Can't see printer on PC in same workgroup

Microsoft Windows 2003 server - 5 users
December 10, 2010 at 04:51:49
Specs: Windows XP
Trying to print to a Kodak ESP printer connected to XP Pro machine from a Windows 2003 server.

The machines are in the same workgroup but neither machine can access the others shared printers/folders


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#1
December 10, 2010 at 09:12:20
Have you enabled File & Printer sharing on your PCs?

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#2
December 11, 2010 at 03:51:12
Yes, file and printer sharing are enabled on both PC's and they are in the same workgroup. If I try to map to the shared folder on the XP machine from the 2003 server, I can see the XP machine in the 'Browse' dialog box but it won't show me the shared folder.

I guess the problem with pointing to the printer and gaining access to the shared folder are part of the same thing


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#3
December 11, 2010 at 04:34:55
OK. I've tried this the other way round, now.

I've installed the printer on the Windows 2003 Server and shared it.

If I go to 'Add a printer' on the XP machine, I can see the printer as attached to the 2003 machine, but if I try to connect to it I get 'Access denied'. I do get a 'logon as' dialog box come up but if I try logging on as Administrator I still get access denied. Admninistrator on the 2003 Server has no password.


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#4
December 11, 2010 at 05:30:40
I take it that when you 'Add a printer' you are selecting networked printer and then browsing for a shared printer on your network on the other machine?

I know on Windows XP once you have enable File and Printer sharing, you still have to right click on the printer and select sharing to allow sharing.
Have you done that?

This may also be what you have to do on your Windows 2003 server.

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#5
December 11, 2010 at 07:22:23
Yes, I did all that. I've actually now got round the problem.

On the 2003 server I enabled Guest logins and this did the trick. I got access to both the shared folders and the printer from the XP machine.

Noting that allowing Guest access was actively discouraged and concerned about jeapordising security, I disabled it again. However, I've still got access from my other machine. Hurray!

Thanks for your input, though.


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#6
December 11, 2010 at 07:43:12
OK. Thanks for letting us know the outcome.

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