Windows XP printer sharing problems

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Microsoft Windows
Hello all, 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??

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you can try creating a user in the windows 2000 pro system to which the printer is connected, this user name should be similar to the user which you use to logon in the windows xp system and the password should be identical. Then add the user in the security tab of the printer of the windows 2000 pro system and give full rights. Hope that should work

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  • Joelsplace
    Add the username and password of the XP user to the users on computer A. If the XP user is logging in with Administrator that can be a problem and XP also doesn't like the user name to be the same as the computer name.
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    Hi, If the PC (win xp) is using Administrator account to login then give same password to the Administrator account on all the machine.
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  • JuhaTa
    You can also connect to a fileshare on the w2000, with the XP machine and when the authentication window turns up type username and password and check the "remember password"-box. That way you wont have to redo it every time.
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