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unable to share XP Pro SP2 printer with Win98SE

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Anonymous
September 5, 2004 3:28:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

A Wndows XP Pro SP2 computer and a Windows 98SE computer are both
logged onto the same private network in the same workgroup. Both
computers can see the same resources on other computers on the
network. An NT 4.0 SP6 server can see the XP resources. However, none
of the 98 machines can see the shared resources on the XP. The XP's
computername is in their NN, but when you doubleclick, you get
"computername is not accessible. The device is not on the network"
messages.

On the XP machine:
1) the computername is less than 12 chars and has no special chars in
it. The computername IS logged on because other resources on the
network are available.
2) the resource is shared with a sharename less than 12 chars and with
no special chars in it.
3) the Network Setup Wizard has been run on both the XP and the 98
machines.
4) each machine can ping the other using the computername. All the
hardware is working correctly.
5) Network components: Client for Microsoft Networks, TCP/IP, and F &
P sharing have been installed for the network connection.
6) Netbios over TCP/IP is selected.
7) the XP Firewall has F & P sharing selected as an exception. Also,
ports 137, 138, 139, and 445 are checked as opened.

On the 98 machine:
1) the 98 machine has been working correctly on the network for
several years.
2) It can see all resources on the network except the XP machine's
shared printer and folders.
3) It has Client for MS Networks, TCP/IP, and F & P sharing.
4) Netbios over TCP/IP is checked on

File & printer sharing should be relatively simple. There must be some
setting I have forgotten. What am I missing? What else is there to
check?
Thanks,
=Bob=
Anonymous
September 6, 2004 12:57:53 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Try posting this question to
microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web

Tom
MSMVP-DTS


"Bob Forward" <bforward@texarkanacollege.edu> wrote in message
news:5c69341b.0409051028.766b7973@posting.google.com...
:A Wndows XP Pro SP2 computer and a Windows 98SE computer are both
: logged onto the same private network in the same workgroup. Both
: computers can see the same resources on other computers on the
: network. An NT 4.0 SP6 server can see the XP resources. However, none
: of the 98 machines can see the shared resources on the XP. The XP's
: computername is in their NN, but when you doubleclick, you get
: "computername is not accessible. The device is not on the network"
: messages.
:
: On the XP machine:
: 1) the computername is less than 12 chars and has no special chars in
: it. The computername IS logged on because other resources on the
: network are available.
: 2) the resource is shared with a sharename less than 12 chars and with
: no special chars in it.
: 3) the Network Setup Wizard has been run on both the XP and the 98
: machines.
: 4) each machine can ping the other using the computername. All the
: hardware is working correctly.
: 5) Network components: Client for Microsoft Networks, TCP/IP, and F &
: P sharing have been installed for the network connection.
: 6) Netbios over TCP/IP is selected.
: 7) the XP Firewall has F & P sharing selected as an exception. Also,
: ports 137, 138, 139, and 445 are checked as opened.
:
: On the 98 machine:
: 1) the 98 machine has been working correctly on the network for
: several years.
: 2) It can see all resources on the network except the XP machine's
: shared printer and folders.
: 3) It has Client for MS Networks, TCP/IP, and F & P sharing.
: 4) Netbios over TCP/IP is checked on
:
: File & printer sharing should be relatively simple. There must be some
: setting I have forgotten. What am I missing? What else is there to
: check?
: Thanks,
: =Bob=
!