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Sharing a printer between a Vista Home Premium and XP Media Center Computer

I've been unsuccessful in trying to share an HP 5440 printer between a Vista (SP1) Home Premium computer and XP Media Center computer.

The printer is hooked up to the XP computer via USB and both computers are "wired" to the D-Link Gaming Router and computers are separated in the house (upstairs/downstairs).

Can someone please assist. Thanks..

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  • cavman6 Apr 15, 2008

    01 - Cannot access yet as the File Sharing option is turned off after the last attempt.

    02/03 - Windows Firewall (installed on computer) on Vista and

    Symantec on the XP.

    04 - Both have internet access.

    05 - Printer currently works with the XP computer

    06 - Both computers have the same workgroup name.

    07-09 - I'll have to check after these adjustments

    10/11 - I'm confused on. Are you saying for me to create the

    exact user name/password on the XP system that is on the

    Vista system (I mainly use the Vista system).



    Is it possible to enable this to where I just boot up (not log onto) the XP system and be able to print something from the Vista system?

  • cavman6 Apr 16, 2008

    Yes, I was able (with your info) to get the Vista box to print through my XP box. Wooo Hooo!!



    Thanks for the Help!

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Hi cavman6

(01) Is the Vista computer able to access ANY shared resources at all on the XP machine?

(02) Are you running any firewall software (other than the firewall built into the operating system) on either computer?

(03) If you are, please, let us know which firewall software it is and, for now, please, disable it.

(04) Do both these computers have Internet access? (I'm assuming they do but I do need to ask.)

(05) Is the printer currently ONLINE and working properly w/ the XP machine?

IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE, DO THE FOLLOWING:

(06) Assign *both* computers to the same network WORKGROUP.

(07) Ensure that file and print sharing are enabled on the XP machine. If you'd like, do so on the Vista system, too.
(A) How to on Windows XP
(B) How to on Windows Vista

(08) "Share" the printer on the XP machine (in printer properties).

(09) Can each computer now see itself AND the other computer on the network?

(10) Have you added your user name and password that you're using on the Vista system to the users list on the XP system?

(11) If you haven't done so already, please, do this. The user name should have a password associated w/ it. So, if you aren't using a password on your Vista system profile, assign one then add that user's credentials to the users list on the XP system.

Please, post back here w/ what you've tried and the results, your observations and any other comments or questions.

Thank you
BJ @:)


Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 15, 2008

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    Once you assign ratings to the experts' contributions, the problem will be automatically closed and we'll no longer be able to assist you. So, please, wait until your problem has been resolved - *then* rate the contributors and choose a "Best Solution" . As long as the problem remains open, we can continue to work w/ you on it.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 15, 2008

    Response to 10/11:

    Yes. That is correct. Windows Media Center edition of XP is essentially Windows XP Pro w/ some entertainment bells and whistles thrown in. Security is more exacting on the Pro than on the Home editions. Between Home editions you can get away w/ no password. No w/ Pro-level editions of Microsoft operating systems (including Vista Premium and Ultimate).



    You must be an authorized user of shared resources on the XP machine in order to access them from your Vista machine. (and vice versa)



    You *must* add the *exact* user (w/ the exact same password) that you use on your Vista system to the users list on the XP machine.



    ---



    If you're using Symantec (NIS) Norton Internet Security), you'll need to add your LAN or its subnet as a trusted network. e.g. (192.168.1.1-192.168.1.255 or 255.255.255.0). You may also need to add your Vista computer as a "Trusted" computer. It depends upon the current configuration and which particular Symantec Firewall software you are using.



    If you need assistance w/ this, please, let me know what version of Symantec firewall you have running on the XP machine.



    For now, *disable* the Symantec firewall on the XP system and Windows firewall on the Vista system. Until this is all sorted out, we want to keep all the variables to a minimum as much as possible.



    Please, post back w/ your results, questions, etc. By the way, I just happened to find your comments when reviewing "solutions" I had posted today. I did not get a notification of your added comments as I should have. So, if you don't hear back from me, that is why. In that event, click on my ASK ME button to notify me you've added comments, etc. I'll find out what's going on w/ the FixYa notification system.



    Thank you

    BJ

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 15, 2008

    Please, see THESE directions for up file sharing on 'XP.



    HERE is another link that may be helpful to you as well.




  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Ahhh, since you've assigned a rating and a "Best Solution", I'll make the bold assumption that everything's cookin' now, yes? :)



    Excellent! If you have any more questions at all on this or any other topic, please, come back to FixYa. We're here to help.



    Thank you, too for the FixYa rating! :)



    Thank you for using FixYa. Happy computing!

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Fabulous! I know tha Wooo! Hooo! feeling. Great ain't it? Feels like you've taken down Goliath.



    Congrats! and Enjoy!



    BJ @:)

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I found it somewhat difficult to completely Unshare files and folders on my HomeGroup Network and still allow Printer sharing in Windows 7 (Home Premium).

Initial UnSharing still allowed files like those below to be viewed on other home network computers:

C:/Users/

{user x} (folder)

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Other computers on the home network could step through many levels of hiarchy in the AppData folder and appeared to have "Delete" access!!

To completely decouple the computers, I had to go through the following several different Sharing/Unsharing assignment locations, till I could completely break the linkage.

I would appreciate any clarifications or simplifications.

File UnShare Confusion on HomeGroup Network

There are several different Network Sharing/Protection assignment locations in Windows 7.

To prevent all sharing between computers on the Homegroup Network, but allow Printer Sharing:

1) Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center->Choose Homegroup and sharing options.

Uncheck sharing boxes that you don't want to share. Save changes.

2) Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center->Choose Homegroup and sharing options->Change advanced sharing settings.

Click "Turn off Public folder sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access these folders)".

3) Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center->Choose Homegroup and sharing options->Change advanced sharing settings.

Choose Media streaming options.

Click "Block All" button. Turn off. Click OK.

Anomaly Note: You have to close Control Panel and repeat all step 3 again for the change to take effect.

4) Open Windows Explorer.

a) Select "C:/", select "Users" folder with single click, then click "Share with" in toolbar.

b) Select Advanced sharing.

Under Sharing tab, select Advanced Sharing. Uncheck box labeled "Share this folder". Apply and close.

5) Open Windows Explorer.

Select "C:/Users/", select all folders and files under "Users", then click "Share with" in toolbar, then click "Nobody".

6) Verify success by going to other home network computer(s) and trying to access your files and folders. You should only be able to see there is a computer and not be able to see any folders of files.

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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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With three different versions of Windows being used now, you’ll probably find yourself trying to share files or printers between them. Today we take a look at how to share files and printers between Vista and Windows 7 machines.
In this example we are on a basic home network using Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit version) and Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 (32-bit version).
Set Windows 7 Share Settings
On the Windows 7 machine we need to set up a few things in Advanced Sharing Settings. First type network and sharing center into the search box in the Start Menu and hit Enter.
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Then click on Change advanced sharing settings…
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Now in Advanced Sharing Settings, make sure to turn on network discovery, file and printer sharing, and public folder sharing. Make sure these are enabled in both the Home or work and Public profiles.
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Depending on your setup, you might want to turn off password protected sharing. Other wise you’ll need to enter the password for each machine in, which isn’t that big of a deal. Turning it off while you’re setting it up makes things a bit easier though by saving a step.
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Set Vista Share Settings
On the Vista machine we need to double check and make sure it’s sharing settings are ready to go. Right-click on Network and choose Properties.
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The Network and Sharing Center opens up. Under Sharing and Discovery we need to turn on File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing, and Network Discovery.
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Also on the Vista machine you might want to turn off password protected sharing … but it’s completely up to you.
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Share Files Windows 7 View
Now that we have the correct Settings On each machine, it’s time to put it to the test. Open up Network on the Windows 7 machine, and you should see all of the machines on the network. The Vista machine in this example is VISTAGEEK-PC.
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There was no need to enter a password to access the Vista machine because password protection is turned off. But now you can go through and see the User Shared folders. In this example both public and Users directories are shared.
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Share Files Vista View
Now on the Vista computer, double click on Network and you should see the Windows 7 machine (where in this instance it’s MYSTICGEEK-PC).
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I enabled password protection on the Windows 7 machine so we can take a look at the login screen that will be displayed before connecting.
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Then you’ll see the folders and devices that are shared. Here you can see the HP printer connected to the Windows 7 machine is available.
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And you can continue browsing through all available shared folders and files.
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Printer Sharing
As we showed above, you can see the printer connected to Windows 7. Let’s make sure we can connect to it and print a test document. In Vista click on the Start menu and type printers into the search box and hit Enter.
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Right-click on the shared printer and select Properties.
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Under the General tab click on the Print Test Page button.
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The following message is displayed while the test page prints out on the printer connected to your Windows 7 machine.
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Another test you might want to perform is opening a test document and making sure you can print that to the Windows 7 printer.
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Provided everything prints out successfully you might want to make it the default printer.
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Troubleshooting
If your machines aren’t able to see each other or the printer isn’t working…here are a few steps you might want to use to determine where the problem is.
Double check to make sure Network Discovery and File and Print Sharing is enabled on both machines as shown above.
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In this example both machines are connected to a Belkin home wireless router and IP addresses are dynamically assigned. If you are using Static addresses make sure you can ping the IP address of each computer. If not, double check the assigned IP Address and cabling of each computer…
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If the printer isn’t working, double check to make sure you have the latest drivers for each OS installed.
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