not allowed to use shared printer from windows xp home
Posted on 2006-11-13
I have a printer connected to a machine running Windows 2000 pro. This printer is shared.
I can use the printer without troubles from 2 Windows XP pro machines.
I also have a machine running Windows XP home, this machine is not allowed to print. This seems to be a security thing (when trying to access the properties of the printer from the XP Home machine I get a message something like "insufficient rights, you will see the security tab only".
When I access a file share on the Windows 2000 machine, providing username and password the problem is gone and the XP Home machine can print normally.
On the 2000 machine there are no restrictions on the printer, Everyone is allowed to do everything (print, manage printers and manage documents).
I'd really like to be able to print from the XP Home machine without providing a username/password.
There are no firewalls on both machines.