Vista v. XP Printer "Access Denied"???

By brian ·
I am running Vista Home Premium on a Fujitsu Life Book Laptop (AMD Turion) and cannot access one of the shared printers on my Belkin wireless network. It just so happens to be the Canon i850 connected to my desktop A Compaq running XP). I have the latest drivers, can use the printer with the USB of my laptop, but each time I try to access the shared printer wirelessly I get an error message, "Cannot Connect To Printer, Access is Denied" I have checked all the user settings (guest accounts, etc.) have turned off all anti-virus and firewalls, and nothing seems to help. Incidentally, I CAN access two other Canon printers and an Epson that are connected to other computers in my workgroup, just not the one connected to MINE... Don't know if this is related, but my laptop won't connect to my Palm Treo Smartphoone either using Windows Mobile Device Center.... I'll save that one for later, unless somehow they are llinked.... HELP!!

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Printer Properties on Laptop

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Vista v. XP Printer "Acce ...

You say the printer works when hooked to the laptop. If so, you should have two printers by nearly the same name (maybe copy 2 for the 2nd). Look at the network printer properties on the laptop and see if it is using an "auto" or "Lan Manager" port. If so, remove the port and temporarily assign it to LPT1. Then, add a local system port mapped to \\computername\sharename and assign the new port to the printer.

This happens all the time on WinXP. I suspect Vista is no better at correctly installing a port for shared printers hooked to other computers.

And, by the way, is the Vista computer on the same domain/workgroup? Just a thought.

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MS Silliness

by liam.grant In reply to Vista v. XP Printer "Acce ...

I just set up a pair of laptops at home that came with Vista Premium and ran into the same thing. After searching through google, I came upon a couple of items. The easiest worked for me. If it doesn't work for you, try google with the error message text.

1. Delete all the copies of that printer from the vista box.
2. On vista, add printer
3. Choose local printer (I know, seems stupid)
4. Accept all the defaults and create the new port
5. Where it fits, enter the info on the xp machine and printer in the format \\machinename\printername
6. click through all the OKs, nexts, etc to finish

You should now have the printer defined on the vista box, and, contrary to the language used, it won't be local.

BTW, I couldn't get file sharing to work write till I added LLTD installed on the XP machines and rebooted them. And checked through all the options on network and file sharing center on vista.


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Network Printer Installed as Local Works

by andromeda44 In reply to MS Silliness

Never I could imagine this can be true, but it was.
I tried anything on the planet with network printer setting
from Vista to XP and nothing worked. Nothing
Blessed be thy name... :)

I think its a good time Gates quits.
The mess created in windows grows exponentially. Time to leave the sinking ship

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Vista v. XP Printer "Access Denied"???

by gyro In reply to Vista v. XP Printer "Acce ...

I had the same problems until today. What I found is that if I had simple file sharing enabled on my XP machine, then I would need to set the Guest user group access to Power Users or Administrators to get it to work. By default, the Guest user only is a member of the Guests group.

If I turn off the simple file sharing, then it also works as long as I have users and passwords the same on all PCs.

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Vista v. XP Printer "Access Denied"???

by jim.cooke In reply to Vista v. XP Printer "Acce ...

I have the same issue. Did you get this resolved?

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Vista v. XP Printer "Access Denied"???

by jim.cooke In reply to Vista v. XP Printer "Acce ...

Add the printer using the following steps:

1.) Verify that File and print sharing is turned on and properly configured
on the XP machine.
2.) Locate and notate the Win XP computer name (i.e. "Desktop") (Found in
System Properties in the Computer Name tab)
3.) Locate and notate the printer share name on the XP computer (i.e.
"Printer") (Found under the Sharing tab on the Printer Properties page)
4.) On the Vista machine launch the "Add a Printer" wizard
5.) Choose "Add a local printer"
6.) Select "Create a new port" radio button and choose "Local Port" from the
drop down menu
7.) Press Next
8.) In the "Enter Port Name:" box enter the following: \\Desktop\Printer
where "Desktop" = the computer name from step 2 and "Printer" = the printer
share name from step 3.
9.) Select the Printer driver from the list provided or use the "Have Disk"
button to install the correct Vista driver if it is not in the built-in list.
It is critical that the driver you use is Vista compatible.
10.) Press next
11.) Give the printer a distinct name and choose whether to set as the
12.) Press Next
13.) Print a test page to verify functionality.
14.) Press Finish
15.) Enjoy network printing !!

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