# Re: [Thinkpad] Can anybody help me share a printer from XP? (with simple file sharing off)

From: Alex Austin <circuitsoft.alex_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 14:08:22 EST

Yes. Everyone is a group containing all users on the computer. Guest
contains all unauthenticated users.

Oh, and I think you need to make sure Guest has "Browse" privileges.

On 11/4/07, Scott Matthews <scott@turnstyle.com> wrote:
>
> > Use Guest instead of Everyone
>
> Isn't 'guest' contained within 'everyone'?
>
> To be sure I follow, are you suggesting that I remove 'everyone' and add
> 'guest'?
>
>
>
>
> > On 11/4/07, Scott Matthews <scott@turnstyle.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Sorry, I wan't clear, I...
> > > 1) turned off "simple file sharing"
> > > 2) right-clicked the printer, selected "sharing" and then selected
> "share
> > > this printer"
> > > 3) on the security tab, "everyone" has "print" (by default)
> > >
> > > On another PC, when I open the Add Printer wizzard, I see the computer
> > > that
> > > has the USB printer, but I don't see the printer. If I enter
> > > \\computername\printershare I get an access denied error.
> > >
> > > On the same other PC, if I enter \\computername\printershare in
> Explorer,
> > > I'm prompted for a username/password -- if I enter "guest"/[blank] I
> do
> > > then
> > > seem to get the printer.
> > >
> > > But that doesn't seem right -- shouldn't I see the printer in the Add
> > > Printer wizzard (and/or be prompted for a username/password there)?
> And
> > > when
> > > I reboot, the printer is gone.
> > >
> > > Thanks so much!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > It is do-able. But the sharing must be there. You cannot have it
> both
> > > ways,
> > > > unless the printer is connected via a print server, or is a
> "Network"
> > > > printer.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Nov 4, 2007 7:21 AM, Scott Matthews <scott@turnstyle.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi all, this isn't a Thninkpad-specific question, but it's driving
> me
> > > > > nuts -- hopefully somebody will be kind enough to set me on the
> right
> > > > > path...
> > > > >
> > > > > I have an XP Pro laptop with an attached USB printer, and I'd like
> to
> > > be
> > > > > able to print to that printer from other PCs on the LAN.
> > > > >
> > > > > If I leave "simple file sharing" on and share the printer, other
> > > computers
> > > > > on the LAN can "see" the shared printer (via the Add Printer
> wizzard),
> > > so
> > > > > that works.
> > > > >
> > > > > However, if I turn off simple file sharing (which I want to so so
> that
> > > I
> > > > > can
> > > > > set up file shares for different people) other computers on the
> LAN
> > > can
> > > no
> > > > > longer see the shared printer.
> > > > >
> > > > > If I open the Add Printer wizzard one of the other computers and
> enter
> > > > > \\computername\printershare I get an access denied error.
> > > > >
> > > > > However, if I open an Explorer window on one of the other
> computers
> > > and
> > > > > enter \\computername\printershare -- the shared printer then seems
> to
> > > show
> > > > > up.
> > > > >
> > > > > What's the right/simple way to share a printer from an XP PC with
> > > simple
> > > > > file sharing off?
> > > > >
> > > > > THANKS!!! -Scott
> > > > >
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>
>

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- Alex Austin
Circuitsoft Computer Services
(651) 238-9273
www.circuitsoftcs.com
"...and then I visited Wikipedia ...and the next 8 hours are a blur."
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Received on Sun Nov 4 14:08:34 2007

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