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Solved: Printer on XP not connecting to Vista

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Lareux, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. Lareux

    Lareux Thread Starter

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    I have finally figured out what went wrong with the network. I went into printers to connect to my printer. It listed the printers on each of the other computers, but when I tried to connect to one of them I get the error "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is Denied." I have connected these before, they are fine. What am I missing?
     
  2. kimsland

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    Firewall off?
     
  3. Lareux

    Lareux Thread Starter

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    I just tried it. I turned the firewall off on both computers and it still didn't work.
     
  4. kimsland

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    Enable UAC (on Vista) - the "User Account Control" feature built into VISTA, .. turn it back on and reboot.

    Try Again

    Failing that:

    control panel
    printers
    add printer
    add a local printer
    under "Use an existing port:" Check if "PrintServer Port" exists
    If so use that one

    (The setup CD normally does this for you though.)
     
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