Vista--access denied to shared printer

Discussion in 'Online Security' started by jepeters, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. jepeters

    jepeters

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    We just got our first Vista Business computer (laptop), and I'm trying to get it to connect to a networked shared printer that is on the teacher's main computer.

    but, although I can see the printer itself, whenever I try to connect to it, it says 'Access Denied'. I am logged on to the Vista machine as an administrator. I can connect to this printer using an MCE computer and an XP computer, so there apparently must be some setting I need to change on Vista to let me get at this printer.

    Anyone know what that might be?
     
  2. mojo

    mojo Ceiling cat is watching!

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    Make sure the user accounts on both computers have passwords. Vista will not let you share files without it.
     
  3. jepeters

    jepeters

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    both have passwords.
     

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