I have a small office with 3 computers. There is an HP laser printer directly connected to the parallel port of computer A. Computer A is running Windows 2000 pro, and is sharing the printer over the network. Computer B (also Windows 2000 pro) can print without a problem.
Computer C is running Windows XP and is configured to use the printer connected to computer A.
There is a shortcut to the printer on the desktop, when trying to open the shorcut, the error message "Operation could not be completed. Access is denied" is shown. If I open "Printers and faxes" from control panel, I can open the printer to view the queued documents, but the bar at the top of the window tells me "Access is denied, unable to connect".
If I right click the printer and select "connect" I can connect to the printer, but only by entering the user name and password for computer A.
Each time the user restarts, I have to go through the same process again.
Is there a way around this??