Samba Printer on XP Home, password
Posted on 2004-09-27
I've recently bought a new laptop, which legitimately has a copy of XP Home licensed and installed. There are advantages and disadvantages of home, but at this point upgrading to pro is out of the question.
I have a server machine at home, running linux, with samba sharing out many files and a printer to my windows machines. This all works flawlessly from my old machines, running 98SE and 2000 Pro. My new machine with xp home cannot access the printer. I can install it, I can try to print to it, but it never works.
It never asks for a password, at any point, when I connect to this printer. This printer, as everything on my network, is password protected. How can I make xp home use a username&password to connect to a printer?