Solved

Printing from XP to printer on W2K system

Posted on 2004-04-15
3
273 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
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?
0
Comment
Question by:paulcronin
3 Comments
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
Comment Utility
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?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:joeroket
Comment Utility
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.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
hehewithbrackets earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
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.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

If your business is like most, chances are you still need to maintain a fax infrastructure for your staff. It’s hard to believe that a communication technology that was thriving in the mid-80s could still be an essential part of your team’s modern I…
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now