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Printer Sharing

By iokten ·
I have three computers with windows 2000 professional networked as "workgroup" not "domain". All has administrative rights. Just a simple network and no security no limits considered. I gave full permission to each computer to share the printer but I can not share it. I find the printer in network, try to add it, the message I get is "access denied". I know all the permissins are givien. If I connect the rpinter to a computer with windowsXP, I have no problem sharing it with others that have windows 2000 OS.One unusual thing I noticed, I can find the printer in network under workgroup icon not under the computer itself, this tells me I am missing something. In windowsXP, when I search the printer on network it shows up under the computer name it is connected.
Could some one tell me what am I missing? Should I set up the network as "domain" instead of "workgroup"? what do I need to do to share a printer with windows 2000 OS?
Thank you

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Printer Sharing

on all the computers,
create EXACT the same useraccount and password.
and you wont have any problems.


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by madaryl In reply to

is creating same username and password also applicable if you have diffirent operating system?
i do have my printer physically installed on pc with win 2000, i couldn't access it on my other computer which has Windows millennium on it. we're on the same network, same workgroup, no domain being set. i couln't no also do file sharing. but i can see the other computer on my network neighborhood.
how can i solve this?

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by glyall In reply to Printer Sharing

Here is a different options
Instead of connectioning your printer to a PC,
you can get a router with a printer port on it.
Several companies make them.

I here a SpeedSteam SS2604. It here a printer port on it. I set each pc/laptop to printer to it. I have not had any problems to speak out int over 3 years. Mine is a 4 port network. You can get up to 8 port with a printer port.

Using this type of router you do not have to have set up a PC to share the printer. Each PC has its own printer drives installed. This way you do not have to have to pc shared to be on.

good luck

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