Windows 98 computer gets "No permission to access resource" when trying to access Windows XP Home computer's shared printer
Posted on 2004-08-03
I have a home lan with two Windows XP Home machines and several Windows 98 machines. I would like to print to an HP LaserJet 1200 printer connected to one of the Windows XP machines. I have made this printer shared and the other Windows XP machine can print to it fine.
When I try to add the printer on a Windows 98 machine, I get a message "not permission to access resource".
I have Zone Alarm Pro and Norton System Works running on the Windows XP machine but I have looked at every setting on those programs that I can think of and don't see anything that looks like it should be blocking things. I have even added the IP addresses to Zone Alarm's Trusted Zone entries for two of the Windows 98 machines I am trying to get to use the printer.
I am pretty sure I had one of these Windows 98 machines printing to this LaserJet one time but I think that was before I re-loaded Windows XP on the machine in question and added Zone Alarm.
Any suggestions on why I am not able to get to the printer from these Window 98 machines?