Vista Home Premium and XP Home printer sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by finsta, May 22, 2007.

  1. finsta

    finsta Guest

    So generally, I wouldn't be coming around seeking for advice (I'm not
    cocky or anything, just haven't found any form of solution to my
    So here's my issue:
    The XP Home machine hosts a Canon MP780, my Vista Home Premium box is
    on the same network. File sharing works well but when I try to connect
    to the printer (This is also on an administrator account, UAC's
    disabled). I get the error, you are not permitted to do that or
    something along those lines. Has anybody had such an issue?
    finsta, May 22, 2007
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  2. finsta

    Chuck Guest

    When you connect to the XP Home server, you're not using the administrator
    account. With XP Home and Simple File Sharing, the Guest account is what you
    use for network access.

    The old "access denied" or its variants have many causes. A misconfigured of
    overlooked personal firewall is one frequent one.

    Combining Windows XP and Vista on the LAN can have challenges, but they aren't
    unsolvable ones.

    At least you do have file sharing working.

    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck, May 22, 2007
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