Im having some problems with Internet Printing via XP Pro.
Ive read up on how to get this working and all seems to work fine until i get to the point where i install the printer on a client PC over the internet and it gives me an 'access is denied' error message.
Heres what ive done:
installed a fresh copy of XP Pro.
given the PC a fixed IP on the internet, this is pingable from a direct broadband connection.
installed IIS via add/remove programs.
installed a printer.
give anon access via IIS to the web site folder, printers and the actual printer folder (TallyT21)
So after the above, i can see the printers if i browse the IP (please feel free to try! The PC isnt connected to our network, its on its own direct broadband connection) http://126.96.36.199/printers
but when i try to 'connect' to install it, theres different things happen:
it may give you an 'acess is denied' error message within the IE window after install.
it appears to go through the install ok, but when you open your printers and open the installed printer Q it says its 'retrying to connect' in the top blue band of the window.
or it may ask you for a login box before you install it, if you choose anon it wont let you install but if you enter the admin login details of the PC it'll install fine and let you print to it.
So it seems a permissions issue and ive altered all the permissions i know of, IIS on the printer itself locally but i just cant seem to get anon access to this printer which is what im trying to do via the internet.
Has anyone got any suggestions? im going mad!