Problems with a shared printer


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yaro137

I've got 2 Vista laptops. Both on Home Premium. One of them is sharing
a usb Lexmark 8300 printer. The other one can see the shared resources
and connect to that printer but it can't print. No error messages
whatsoever. After printing a test page I can see number 1 next to the
printer status but when I double click the printer the print job is
not there. Both the computers are in the same workgroup. Both have
Printer Sharing enabled in Network and Sharing Center. On the computer
that's sharing the printer the Everyone group was given full access.
All paper set to A4 on both of them. Any ideas?
yaro
 
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Sinner

yaro137 said:
I've got 2 Vista laptops. Both on Home Premium. One of them is sharing
a usb Lexmark 8300 printer. The other one can see the shared resources
and connect to that printer but it can't print. No error messages
whatsoever. After printing a test page I can see number 1 next to the
printer status but when I double click the printer the print job is
not there. Both the computers are in the same workgroup. Both have
Printer Sharing enabled in Network and Sharing Center. On the computer
that's sharing the printer the Everyone group was given full access.
All paper set to A4 on both of them. Any ideas?
yaro



I don't think it's the answer, but you should only have Printer Sharing
enabled on the machine that physically has the printer connected to it.
 
C

Cari \(MS-MVP\)

How did you 'add' the printer to the one that does not have it connected
physically?
 
Y

yaro137

I wouldn't expect to have Printer Sharing turned on on a computer not
sharing any printers to do any harm. I connected to that printer by
going to \\computer_name\ then found the printer and connected to it.
I did that a couple of times before on other Vista computers but in
this case it just won't work.
yaro
 
G

Gordon

yaro137 said:
I wouldn't expect to have Printer Sharing turned on on a computer not
sharing any printers to do any harm. I connected to that printer by
going to \\computer_name\ then found the printer and connected to it.
I did that a couple of times before on other Vista computers but in
this case it just won't work.
yaro

Please quote the post you are replying to - this is neither a web forum nor
a chat room. This is a Usenet Newsgroup.

Thank you.
 
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yaro137

Please quote the post you are replying to - this is neither a web forum nor
a chat room. This is a Usenet Newsgroup.

Thank you.

Will do. Sorry about it.
yaro
 
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