sharing printer attched to x64 Vista machine with x86 XP machine


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Mister Scary

When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I can
see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up under the
PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back when there
were two machines running XP.

I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.

Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?


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Mister Scary

MilesAhead said:
It would be helpful if you gave the printer make and model.
HP laserjet 1018


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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Open the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel on the x64 machine.
Ensure that printer sharing is turned on, this will allow it to show through
the firewall.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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Rich Piehl

When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I
can see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up
under the PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back
when there were two machines running XP.

I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.

Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?

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The printer won't show up with a standard BROWSE function even if
printer sharing is on.

You have to manually key the path to the printer on the Vista Machine
(ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2) You must know the exact name assigned to the
printer by the Vista machine for it to be found by the network.
 
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Mister Scary

Rich Piehl said:
The printer won't show up with a standard BROWSE function even if printer
sharing is on.

You have to manually key the path to the printer on the Vista Machine
(ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2) You must know the exact name assigned to the
printer by the Vista machine for it to be found by the network.
When I try this I get a Windows dialog asking for a username and password to
access the x64 machine.
I haven't set a username and password on the x64 machine. Are you sure this
method works with Vista
Home Premium?
It seams like a server functionality.


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Rich Piehl

When I try this I get a Windows dialog asking for a username and
password to access the x64 machine.
I haven't set a username and password on the x64 machine. Are you sure
this method works with Vista
Home Premium?
It seams like a server functionality.

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It worked for my Windows Home premium x64 and two XP SP3 machines. I
spent several months trying to figure out the problem, and getting the
login message

Also if you have left your Vista workgroup name as default you will need
to change the workgroup name on the XP machine to "Workgroup" under My
Computer/Properties/network ID.
 
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