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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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Re: network printer problem

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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How To Enable File And Printer Sharing In XP, Vista, and 7

Verify File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is Installed by following these instructions for your particular OS:

Windows XP

1. Log in as the administrator or as an account that has administrator capabilities.
2. Open the Control Panel and click Network And Internet Connections.
3. Below "Pick A Control Panel" Icon, click "Network Setup Wizard."
4. On the Welcome screen that displays, click Next and then click Next again. The wizard displays the Select A Connection Method dialog box.
5. If your host computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway like a router, access point, or base station, select the second option and click Next.
6. The following prompt is for your computer’s description and name. Accept the default answers and click Next. Do the same for the Workgroup Name prompt.
7. On the File And Printer Sharing screen, select the Turn On File And Printer Sharing radio button and click Next.
8. When the process is complete, the You’re Almost Done dialog box displays.
9. Select Just Finish The Wizard; I Don’t Need To Run The Wizard On Other Computers and click Next.

Windows Vista

1. Click Start, right-click Network, and then click Properties.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, under Sharing and Discovery, click the down arrow next to File sharing.
3. Within the File sharing settings, click Turn on file sharing, and then click Apply.
4. Next, click the down arrow next to Printer sharing.
5. Within the Printer sharing settings, click Turn on printer sharing, and then click Apply.

Windows 7

1. Click Start, open up Control Panel, then click on Network and Internet, then click on Network and Sharing Center.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, click on Change advanced sharing settings.
3. In the Advanced Sharing Settings window, you will need to change the settings for the Home or Work, and Public profiles.
4. Turn on File and Printer Sharing for both Home or Work, and Public profiles.
5. Click Save Changes and close this window.

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No net connectivity

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible on the network map, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

To set up Network Sharing between XP and Windows Vista, please note that File and Printer Sharing is different in Windows Vista than from the setup in Windows XP.

On a computer running Windows XP, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network Connections.
Click Local Area Network Connection, click Properties, and then view the list of items used by the network connection.
Ensure that the Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder check box is selected.

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Network sharing issue

check the all of the computer you have, make sure they are all in the same workgroup. and have same users rights from the share folder, both on the HHD and the printers.

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go to control panel>>add and remove prgrams>>click on add/reomve windows components on the left panel.
make sure you have the system CD.
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Password on shared documents on a workgroup

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To password protect a folder built into Windows XP (for other Windows flavors, there are some freeware/shareware programs out there).
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Right-click the folder that you want to make private and choose "Properties" (or Alt+Double-click). Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the "Make this folder private" box.
Click Apply . If you do not have a password on your account, a box will pop up asking if you want to assign a password. This must be done if you want to make the folder private, so click Yes . You will need to use your password to log on to your computer from then on.
Type in a password then confirm it. Click the "Create Password" button then close the Password window.
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File sharing

it is possible

If you have multiple computers in your home and they are connected through a home network, you can share files among your computers. That means you no longer have to copy files to a floppy disk or USB flash drive to transfer them to another computer. Once you configure your computer to share files, you (or another user with the appropriate permissions) can, by using Windows Explorer, open them from other computers connected to the network, just like you’d open files that are stored on a single computer. You can also choose to have folders visible—but not modifiable—from other computers on the network.
To share files on your computer with other computers on a network, you need to:
Share a folder on your computer. This will make all of the files in the folder available to all the computers on your network (you can’t share individual files).
Set up user accounts on your computer for everyone who needs to connect to your shared folder. If any of the accounts are Limited User accounts (unless an account is a Computer Administrator account, it is a Limited User account), follow the steps in Set permissions for files and folders to enable them to open your files.

To access shared files that are on another computer on your network, you need to:
• Connect to the shared folder from other computers on the network. This procedure is described in Map a network drive.

Note: By default, file permissions only allow your user account and administrators on your local computer to open your files, regardless of whether a person is sitting at your keyboard or at another computer. It may help to keep these three things in mind when setting up file sharing:
• Files have user permission settings.
• Every computer has its own user database.
• Some accounts are administrator accounts and some aren’t.

Configure your computer to share files To share a folder on your computer so that files stored in the folder can be accessed from other computers on your home network
Log on to your computer as an administrator. For more information, see Access the administrator account from the Welcome screen.
Click Start, and then click My Documents.
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Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click Sharing and Security.
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If you see a message that reads, As a security measure, Windows has disabled remote access to this computer, click the Network Setup Wizard link. Then follow the instructions in How to set up your computer for home networking. On the File and printer sharing page of the Network Setup Wizard, be sure to select Turn on file and printer sharing. If you do not see this message, skip this step and go to step 5.
68599-click-network-setup-wizard.gif Note: If you do not see the Network Setup Wizard link or the Share this folder on the network check box, your computer probably has Simple File Sharing disabled. This is a common change made to computers used for business. In fact, it happens automatically when a computer joins an Active Directory domain. You should follow these instructions to share a folder instead.
In the Properties dialog box, select the Share this folder on the network check box.
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If you want to be able to edit your files from any computer on your network (instead of just being able to open them without saving any changes), select the Allow network users to change my files check box.
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Click OK.
68599-click-ok.gif Windows Explorer will show a hand holding the folder icon, indicating that the folder is now shared.
To connect to the shared folder from another computer, follow the steps described in How to map a network drive.
Note: By default, only you and other people with an administrator account on the computer sharing the folder will be able to open your files. To limit access of specific users with an administrator account on the computer sharing the folder, read How to set permissions for files and folders.

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File sharing between windows 2000 and XP

1) I believe that Windows XP is not setup for that by default,
you may need to install the old BETBUI service.

2) Also, if the 2000 machine has a login password installed,
it will NOT allow any other machine to browse it, without
logging in.

3) Password-less file sharing over NETBUI was available
on the consumer side of windows:

Windows 3.11 for Work groups
Windows 95, 98 and Millenium.

The professional versions of windows, built on NT
technology require a login:

Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP,
and now Vista.

4) The best work around is to login to the 2000 machine when
it prompts you for a password, using your regular USER ID

If the 2000 machine is not setup with a secure login,
just create a new account, ranking power user or higher.

5) Note that you only need to login over the network ONCE,
because windows XP can REMEMBER your password,
and login automatically the next time.

6) Make sure that the firewall (or A firewall) is not
blocking access to either machine, just disable the
firewalls for testing.

Similarly, if your LAN is behind a residential router, using
the router as a smart hub or switch, make sure that
the routers MAC address access blocking is disabled,
until you get everything setup and tested.

7) Finally if a PC is not visible in a work group, this does not
mean that it is not accessible. This is a Windows quirk.

You can try to access another computer by using the
default/administrative shares. These shares cannot be
disabled in XP, at least they will not stay disabled, as
they will restart during every reboot, whether you like it
or not.

This means that you can ALWAYS access all the drives
on another machine, whether you share them or not, unless
you take extreme measures in the local policies.

To access drive "E:" on a computer called "Henry" on a
machine in the same work-group,

open up windows explorer, and tyr the following into the
address line:


This should access drive E:, after some delay, and possibly
a login prompt, even though drive is is NOT marked as

Down you just love windows ?!
Security by obscurity ?!
Microsoft is getting very good at hanging massive steel doors
on paper walls.

Hope this solves your problem, or gets around it.
Please rate my answers,


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In Windows XP Professional the maximum is 10, but you can set this to a lower value. You can use the Shared Folders snap-in to determine the maximum number of users that are permitted to access a folder. In the Shared Folders details pane, click the shared folder for which you want to determine the maximum number of concurrent users who can access the folder. On the Action menu, click Properties, displaying the Properties dialog box for the shared folder. The General tab shows you the user limit. Remember Win SP the maximus is 10. You can also use the Shared Folders snap-in to determine if the max numberof users that are permitted to access a folder has be reached.

Determine the number of connections to the share and the max connections allowed. If the max number of connections has already been made, the user cannot connect to the shared resource.

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Internet sharing problem in Xp network

Not clear exactly what you want to do.
Do you want to share files on your network or just access the internet from all the PC's on your network. Do you have a router?


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