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Anonymous
September 16, 2004 6:41:02 AM

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I have two PCs, both running XP (sp2). I have setup one PC
(main) to share it's internet connection which I can use
from the other PC (laptop) via 802.11b network. I've run
the home network setup wizard on both PCs (many times!). I
can see the main computer in 'my network places' on the
laptop, but when I try to open it I'm told I don't have
access rights. I've set the printer as shared on the main
pc. When I try and add a network printer on the laptop,
the relevant printer is not listed. I have the guest
account set up on both PCs. I've (temporarily) set my
entire C drive on the main computer as shared. TCP/IP
connectivity works fine. I'ver turned off windows firewall
on both PCs (temporarily).

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Anonymous
September 16, 2004 2:02:16 PM

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See Bruce Sanderson's article at:
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
--
Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"mark blackman" <mark.blackman1@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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>I have two PCs, both running XP (sp2). I have setup one PC
> (main) to share it's internet connection which I can use
> from the other PC (laptop) via 802.11b network. I've run
> the home network setup wizard on both PCs (many times!). I
> can see the main computer in 'my network places' on the
> laptop, but when I try to open it I'm told I don't have
> access rights. I've set the printer as shared on the main
> pc. When I try and add a network printer on the laptop,
> the relevant printer is not listed. I have the guest
> account set up on both PCs. I've (temporarily) set my
> entire C drive on the main computer as shared. TCP/IP
> connectivity works fine. I'ver turned off windows firewall
> on both PCs (temporarily).
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Anonymous
September 17, 2004 6:23:21 AM

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

Further info - I've reran the home network setup wizard,
giving the network a new name - same problem though.
Anonymous
September 17, 2004 3:16:03 PM

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Have you looked through Ron Pacciano's article at
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
--
Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"mark blackman" <mark.blackman1@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> Further info - I've reran the home network setup wizard,
> giving the network a new name - same problem though.
>
September 17, 2004 3:46:00 PM

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

We have a domain with SBS 2003 and 5 XP Pro workstations.
All the users have local printers that are shared. All
users could print to any other printer through the
shares.

After installing XP SP2, users can only print to their
local printer. Error message says they don't have access
rights to other computers. None of the access rights have
changed since before SP2. (Everyone - print access, etc.)
I'm assuming SP2 added more security somewhere. What do we
need to change to get printer shares working again?

>-----Original Message-----
>I have two PCs, both running XP (sp2). I have setup one
PC
>(main) to share it's internet connection which I can use
>from the other PC (laptop) via 802.11b network. I've run
>the home network setup wizard on both PCs (many times!).
I
>can see the main computer in 'my network places' on the
>laptop, but when I try to open it I'm told I don't have
>access rights. I've set the printer as shared on the main
>pc. When I try and add a network printer on the laptop,
>the relevant printer is not listed. I have the guest
>account set up on both PCs. I've (temporarily) set my
>entire C drive on the main computer as shared. TCP/IP
>connectivity works fine. I'ver turned off windows
firewall
>on both PCs (temporarily).
>.
>
September 17, 2004 5:32:35 PM

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

This article is over a year old and doesn't seem to have
any relevance to this problem. It certainly has nothing to
say about SP2, since it was written before SP2 came out.

>-----Original Message-----
>Have you looked through Ron Pacciano's article at
>http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
>--
>Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
>www.coribright.com
>
>"mark blackman" <mark.blackman1@btinternet.com> wrote in
message
>news:1ff801c49c97$f9a54850$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> Further info - I've reran the home network setup wizard,
>> giving the network a new name - same problem though.
>>
>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 19, 2004 2:12:55 PM

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Is Print and File Sharing granted an Exception in the XP SP2 Firewall?
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Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Keith" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> This article is over a year old and doesn't seem to have
> any relevance to this problem. It certainly has nothing to
> say about SP2, since it was written before SP2 came out.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Have you looked through Ron Pacciano's article at
>>http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
>>--
>>Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
>>www.coribright.com
>>
>>"mark blackman" <mark.blackman1@btinternet.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:1ff801c49c97$f9a54850$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Further info - I've reran the home network setup wizard,
>>> giving the network a new name - same problem though.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
>
Anonymous
September 20, 2004 4:44:37 AM

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I've turned off the XP firewall on both PCs as I already
have one I'm comfortable with. I've spent the weekend
trying to sort this out, but to no avail. The nearest I
got was when using mmc, under local profile I tried to add
the relevant computer as able to access shared printers
and files. But everytime I did it I ended up with an error
message saying the local profile had not been changed.

This is becoming soo frustrating, why on earth do
Microsoft make something so simple and elementary as
sharing a printer on a home network so difficult? I've
seen this done on an Apple Mac system - it took about 5
seconds!



>-----Original Message-----
>Is Print and File Sharing granted an Exception in the XP
SP2 Firewall?
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