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By rpalfery ·
I am having a frustrating problem getting a W2k workstaion to connect to a network printer on another W2k workstation on a peer to peer format.
when i try to add the printer I get a 'you do not have permissions to access this printer, but you can changfe permissions. When I navigate to the printer on the host machine the path \\host_name\printer only shows the computer name and not the printer. I have checked the printer setup on another machine aand it is as it's suppoesed to be. I have checked everything i can think of and am now going in circles. does anyone have any insight or suggestions?? Would appreciate any help.

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by Gigelul In reply to Printer problems

I missunderstood something but you must check:
-if the printer is shared and in permission tab verify if you have correct permissions
-this computer must be set as member at the same workgroup in network properties

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by Gigelul In reply to Printer problems

I assume that you speak about the same user account. If not, all users must add the printers in their profiles.
This looks like "don't save settings on exit". Check your user profile. A mandatory profile don't save additional settings. Also verify in event viewer if shut down was correct executed.

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by rpalfery In reply to Printer problems

thanks- i have check that and its as its supposed to be. Also, I can drag the printer to the machine in question and it will print and work fine until I shut the machine down and restart. then i get that message again

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by Firmfnd In reply to Printer problems

I find that peer-to-peer printer shares must be members of the "Power User" group. Anytime they've not been, I run into the same problem. Wish there was a workaround for that.

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