sharing printer attched to x64 Vista machine with x86 XP machine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Mister Scary, Apr 4, 2010.

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    Mister Scary Guest

    When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I can
    see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up under the
    PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back when there
    were two machines running XP.

    I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.

    Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?


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    MilesAhead Guest

    It would be helpful if you gave the printer make and model

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    MilesAhead, Apr 4, 2010
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    Mister Scary Guest

    HP laserjet 1018


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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Open the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel on the x64 machine.
    Ensure that printer sharing is turned on, this will allow it to show through
    the firewall.

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    Rick Rogers, Apr 5, 2010
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    Rich Piehl Guest

    The printer won't show up with a standard BROWSE function even if
    printer sharing is on.

    You have to manually key the path to the printer on the Vista Machine
    (ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2) You must know the exact name assigned to the
    printer by the Vista machine for it to be found by the network.
     
    Rich Piehl, Apr 5, 2010
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    Mister Scary Guest

    When I try this I get a Windows dialog asking for a username and password to
    access the x64 machine.
    I haven't set a username and password on the x64 machine. Are you sure this
    method works with Vista
    Home Premium?
    It seams like a server functionality.


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    Mister Scary, Apr 6, 2010
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    Rich Piehl Guest

    It worked for my Windows Home premium x64 and two XP SP3 machines. I
    spent several months trying to figure out the problem, and getting the
    login message

    Also if you have left your Vista workgroup name as default you will need
    to change the workgroup name on the XP machine to "Workgroup" under My
    Computer/Properties/network ID.
     
    Rich Piehl, Apr 6, 2010
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    MilesAhead Guest

    Are you running Vista pre SP1 by any chance? If so, you may need to us
    the work-around of creating a virtual port on the Vista PC. Create
    virtual port for LPT1 on the Vista PC and set it to the name of th
    shared printer (e.g. \\machinename\printer

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