troubleshooting Question

Windows 7 Professional & sharing printers

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i recently installed 4 identical computers that are running Windows 7 Professional (64 bit).  The computers are in the same workgroup.  All but one of the computers can access the shared printer via a standard user account.  

When I try to get to the 'shared' printer over the network, I'm asked for username and password.  The user accounts (standard and admin) are indentical on all four systems.  However, I get a 'credential failure' message.  Have also checked to make sure that password sharing is NOT selected on the host computer.  Not of the other computers ask for a password when I linked to the shared printer.  If I use an admin account on the suspect computer, I'm able to connect to the printer and use it without any problem.

I had a similar issue with Win XP Pro but resolved it once I realized password sharing was enabled on the host computer.

What am I missing here?

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