Print sharing with Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by News, Mar 20, 2008.

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    News Guest

    I have 2 vista PCs. I setup a printer on one and shared it. I was able to
    find it on my other PC (the client) fine but when I set it up Vista prompted
    for an account and password on the PC that's sharing the printer. So I enter
    an account & password and check the box to remember the password so that the
    printer will continue to work on the client PC. Printing works fine on the
    client until I reboot the client. Afterward I can't print to the shared
    printer anymore. The printer definition exists but I can't print to it. I
    don't think its remembering the remote account & password. I never had
    trouble like this on Win2K. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions to
    make print sharing more reliable. Am I missing something?

    Thanks, rp
    News, Mar 20, 2008
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    News Guest

    I finally figured out what to do to make it work. I looked at the windows
    account being used on the client PC and created the same account on the PC
    that shares the printer. Even set the password the same. Afterward, I
    recreated the printer on the cleint PC and this time it didn't ask for an
    login ID on the PC that is sharing the printer. Afterward, everything works
    as normal. Way back on Win2k I used to configure every PC to boot up into
    the Administrator account which also had NO password. Thats why it worked
    seemlessly on Win2k but it was also very insecure. Hope you get it to work

    News, Mar 24, 2008
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