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Network printer problem

Unable to share the printer indtalled on xp machine, When access the printer ,receive an IPC$ dialog box.

XP machine is in domain & win98 machine is in workgroup. Previously, it was able to share the same printer but now from any 98 machine unable to share the same printer.

Pls advice me what to do ?

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Makarand Patwardhan

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1. How are these two computers networked? Through a router, or by a crossover cable?

2. Is the network workgroup the same on both computers?

3. Have you tried turning off any firewalls or rerunning their workgroup setup?

4. Remember, to share the printer the host computer must be on. Is it?

5. Did you right click on that printer and choose share this on the network? Also: the lack of a login prompt is probably the problem. To see,
> click Start and see if there's an entry saying "Log off <username>" or
> just "Log Off". The first one is OK, and the second one indicates a
> problem. If there's no user name, click "Log Off" and log back in
> with a user name. If that makes Samba access work, here's a likely
> permanent solution: run the registry editor, open this registry key:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\
> Network\Real Mode Net
> and delete the value named "AutoLogon". This web site explains how to
> do it:
> --

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