will come up but it usually shows a folder icon instead of printer. You can print on the local PC but it won't serve it properly across the network. When I powered down and booted XP on the PC with the printer, it took me about 2 minutes to change network settings and get the connection on the client. It messes you up because you can see and copy and delete files over the network so it's like, "what's goin' on here?" type of deal.
Right now I have the client running Windows 7 and the PC with the printer is dual boot Vista/XP. I have the computer name, workgroup name, and printer share name all the same on both OS on the printer server. So it should connect without me intervening no matter which OS I boot on the server since I always boot it first(I have a KVMA switch so stuff goes better if you power up the side that really sees the monitor and keyboard first.)
I think I have everything going now that I have Vista/XP on the server. What complicated stuff was I plugged into a flaky USB when I changed connections. I was getting intermittent boot failures. I didn't realize the USB was hanging my boot like every other boot.