Network printing problem
I have a netowork at home with all PC's running win2k.
One of the PC's has a printer connected and whenever I try to add the printer to my PC as a network printer, it just gives me an access denied message.
Now, I had a look on the other PC, it's shared, the permissions seem to be there (there's a setting for a "everyone" with full access)
I tried adding my PC to the users with access, I can find my PC in the workgroup, but there's no users or groups there to choose from.If I just hit OK, it gives me the message "unable to lookup user names for display"
Hmmm, i'm quite stuck here, can anyone please help?
Win2K's "Everyone" doesn't really mean that. Frustrating, isn't it?
Make sure that the list of users is the same on all four PCs. Same usernames and passwords. Also make sure that all four PCs are in the same workgroup.
Cool, thanks will try tomorrow after sleep.
Might be a bit of a pain redoing all of the usernames and passwords, but we'll se how it goes.
Also, they are allready on the same Workgroup.
sweet it works
Using the 'Everyone method' not only do the permissions for the printer need to be set for everyone but also the share. (the printer itself and the share are considered two different objects that need to be set)
1. Right click my computer and select Manage
2. Expand System Tools
3. Expand Shared Folders
4. Under shares look for a print$ share and double click it.
5. Under the share permissions tab make sure that when everyone is highlighted it at least allows change access.
I usually allow full access for share permissions and then further restrict the folder or print object permissions to my liking. This will at least make the share visable even though access may still be denied based on direct folder/object permissions.