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Windows 7: Sharing XP print server with Windows 7 network

23 May 2009   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by texascarb View Post
I'm very frustrated, but am slightly closer to solving this problem. After trying for several hours to see the XP machine on the network, I realized that I might need to upgrade that machine to SP3. Then, I realized that it also needed the Link Layer Protocol Responder added to the system, and a hotfix was required to make this work with SP3. Finally, managed to get all of that sorted out, and here is my current dilemma:

When I go to the network sharing center to view Network Computers and Devices, I can only see the two Windows 7 machines. However, if I click on "See Full Map," I've confirmed that the Windows 7 machines can actually see my XP system on the network. Woo hoo!

But I still cannot add the XP machine's shared printer. Sigh.... Does anyone have any ideas?

Aaron
I did not do any Link Layered stuff nor did I have to upgrade all XP machines to SP3, most are still at SP2.


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21 Aug 2009   #12
PokyMovr

Windows XP, Windows 7
 
 

As obvious and these sound, you would be surprised at how many veteran PC guru's forget these.

Did you turn OFF the firewall on the XP box?
Also, did you add the printer and file sharing protocol to the NIC?
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21 Aug 2009   #13
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

EDIT: I didn't realize how old this thread was until now. Anyhow, maybe this info will help someone else in the future.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PokyMovr View Post
you would be surprised at how many veteran PC guru's forget ...

turn OFF the firewall on the XP box
disabling the XP firewall is not really necessary (and I wouldn't even recommend it) so long as file and print sharing ports are allowed.

When you go to Network and double-click on the computer with the shared printer, there should be a button like this (see attachment)

Sometimes you have to log in to the computer remotely before you can access the shared printer (at least that is how I have configured my network. In the XP computer, Local Security Policy, I have disabled Anonymous access (also Guest access) as well as "Simple File Sharing").


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11 Apr 2010   #14
Nomad8459

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

HI, I kind of have a similar issue and question in that I have my PSC 2355 HP printer/scanner/copier connected via USB cable to my desktop which is running windows 7 64 bit, i would like to be able to share this printer with my Compaq Presario laptop which is running windows XP home edition, I don't want to upgrade the laptop to 7 really as the system is very stable and reliable and thus far my new desktop with 7 isnt..

I can stream music from the laptop media player to my desktop and that seems to work, i can also see the laptop for file sharing in the network map on the desktop in 7 but it says that it cant access it, ideally I would like to file share from the desktop to the laptop also but the XP laptop doesn't seem able to see the main desktop PC, I tried the configure home network option in XP and it says i should create a network settings disk which i did by saving to a USB stick but i don't know what to do from there???

Any help appreciated, thanks....
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12 Apr 2010   #15
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by texascarb View Post
When I go to the network sharing center to view Network Computers and Devices, I can only see the two Windows 7 machines. However, if I click on "See Full Map," I've confirmed that the Windows 7 machines can actually see my XP system on the network. Woo hoo!

But I still cannot add the XP machine's shared printer. Sigh.... Does anyone have any ideas?

Aaron
The trick here is NOT to bring XP up to Win7... you need to go the other way and set Win7 up to understand XP style sharing... i.e. Workgroups.


Ok... you're using a "Home Network"... ya?

If so then you need to switch to a "Work Network" then in advanced sharing...

Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn off media sharing
Turn off password protected sharing
Turn on User names and Passwords to access other computers.

In your network adaptor properties
Uncheck Internet protocal TCPIP V6
Uncheck both Link Layer topology drivers

Reboot...

Can you see the XP machines now?
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