FC1 Printer sharing only works with Win98
veeshooter at hockings.net
Tue Sep 7 02:06:00 UTC 2004
> 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 ?
> 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?
Yup, Win2K reports "Access denied, unable to connect". FCx doesn't
appear to report anything, just nothing gets printed.
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