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a b D Laptop
February 28, 2005 9:47:54 AM

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

I have a printer hanging off my WinXP Pro box.
The printer is shared.

I have another WinXP Pro box which can share the printer w/o problems.
I have three Win98SE laptops. Two can share the printer w/o problems.
The third (and most important) Win98SE laptop **cannot** get to the printer
*nor* any of the other shares I have on the "main" WinXP Pro box. For the
life of me, I cannot figure out what's going on. The three Win98SE laptops
are all set up the same.

When I got to my Network Neighborhood, I can see the "main" WinXP box, but I
cannot see a list of shares w/o getting a password prompt. I get the same
situation when I try to manually mount (via net use) the network printer.
(Same when I try to access any other share on the "main" XP box.)

No other machine has this problem! I am so confused.
Just so you know, I have "simple file sharing" turned off.
I need it turned off because I have some unique sharing issues regarding
Linux connectivity.
Also, the username/password on the Win98SE laptops is the same as the one on
the "main" WinXP Pro box. I had at one time thought that having user
names/passwords on the Win98SE laptops which were different from the WinXP
Pro box would cause problems. So ... I made it so they all match.

If anyone has any idea, that'd be great! Thanks.
- Liam
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 28, 2005 12:49:05 PM

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

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

"Liam Fry" <wtf@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:u8zUd.17803$534.687@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>I have a printer hanging off my WinXP Pro box.
> The printer is shared.
>
> I have another WinXP Pro box which can share the printer w/o problems.
> I have three Win98SE laptops. Two can share the printer w/o problems.
> The third (and most important) Win98SE laptop **cannot** get to the
> printer
> *nor* any of the other shares I have on the "main" WinXP Pro box. For the
> life of me, I cannot figure out what's going on. The three Win98SE
> laptops
> are all set up the same.
>
> When I got to my Network Neighborhood, I can see the "main" WinXP box, but
> I
> cannot see a list of shares w/o getting a password prompt. I get the same
> situation when I try to manually mount (via net use) the network printer.
> (Same when I try to access any other share on the "main" XP box.)
>
> No other machine has this problem! I am so confused.
> Just so you know, I have "simple file sharing" turned off.
> I need it turned off because I have some unique sharing issues regarding
> Linux connectivity.
> Also, the username/password on the Win98SE laptops is the same as the one
> on
> the "main" WinXP Pro box. I had at one time thought that having user
> names/passwords on the Win98SE laptops which were different from the WinXP
> Pro box would cause problems. So ... I made it so they all match.
>
> If anyone has any idea, that'd be great! Thanks.
> - Liam
>
>
>
!