Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer

Posted: 03-14-2009, 01:15 PM
Hi, I have a network with four XP computers on and have recently added a
Vista Laptop successfully. All documents are shared fine and internet access
is fine.
Heres the tricky part,
2 of the XP computers have printers attached to them,
When connecting the Vista laptop to a printer on one of them, it works fine,
When connecting the Vista laptop to any printer on the other one of them, it
comes up with a message saying 'WINDOWS CANNOT CONNECT TO THE PRINTER. ACCESS
IS DENIED'.
I have tried many different ways and checked sharing permissions etc but
cannot find a solution. Can someone help?

Just as an added note - to connect to the printer from one XP machine to the
'problem xp machine' is no problem. Only from vista to the one machine.

(The problem machine is a HP pavillion.)

Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer


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MGHANES
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RE: Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer
Posted: 03-15-2009, 10:54 PM
Hi Cris.....i had a similar problem. NORTON prohibited the connection.Mike


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KrisGibbins
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RE: Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer
Posted: 03-16-2009, 10:31 AM
Completely removed Norton and still didnt work.

"MGHANES" wrote:
> Hi Cris.....i had a similar problem. NORTON prohibited the connection.Mike
>
>
> Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
>
Alan Morris [MSFT]
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Re: Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer
Posted: 03-16-2009, 05:46 PM
open a command prompt and view the print$ share on the XP machine

dir \\XPmachine\print$


if you get access denied that's the issue.

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"KrisGibbins" <KrisGibbins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7C4211E8-1521-41F1-8F38-E4BBD8D77F39@microsoft.com...
> Completely removed Norton and still didnt work.
>
> "MGHANES" wrote:
>
>> Hi Cris.....i had a similar problem. NORTON prohibited the
>> connection.Mike
>>
>>
>> Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
>>

KrisGibbins
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Re: Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer
Posted: 03-16-2009, 06:04 PM
this is what came up when i typed in what i understood you wanting me to type
in command prompt.


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>\\LASER\PRINT$
The network path was not found.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>dir \\LASER\PRINT$
Volume in drive \\LASER\PRINT$ is HP_PAVILION
Volume Serial Number is 409F-AD83

Directory of \\LASER\PRINT$

13/03/2009 15:38 <DIR> .
13/03/2009 15:38 <DIR> ..
16/03/2009 14:32 <DIR> color
12/12/2008 03:15 <DIR> w32x86
13/03/2009 15:39 <DIR> x64
0 File(s) 0 bytes
5 Dir(s) 6,841,982,976 bytes free
---------------------------------------------------------------

could i send you my email address for more direct help maybe?
i dont use forums very often etc.
Thanks for the help so far though
Kris


"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> open a command prompt and view the print$ share on the XP machine
>
> dir \\XPmachine\print$
>
>
> if you get access denied that's the issue.
>
> --
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
> "KrisGibbins" <KrisGibbins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7C4211E8-1521-41F1-8F38-E4BBD8D77F39@microsoft.com...
> > Completely removed Norton and still didnt work.
> >
> > "MGHANES" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Cris.....i had a similar problem. NORTON prohibited the
> >> connection.Mike
> >>
> >>
> >> Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
> >>
>
>
>
Alan Morris [MSFT]
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Re: Vista Laptop connecting to XP network printer
Posted: 03-18-2009, 03:21 AM
try installing the Vista driver on the laptop before making the connection

is the laptop a 32bit machine?

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Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"KrisGibbins" <KrisGibbins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C9EA706D-C077-4F95-B9B7-8CDF28284773@microsoft.com...
> this is what came up when i typed in what i understood you wanting me to
> type
> in command prompt.
>
>
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>\\LASER\PRINT$
> The network path was not found.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>dir \\LASER\PRINT$
> Volume in drive \\LASER\PRINT$ is HP_PAVILION
> Volume Serial Number is 409F-AD83
>
> Directory of \\LASER\PRINT$
>
> 13/03/2009 15:38 <DIR> .
> 13/03/2009 15:38 <DIR> ..
> 16/03/2009 14:32 <DIR> color
> 12/12/2008 03:15 <DIR> w32x86
> 13/03/2009 15:39 <DIR> x64
> 0 File(s) 0 bytes
> 5 Dir(s) 6,841,982,976 bytes free
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> could i send you my email address for more direct help maybe?
> i dont use forums very often etc.
> Thanks for the help so far though
> Kris
>
>
> "Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> open a command prompt and view the print$ share on the XP machine
>>
>> dir \\XPmachine\print$
>>
>>
>> if you get access denied that's the issue.
>>
>> --
>> Alan Morris
>> Windows Printing Team
>> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1
>>
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>>
>> "KrisGibbins" <KrisGibbins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7C4211E8-1521-41F1-8F38-E4BBD8D77F39@microsoft.com...
>> > Completely removed Norton and still didnt work.
>> >
>> > "MGHANES" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Cris.....i had a similar problem. NORTON prohibited the
>> >> connection.Mike
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

 
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