Edited by dabombshop, 05 February 2006 - 01:27 PM.
SOLVED - Sharing printers
Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:06 PM
Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:54 AM
ok, are both computers on xp? What kind of error message are you getting? Next time if you get an error, do a print screen and put it in the reply.
you must create the network, run network setup wizard on both computers- make certain they are both in the same workgroup: use the default name. next you must enable file and print sharing on both computers.
Follow instructions below:
To share your printer
Open Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer you want to share, and then click Sharing.
The options you see on the Sharing tab differ depending on whether sharing is enabled on your computer. For instructions on what to do next, click the option that describes what you see on the Sharing tab.
I see text stating that printer sharing must be turned on
You need to enable printer sharing by running the Network Setup Wizard. Start it by clicking the link on the Sharing tab, and then follow the instructions. Once sharing is enabled, begin this procedure again. I see options for sharing or not sharing the printer
On the Sharing tab, click Share this printer, and then, in the Share name box, type a name for the shared printer.
If you share the printer with users on different hardware or different operating systems, click Additional Drivers. Click the environment and operating system for the other computers, and then click OK to install the additional drivers.
Drivers for users running other versions of Windows (Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0) are located on the Support CD. Printer drivers for Windows NT 3.1 and Windows NT 3.5 are not included.
Click OK, or, if you have installed additional drivers, click Close.
If you have followed the steps listed above and still cannot share this printer, open Windows Firewall. (To open Windows Firewall, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Windows Firewall.) Then, on the Exceptions tab, select the File and Printer Sharing check box.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:09 PM
PROBLEM SOLVED. Someone please close this thread.
Edited by dabombshop, 05 February 2006 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:56 PM
I'm glad that you managed to solve your problem, however I would appreciate it alot if you would take the time to post your solution, as it may very well help other users to solve their own problems.
Someone please close this thread.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:09 PM
Method 1: Use a the Netsh command-line tool
On the remote Windows XP SP2-based computer, run a netsh command to permit traffic through Windows Firewall on TCP port 445: 1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
netsh firewall set portopening tcp 445 smb enable
You receive the following message:
3. Quit the command prompt.
To implement this change throughout your organization, run this netsh command-line from a batch file or from a script.
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Method 2: Use the Graphical User Interface
On the remote Windows XP SP2-based computer, modify Windows Firewall to permit incoming TCP traffic on port 445: 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Security Center, and then click Windows Firewall.
3. Click the Exceptions tab, click to select the File and Printer Sharing check box, and then click Edit.
4. Click to select the TCP 445 check box, click Change scope, and then take one of the following actions: • Click My network (subnet) only.
• Click Custom list, and then type the IP addresses that you want to manage this computer.
5. Click OK four times.
Once I did this, I was able to search/browse for the printer in the add printer wizard and complete the installation.
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