Using network printer requires login for admin, not for guest.
Posted on 2007-08-08
I want to be able to print as easily as a guest, without having to login.
I have 2 notebooks running XP Pro SP2, wirelessly networked to an XP Pro SP2 desktop host computer. Non-admin accounts on each notebook have no trouble sharing host printers, but the admin accounts on each notebook receive "access denied" unless I first click on the host in 'View Workgroup Computers' & login with host admin account name & password.
Simple file sharing is not enabled, printer sharing permissions have admins at full access, Everyone and Guest at Print only. My account user names and profile names on all 3 computers are identical, but each password is different. I have tried changing a user name on one notebook but it didn't help.
This behavior is new & I don't know what I did/changed that caused it.