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Printing from XP to printer on W2K system

Posted on 2004-04-15
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I cannot print to an HP printer on a W2k system from a XP based system without logging in to the W2k system. On the W2K system I have unchecked the box which says users must enter a user name & passwored to access this computer. How can I use the printer without having to log in?
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Question by:paulcronin
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by:sirbounty
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Let Everyone's permissions apply to anonymous users as well:
   Click Start->Run->SECPOL.MSC /S <ENTER>
     Navigate to Local Policies/Security Options.
     Double click "Network Access:Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users"
     Click Enabled and click OK

Do you have the guest account opened up?
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by:joeroket
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It would appear to me that you have a problem in the OS of the win2k box that is not setting up and running the network services without someone logged in.

You may want to try and do a repair of the OS by botting up off the CD and choosing to do a fast reapir. Usually this doesnt help much but I have seen it work before.
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hehewithbrackets earned 50 total points
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Are you in a workgroup or domain environment?  It sounds like a workgroup.  On the W2K box which is acting as your print server, create an account with the same name and password as the account you are trying to print from on the XP box.

i.e. if you are using an account on your XP box with username john password john.  Create the same on your W2K box.  Note that I've had some issues when there are spaces in the XP account name.
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