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Windows 7: Windows 7 sharing printer to XP secure?

27 Oct 2009   #1
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 sharing printer to XP secure?

Hello all,

Soon I will install Windows 7, I like to share my printer.
The printer should be used by a Windows XP computer.
I read some treads in this forum about how to share the printer, but I was wondering if sharing everything without a password is a good practice?

Thanks upfront for reading my question,

Kind regards,

zx81


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28 Oct 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Nope. Enable password protected sharing. Enable file and print sharing. Ensure there are passwords on each machine for the accounts that will be in use. Make sure each computer has a different network name in system properties. Install the XP driver in control panel, devices and printers by right clicking the printer. I can't direct further because my printer is not installed right now and I don't have options available to look at.
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28 Oct 2009   #3
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Nope. Enable password protected sharing. Enable file and print sharing. Ensure there are passwords on each machine for the accounts that will be in use. Make sure each computer has a different network name in system properties. Install the XP driver in control panel, devices and printers by right clicking the printer. I can't direct further because my printer is not installed right now and I don't have options available to look at.
Thank you torrentg!

Soon I will try your suggestion(s).

Have a nice day!

zx81
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02 Nov 2009   #4
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

torrentg,

1. How to enable password protected sharing on Windows 7?
2. How to enable file and print sharing?
3. I don't know how to put passwords and accounts on both machines?
4. I guess you mean installing XP printer drivers on the Windows 7 machine?

Is it a good idea to make a tutorial about sharing Windows 7 printer with XP?

zx81
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02 Nov 2009   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

open "Network and Sharing Centre" and click "change advanced sharing settings" you'll see options for enabling passwords etc in there. These passwords are the same as your account passwords (i'm thinking tho that you don't have passwords set on your accounts tho)
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02 Nov 2009   #6
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

tw33k,

Thank you for your quick response!

Do you mean that I have to setup user accounts in Windows XP, and also have to create the same user accounts and passwords in Windows 7, that will be used when printing from XP to the shared printer on Windows 7 machine?

zx81
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02 Nov 2009   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
tw33k,

Thank you for your quick response!

Do you mean that I have to setup user accounts in Windows XP, and also have to create the same user accounts and passwords in Windows 7, that will be used when printing from XP to the shared printer on Windows 7 machine?

zx81
If you want to password protect your LAN connection then the user accounts on both the XP box and the win 7 box must be password protected. The passwords do not have to be the same
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02 Nov 2009   #8
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you all for helping me,

I succeeded in sharing my printer on Windows 7 secure.
Created a print user account on Windows 7, and gave permissions to print and manage print jobs.
Named workgroup same on XP and Windows 7 machine.
Logged into the Windows 7 network from XP by connecting to the Windows 7 computername, and supplied the account name and password for the Windows 7 print user.
Installed a .inf printerdriver, needed to edit the .inf file to reflect correct printer name, the name had to be changed exactly to the shared printername.

zx81
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02 Nov 2009   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

well done
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