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Windows 7: Need Help Using Mac Shared Printer on W7 PC

16 Dec 2009   #1
EdS

Windows7 Pro
 
 
Need Help Using Mac Shared Printer on W7 PC

I have a Home network that was configured as follows:

Computers:
XP-Pro PC - connected via USB to a - Shared Photo Printer
Mac Leopard - connected via USB to a -Shared All-in-One Printer
XP-Pro Laptop

I also have an ethernet networked Laser Printer and an ethernet networked NAS.

With this setup I could print on all three printers from all three computers. I stored all documents, photos, music, etc on the NAS and it could be accessed very quickly from all three computers.

I replaced the XP-Pro PC with a new Win 7 PC. Now I cannot see the Shared All-in-One that is connected to the Mac via USB. I cannot get into the Mac from the Win 7 machine without an ID and Password which I never set and do not have. I can still print on the Mac-attached printer and get into the Mac from the XP-Pro laptop.

Can anyone help me to be able to access the Mac and to use the Mac-attached shared printer from the Win 7 machine?

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16 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

for the printer install Bonjour.
as for file sharing, i don't really know. is "network discovery" disabled?
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16 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi EdS,

I'm curious; but does basic file sharing from the Windows 7 box to the mac work (if you are using this)?

Also on the Mac check 'sharing' in 'system preferences' and make sure you have printer sharing ticked.

I have a gut feeling that the Mac is not going to like IPv6, I know I had a problem setting up sharing from my win7box to my mac. I'll check it over and let you know what I find.
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16 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ah.. I found the problem that I had, see if it helps you too.

It wasn't IPv6, it was Minimum session security for NTLM SSP. Here is another post about it for Vista (I did exaclty the same thing for Windows 7 but I can't find the link) with props to dnegrich for the following work. Windows 7 and Mac OS X Sharing

The below is directly from dnegrich's post, not my work.
Windows 7 will not work with Mac OS X Windows file sharing support by default. If you attempt to access a folder shared from Mac OS X, Vista will display a logon error repeatedly.
The problem is that Vista, by default, will only use NTLMv2 for authentication, which is not supported by Mac OS X's Windows Sharing service.
The other problem is the Minimum Session Security for NTVLM SSP based Clients.
To get around this:
1. In Vista, open the Control Panel
2. Switch to "Classic" view
3. Double-click Administration Tools
4. Double-click Local Security Policy
5. Or Secpol.msc
6. Expand "Local Policies" and select "Security Options"
7. Alternate : Type secpol.msc to get editor up then
8. Locate "Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level" in the list and double-click it.
9. Change the setting from "Send NTMLv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session if negotiated"
10. Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP Based (including secure RPC) Clients
11. Change the setting from "require 128 bit" to unchecked (No Minimum)
12. Click OK

the real difference between vista and windows 7 procedure is 10 and 11
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16 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EdS View Post
I cannot get into the Mac from the Win 7 machine without an ID and Password which I never set and do not have. I can still print on the Mac-attached printer and get into the Mac from the XP-Pro laptop.

Can anyone help me to be able to access the Mac and to use the Mac-attached shared printer from the Win 7 machine?
My Username in my Mac is Mike and the Mac's fixed IP address in my network is 192.168.3.22

When prompted for a Username & Password to access it from my Vista PC and the first time from Windows 7 (which seems to have remembered the login), I have to enter:

Username: 192.168.3.22\Mike

Password: {my Mac's password}

My XP PC has never required this form of login to access the Mac.
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17 Dec 2009   #6
EdS

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
for the printer install Bonjour.
as for file sharing, i don't really know. is "network discovery" disabled?
Thank you. I can now see and use the Mac-attached printer.

This did not fix the file sharing issues.
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17 Dec 2009   #7
EdS

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hi EdS,

I'm curious; but does basic file sharing from the Windows 7 box to the mac work (if you are using this)? That is what I am trying to do.

Also on the Mac check 'sharing' in 'system preferences' and make sure you have printer sharing ticked. I have done this.

I have a gut feeling that the Mac is not going to like IPv6, I know I had a problem setting up sharing from my win7box to my mac. I'll check it over and let you know what I find.
I have no clue about this!!
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17 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Before I get ahead myself.
1. Your print sharing is now working right?
2. Your file sharing won't work and you don't know the password on the Mac?

If I understand correctly, it's strange that the print sharing works and the file sharing doesn't. Perhaps they are different levels of security.

I guess your Mac is not asking for a password when you boot it up. If the password is already blank then set one up in System preferences/accounts (you can still make it boot up without asking you for the password).

You could also try a blank password. As mgmcc said above, the correct format is:
username
ipaddress\user name e.g. 192.168.1.5\EdS
or
mac computer name\user name e.g. MacLeopard\Eds
Password
(leave blank)

Other than that, follow the steps that I posted earlier to ensue that the correct security protocols for file sharing (that win 7 expects) are installed. Windows 7 and Mac OS X Sharing. If the link is all gibberish to you, please let me know and I'll elaborate with screen prints.
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17 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
If I understand correctly, it's strange that the print sharing works and the file sharing doesn't. Perhaps they are different levels of security.
That is correct. When you enable an account for sharing on the Mac, it will ask for that account's password.
The worst that can happen if somebody accesses your printer is that they print suspicious files.

Which is really a lot of fun. One time I wardriving through the neighbourhood and every unsecure network that had Bonjour set up that I came across ended up printing something across the lines of "Your network has been compromised. all ur base belongs to me."
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18 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
If I understand correctly, it's strange that the print sharing works and the file sharing doesn't. Perhaps they are different levels of security.
That is correct. When you enable an account for sharing on the Mac, it will ask for that account's password.
The worst that can happen if somebody accesses your printer is that they print suspicious files.

Which is really a lot of fun. One time I wardriving through the neighbourhood and every unsecure network that had Bonjour set up that I came across ended up printing something across the lines of "Your network has been compromised. all ur base belongs to me."
Haha Brilliant!
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