FC1 Printer sharing only works with Win98

M.Hockings veeshooter at hockings.net
Tue Sep 7 02:06:00 UTC 2004

Edward wrote:
> M.Hockings wrote:
>> Please accept my apologies if this hits the list twice.  I've tried 
>> to  send it to the list via gmane but that route does not appear to be 
>> functioning any longer.  My inquiry follows:
>> I am trying to share a printer attached to an FC1 box on our network. 
>> The network has a mix of FC1, Win98, Win2K and WinXP boxes.  The 
>> printer is configured and working just fine on the FC1 box that it is 
>> attached to just fine.  And I have been able to configure the Win98 
>> boxes to use it successfully as well.  However any attempt to get it 
>> to work with other FC1 boxes, Win2K or XP fail.  Browsing for the 
>> printer (SMB I guess?) and configuring it works just fine but printing 
>> fails miserably. I did try turning off the firewall on the machine 
>> with the printer but that does not seem to help.  If it matters, the 
>> printer is an old HP DeskJet 870cxi.
>> Any thoughts about how to make printer sharing on FC1 work with 
>> operating systems more advanced than Win98 ?
>> Mike
> Hey Mike. I remember doing this way back and running into the exact same 
> problems. It has something to do with permissions. Do you get 'Connect 
> error - access denied', when you look at the printers folder in W2K/XP?
> Regards,
> Ed.

Yup, Win2K reports "Access denied, unable to connect".  FCx doesn't 
appear to report anything, just nothing gets printed.


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