Vista 32-bit machine won't allow Vista 64-bit machine to connect


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ajseagles3

I have a 32-bit desktop hooked up to a printer. All I want to do is be able
to print to it from a 64-bit laptop in the house, but the 64-bit machine says
that it can't connect to the 32-bit machine. However, I can view the shared
files from the 64-bit machine from the 32-bit machine. There are no 3rd
party firewalls on either machine, and I've tried basically every option.
What am I missing?
 
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M

Malke

ajseagles3 said:
I have a 32-bit desktop hooked up to a printer. All I want to do is be
able to print to it from a 64-bit laptop in the house, but the 64-bit
machine says
that it can't connect to the 32-bit machine. However, I can view the
shared
files from the 64-bit machine from the 32-bit machine. There are no 3rd
party firewalls on either machine, and I've tried basically every option.
What am I missing?

1. You can successfully transfer files back and forth between the two
machines? If yes, continue reading Part 2 below. If no, set up your
file/printer sharing properly first:

Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
and folders:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

2. Make sure the printer is shared out on the Desktop. Make a note of its
share name and also the Desktop's computer name (Control
Panel>System>Computer Name).

Download 64-bit printer drivers from the printer mftr.'s website to the
laptop. Install them. If the driver installation routine doesn't find the
printer:

On the laptop - Go to Control Panel. Choose Printer. Then choose Add
Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the
drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name.

Type in the \\FullComputername\SharedPrintername

ex: \\mycomputer\HPDJ

This is why you made a note of the printer's and computer's names.

Click Next.

Under the Manufacturers list, select the mftr. and the correct printer from
the Printers List.

Under Do you want to use this printer as the default printer select "Yes"
and click Next.

When asked to print a test page, select "Yes", then Finish.

Malke
 
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C

Cari \(MS-MVP\)

Make sure the shared name of the printer has no spaces in it.

Make sure the 32 bit printer has 64 bit drivers installed for it..... on the
32 bit printer, right click, select Properties and scroll down to Add
Additional Drivers.
 

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