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Windows 98 computer gets "No permission to access resource" when trying to access Windows XP Home computer's shared printer

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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?
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by:Marakush
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Try creating a username on both machines... you don't need to give it a password or anything... Then log into the Win98 machine with the username then try map the printer...

Marakush
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by:ngravatt
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check the permisisions on your shared printer.  Right-click on the printer (while on the windows XP machine that it is connected to) and look at the permissions and security tabs.  Add a user called 'everybody' and give them full permissions.  This should allow the other computers to print.
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by:umbreho
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Search and delete *.pwl files on the Win 98 machine.  Reboot, when you are prompted for user name, make it and the password the same as the Win XP the printer is shared from.
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by:mgump9
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ngravatt:

I don't get any Permission or Security tab when I select the Properties for the LaserJet 1200.  All I get are:

- General
- Sharing
- Ports
- Advanced
- Device Settings

Am I looking in the right place?
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by:orion411
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Are you using Windows XP Home edition? If so I believe that turns off the Security tab.
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by:mgump9
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Marakush:

I did create a user on the Windows XP machine that is the same name on the Windows 98 logon screen.  I have gone back and forth between using Windows Logon and Client for Microsoft Network for the Windows 98 machine.  I am not clear on which one of those two options I should use or if it even matters.
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by:mgump9
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orion411:

Yes, it is Windows XP Home.  Is there a way to turn on the Security tab?
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Buy Windows XP Professional.
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by:canner
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HI verify that you can resources on the xp machine from windows 98

use the dos box

enter
net use K: \\XPHOME_machine_name\share

where xphome_machine_name is the name of you computer
and share the name of the share on the xphome machine

you should not be prompted for a password or username.

then try
net use lpt1 \\XPHOME_machine_name\printer_share

where printer_share is the name of the printer on the xphome machine

this should work you can print to lpt1 now

net use view

should give you the shares
 


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by:canner
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sorry it was
net view

in the dos box to view shares
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by:ngravatt
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look at the sharing tab, there should be a permissions button on that tab.
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by:shad0_cheng
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Make sure the built in Firewall is off~ on your XP Home machine

Disable the XP firewall..
  From Control Panel, open Network Connections.
  Right-click Local Area Network from Control Panel's Network Connections and choose Properties
  Click the Advanced tab and deselect (remove the checkbox from) "Protect my computer..."
  Click OK and close out of Network Connections & Control Panel

Also, do the following
1. I went to Control-Panel-> Folder Options(?) -> View (?) and deactivated "use simple file sharing""
2. Under TCP-IP options->advanced->WINS I turned on "NETBIOS over TCP-IP".

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by:Fairco
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Try enabling the Guest account in Control Panel. Theoritically enabling this account is only required to enable console logon for the guest user, but not required for accessing network resources anonymously. In practice I found that sometimes enabling this account is required for anonymous access.
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