
    where "Desktop" = the computer name of XP computer and "Printer" = the
    printer
    share name.
    f) 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.
    g) Press next
    h) Give the printer a distinct name and choose whether to set as the default.
    i) Press Next

    This worked flawlessly for me,
    Ken
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Aug 7, 2007
    #27
  8. Jordan H.

    Mike Heyden Guest

    Ken -

    I followed your solution and it looked like it was going to work, but I'm
    getting a "Can't communicate with Printer" error message when I try to print
    a test page. Any insight is appreciated! I'm using the same workgroup name
    and both firewalls are turned off.

    Thanks!
    - Mike Heyden

     
    Mike Heyden, Aug 17, 2007
    #28
  9. Jordan H.

    jj22 Guest

    Thank you i have been struggeling for some time

     
    jj22, Oct 14, 2007
    #29
  10. Robert L \(MS-MVP\), Oct 14, 2007
    #30
  11. Jordan H.

    angemac Guest

    Worked for a printer that I have connected to a Windows 98 Computer....am
    happy.
    My new notebook does not have the printer connection (only USB not paraell),
    so needed to add the printer via the old windows 98 computer and network.
    Thanks for the help
     
    angemac, Jan 20, 2008
    #31
  12. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 21, 2008
    #32
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