I say ‘another’ because I did a keyword search and didn’t find an answer.
Im running Vista on my laptop and xp on my desktop.
I setup file and printer sharing on the desktop and laptop and the firewalls on both are set to share.Oh wait I can’t set the laptop printer to share since there’s no printer on the laptop vista wont allow it.
On the laptop I can ‘see’ the shared files on the desktop as well as the printer when I go to ‘start>network>printer’. I can clearly see the printer (I named “printercanon”) plain as day from the laptop. When I go to print I get “windows cannot connect to the printer.Access is denied”.Oh I did try to set the printer permissions I cannot access them on the desktop.But I can ‘see’ the permissions from the laptop.They seem to be set right.
BTW I can access shared files from the laptop that are on the desktop,just to make that crystal-clear.
I cant access the security tab to change the permissions settings (on the xp). I followed the instuctions to a ‘T’:
1.open printers and faxes
2.click printer you want to set permissions for.
3.press and hold down CTRL,and then right-click the printer for which you want to set permissions,click properties,and then click security tab
*Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.
ChooseAdd a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.
A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \computer name\printer name ie. My computer’s name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \basement\epsonsty*