Home network printing problem from Windows 8 - revisited

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gadisam, May 17, 2014.

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    gadisam

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    In continuation to my previous thread on this subject, I now have another network printer problem in the same system. I chose to open it in a separate thread because the previous one became too long.
    I have 3 PCs on my home network

    1. Windows XP (SP3) desktop with HP6500 E709a USB printer.
    2. Windows 7 (Ultimate SP1 64 bit) desktop with HP 1018 USB printer.
    3. Windows 8 (64 bit) laptop.

    All computers can see each other and share folders on the home network.

    Computers 1 & 2 can freely print on their own printers, as well as on each other's printer. Computer 3 (Win8) can print on the HP6500 (which is connected to the XP computer), but CANNOT PRINT ON THE 1018 PRINTER CONNECTED TO THE WIN7 computer.

    I know that on the Win8 laptop I have to define a local port for the network printer, but when I try to do it I get "Access denied" error message. Win7 denies access from Win8. This is strange, because Win7 does allow access to XP. On the WIN7 computer, under printer properties/security, print permission is granted to "Everyone".

    So what could be the reason for the "Access denied" error? I guess it has to do with security / users / permissions, but I cannot find a solution.
     
    gadisam, May 17, 2014
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    bassfisher6522

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    Just curious: Is there a need for 3 printers? I have a home network set up that consists of 3 towers and 4 laptop/note/netbooks that use 3 different OS's (XP, 7, 8.1.1) and only use one printer.
     
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    First of all, I have only 2 printers, not 3.
    Second, yes, it's important for me, but if no solution will be found I will manage with just 2 :)
     
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