Win2000 PC can't connect to Win98 shared Printer

Posted on 2004-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I have a Win98 PC that has a shared folder and Printer setup.  A win2k pc can see and have access to the shared folder. When I go to define a network printer on the win2k PC, I can drill down the win98 PC and find the shared printer. But when I select it and try to connect to it, I get "Could not connect to the printer. YOu either entered a printer name that was incorrect...

Any idea's? I did load the netbui service on each PC.  Wasn't sure if it was needed.
Question by:Thirt

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Network Printer Error Message "Unable to Connect";en-us;225837&Product=win2000

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my dear friend

go to the network properties and see whether u have set the file sharing and print sharing box checked.

if it is not checked then it is not possible to share the printer.

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mikeleebrla earned 125 total points
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this is probably because you dont have the 2000 drivers installed on the 98 machine....

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Bingo! that was it.  Thanks all!!

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