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Windows HOST accessing shared printer on LINUX machine

Question: Windows HOST accessing shared printer on LINUX machine

Hi there
For those running VM's and have difficulty getting printers to work properly on the HOST WINDOWS machine, you can often get the device to work by connecting it up to a LINUX VM and sharing it with WINDOWS via samba.

Have a look at Post 3 in this thread where I just couldn't get an HP Deskjet 3520 to print in any shape or form after the latest W10 CU (1703) update with the cumulative extra updates applied - even though Windows saw the device and said Printed OK -- print just disappeared !!!

In the post I've also given the entries you need to make in the SAMBA configuration (SMB.CONF) file.

HP Deskjet 3520 doesn't print on W10 CU update Solved - Windows 10 Forums

On the Linux system the trick is to ensure the CUPS printer (Linux printing system) is enabled as RAW so the Windows system will do all the rendering -- for example if you need to print an EXCEL spreadsheet and ensure also on the Linux system that the printer is marked as SHARED -- there's usually a hardware configuration section where you can set this -- depends on the distro what it actually looks like.

In my case.



Cheers
jimbo

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Hello, very limited computer experience here. I have 2 questions regarding my home network. I have a desk top PC as the host and I have networked my Laptop to it (both Windows XP). Everything works great and I can access the internet from my laptop. Here are my questions:

1. When I access "My Network Places" on the Host PC, I can see the Laptop. But, when I access "My Network Places" from the Laptop I can't see the host PC. I get a message saying that Windows can not locate the network path and that I may not have access. It tells me to contact my network admin, which I'm guessing is me. Help!

2. I can't add the shared printer to my Laptop. The printer is connected to the host desktop and I named my printer "Printer" I have set the printer up as shared on the host PC and run the network wizard on both computers. When I get to the step where the wizard is supposed to search for available printers it does not find the printer. Help!

Thanks, Trevor
 

Answer:Networking - Accessing Host PC and Shared Printer

Make sure that you have the firewall on both machines shut off. Windows XP SP 2 has a built in firewall.
 

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Dear friends,
please bear with my ignorance. I have to run a Windows 7 virtual machine under KVM on a Linux Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit host to run MS Office 2013.

I have printers defined on the Linux host and would like to have the Win7 guest to "see" them.

I have therefore setup a samba server on my Linux host for sharing both the printers and a directory. While the latter works great, I am not able to "see" the printers from within the Win7 guest.

Would any of you be so knowledgeable (and patient and kind :-)) to see if you can sort out which mistake I might be doing ?

Here follow info from a thread I posted on a Linux forum. Thank you so much in advance:






Quote:
Dear friends,
I am trying to "see" the printers I have defined on an Ubuntu Linux IBM client from within a Windows 7 guest OS running under KVM virtualization via Samba protocol.
The setup of the samba server seems quite aok to me and from within the Win7 command line if I issue a net view command I see the following (slightly trimmed redundant entries: C:\Users\IBM_ADMIN>net view \\192.168.122.1
Shared resources at \\192.168.122.1
Samba Server Version 3.6.6
Share name Type Used as Comment
------------------------------------------------------------
Downloads Disk
itroml39 Print itroml39
itroml39.... Read more

Answer:Please help with using Samba shared from a Linux host

Not completely sure on this as your set up is a bit different than normal.

For Samba share access Windows 7 requires some adjustments to the lanman server settings and the encryption might also be a problem.

The following link shows how to make these adjustments via the Local Security Policy.

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Hi ..I am facing a issue in accessing my folder in server. I just splitted my access database into front end and back end , placed in a local folder which is shared in network . I opened the files in network from my colleague machine and everything was working fine yesterday .. but right now i am getting error like
"the network path is not found " 0X80070035 which tells that check whether the source machines is able to accept file sharing ..I googled and tried 2 solutions Like turning off windows firewall and enabling NetBIOS Over TCP/IP..

Both the machine are Windows 7 Pro

anyhelp is appreciated.

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I attempting to network a XP pro box to a Linux (Ubuntu) box and image the entire Linux hard drive. Using a ethernet crossover cable, I was able to get the 2 machines to ping back and forth (after some trial and error). I also got the Linux box to see the XP C:\ drive and to access files on the XP box. But?I am still fighting to get the XP box to see anything on the Linux box. Because of the nature of what I am attempting to do (I will be using DD or FTK to image the Linux (Mint) box), I do not want to download any kind of file sharing software on the Linux box. I know I should be able to do this, but I?ve been fighting with this piece of it for the better part of yesterday through today and I am finally to the point of asking for advise. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks!

Answer:XP Accessing Linux Machine

can you use smb to view the files?

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Hi,

I have a linux virtual machine that I forgot which machine it being hosted on. Is it possible to find that some if I ssh into the virtual machine?
 

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Hello,

I am sharing a canon mf4350d printer installed on a vista home premium edition computer. I am trying to access it on an imac using osx 10.6.8. Below are the steps I have taken so far:

1. On vista machine in the control panel I have checked off the "share this printer" box in the printers properties.

2. In the registry of the Vista machine I have changed the value of lmcompatibilitylevel from 3 to 1 and then rebooted.

3. On the Imac in system preferences I opened "Print and Fax" and clicked "+" to add a printer.

4. I clicked on the "IP" button and set the "Protocol" to "Line Printer Daemon - LPD"; in the "Address" field I entered the IP address of the vista machine; In the "Print Using" I set to "Generic PCL Laser Printer".

When I try and print it can't connect to the printer and it does not print. Any help in solving this would be appreciated

Thanks!
 

Answer:accessing vista shared printer from mac

On the Vista did you turn on printer sharing? Did you configure any non-Windows firewall for the desired access?

Vista refuses to file share unless at least one user account is password protected. Don't know if that is needed for printer sharing.
 

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Here is my revised blog post on how to use Qemu to install OpenBSD 5.1 onto a Linux host. Many thanks to Edward for his helpful suggestions.

How to create an OpenBSD 5.1 virtual machine on a Linux host using Qemu.
 

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I am having difficulties accessing the network share to my Windows 2000 printer [printer attatched via USB to Win2000 computer, shared among all computers]. Both computers are behind a router, and are on the same workgroup. My Vista machine did not have any problems accessing this printer or authenticating to Windows 2000, but Windows 7 seems to. The problem is when I go to connect to the PC, I am prompted for a username and password, but upon entering a valid one, it does not connect and comes back as invalid.

I attempted to navigate to the share manually through the "add pritner" device, but this did not work either. [Giving //computername/printer]

Using Windows7 RC1, build 7100 and Windows 2000 SP4. No difficulty sharing or authenticating on the LAN with any other OS

Any assistance would be great =), thank you.

Answer:Difficulty accessing a network shared printer [Win2000]

Are you using HomeGroup or A business network group for your setup with the win7 computer. Win7 homegroup only plays well with other win7 computers

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Hey folks...here's one for ya! ....

I have a win2k pro machine with a local printer attached to it. I have that printer shared over the network. I also have a laptop running winXP pro on the same network. What I'm trying to do is this: I want to share the printer that's physically attached to the win2k machine, with the winXP machine. Here's the problem though. I can't see the shared printer on the XP machine. I can see the 2k machine on the network, but when I open it up, there's no printer. Does anyone know why it is that I'm able to see the win2k machine on the network, but not the shared printer itself? Thanks for any help guys.
 

Answer:Can't see shared printer on Win XP machine

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Hi! Tried doing a lot of searching on here and google, but didn't find a resolution.
I have a Machine with Windows 7 Alienware x86 hosting a shared network printer.
I am able to find and print on a machine with Win7 Home Premium x64 with no problem. Both machines belong to the x64 Homegroup.
I have a netbook with Win7 Starter and find the printer on the network and even try adding it with \\hostname\printername. I find it no problem and drivers install on the netbook, but when I try to print it does nothing. Works great on the other two machines. Any help would be appriciated. I also joined the homegroup to see if that helped, but it didn't.

Answer:Shared printer works from 1 machine, but not another

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Instead of typing \\hostname\printername try \\hostnameIPAddress\printername or just \\hostnameIPAddress then press enter.
The IP Address can be obtained by running an ipconfig /all command from the computer that's sharing the printer.

An update will be nice.

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Let me explain what I have!

I have an XP PC (can't remember off hand the exact version, will add when I can go back to other side of house and check it). This machine is hardwired to a Westell Router the ISP gave us. Connected to this PC is a printer that I have shared. I have 2 Vista laptops, a Windows 7 laptop and another XP laptop (media center edition) that are connected to the router via wifi. I have another printer connected to the XP media laptop that is shared and I can print to it from the 4 laptops.

Neither of the windows vista laptops, w7 laptop nor media center laptop can connect to the xp PC. I've tried pinging IP or pc name but neither gets a reply. They are all connected to the same workgroup, have run the sharing wizard on the xp machines but now I am stumped!

In order to install the shared printer on the vista machine I had to install the printer as a local printer but then select another port and type in \\computername\printershare to install it. Any other way just wouldn't work. I was able to print to this shared printer on this pc in the past but then jobs started getting stuck in the queue. We just got a new color laser jet this week so had to try it again!

I am hoping someone can help me resolve this once and for all!

Answer:Connecting to shared printer on XP machine

If you had to do that virtual port trick to install the printer then it sounds like you have Vista Pre SP1. Have you tried installing SP1 on the machine? That issue, at least for wired networks, was fixed in Service Pack 1.

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Hi all
Anybody managed to solve the shared printer problem when a USB printer is attached to W8.

I can't find any place to enable sharing the printer and set its shared name. The printer installs and works just fine on the W8 system but W7 / XP machines can't access it.

I got round the problem by attaching the printer to a Virtual W2K3 server running on vmware on W8 -- then sharing works fine to other W7 / XP machines.

Still no way to share with W8 .

I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to share a printer on W8 with other computers --- anybody got this working.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Shared printers - Printer connected to W8 machine

Hi Jimbo, I haven't actually tried this but if you open up Control Panel, go to Hardware and Sound, Devices and Printers, Right click on your Printer and select create shortcut.

This should make a shortcut on your Desktop, when you right click on the shortcut you get the share options

I hope this helps

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I've just got new machine which is installed Microsoft Windows Vista. In my department, we have RedHat Linux Advance Server 2.1 as a File Server, Printer Server and much more.

The problem is: When I print a document from this new Vista machine I can just print only once. If I'd like to print another document, I have to re-boot this Vista machine. There are error messages shown as follow:

"\\10.0.104.20 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The Server service is not started."

How to set the Vista machine to print to the Linux's shared printer without re-booting ?

I'm looking forward to hear from all of you.

Regards,
Narin

ps. for more information about the Linux server I use:
Linux RedHat Advance Server 2.1 (kernal 2.4.9-e.3)
Samba 2.2.1a-a

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Hello, I have a network of four computers connected to a router, one running linux, one running XP and two running 2000 Pro. On one of the 2k boxes is a lexmarkX83 connected, which works perfectly locally. Except for the linux box, the other computers can print IF I first login by typing \\PrintPC and entering admin identification. If I use guest mode, I can access the printer, but when start printing, it sends about 4bytes of data to the computer and stays in the queue (and after that cannot remove the job, have to restart the PrintPC). So I thought of two solutions to this, but I don't know how to apply them:
-Store somehow the admin ID on each computer so when starting up they connect automatically
-Create a password-free guest account on PinterPC, which would allow an automatic connection without password storage

I've tried both but never managed to get it
to work. Either after a reboot it would say on the "client" boxes that they couldn't establish a connection(if at least it would ask for a password), or it wouldn't print with guest account.
If anyone has an idea how to solve this, it would be great help (been on this now for more then 12hours)
Thanks a lot,
tessx
 

Answer:(XP/2k/2k/linux) network with shared printer on 2kPro access problems

Hum Maybe I can simplify the question:
How can I create on my PrinterPC a "workgroup user" ?
When changing settings in the security tab of my printer, i can only choose in the "look in/search in" field my local computer. besides, when I add a "guest" account, it adds PinterPC\guest maybe that's why a remote guest cannot connect ? Would I need some sort of WORKGROUP\guest ?
 

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After reinstalling Vista on the "upstairs" machine and rebuilding our home network (cable through router) the Vista machine can access files on the XP machine . . . but not the reverse. Although I can see the two Vista drives OK I'm prompted for a usernameassword, a curiosity since only one passwordless user exists in our Vista setup. (Entering that username and leaving the password blank still gave a "this drive is not accessible" error.)

I can follow the instructions on this page (File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista) partway through, but when I get to the window shown in Figure 6 the "Share" button is grayed out. I did go into "Advanced Sharing" and put a check in the "Share this folder" check box, but that didn't eliminate the password requirement.

Thanks for any help -

Answer:Accessing Vista Home shared folders from XP Home machine requires password

Hello, try making another Admin account and see if that will work .

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I am still having ONE small issue. I got the additions installed, but it is still not allowing me to set up a shared folder between the virtual machine and the host system. It's saying "Not installed." Here, I'll give you a screenshot of the issue I'm getting.

Answer:Virtual PC 2007 - set up a shared folder between virtual machine and host?

Hi,

Start your virtual machine & install the additions pack under "Action"

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Windows HOST, attach Linux external USB to Linux VM

jimbo45 said:

Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo



Not a direct solution but wouldn't it work if drive was formatted as exFAT instead which can be read or written on Linux (may need to add support).

Perhaps putting a small fat 32 partition on drive so you can... Read more

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

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hda1=1GB [swap]
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Answer:Linux/Windows dualboot machine with Linux first?

The easiest way: Make hda1 bigger and install Windows there.

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Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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HI

I have two networked computers belonging to the same workgroup: one with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit and the other with Windows XP Pro SP3.

On the XP computer, I shared a folder allowing only the access to the Administrators group.

Now, from Windows 7, I can see this shared folder, but when I try to use it, the no authorization message is displayed.

Why the Login window is not displayed?

THANKS

BYE

Answer:Accessing the shared resource on the XP from Windows 7

In the first image, you'll see the permissions of the shared folder on the XP computer:

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5065/vmtxpsp3vmsharepermissi.png

While, in the following images, you'll see what is displayed on the Windows 7 computer when I try to access the shared folder:

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7129/vmtxpsp3vmnetwork.png

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1803/vmtxpsp3vmsharefolder.png

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/932/vmtxpsp3vmnetworkerror.png

Where I'm wrong?

Thanks

Bye

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2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
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2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

Answer:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

Answer:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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Answer:Accessing Windows files fo Linux

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Answer:Accessing Linux Files from windows 7

There's some free software here which allows you access files on an Ext2 or Ext3 partition here:http://www.fs-driver.org/However, it doesn't mention Windows 7, but since it's Vista-compatible it might work on 7 since they are very similar under the hood.There's also a tutorial here on setting up dual-boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7:http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual+...

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Here where I work they have a web server running some old version of Linux (I'm not sure what version at the moment). Anyway, on my pc I am running Windows 2000 and that's where I do my development work. What I need is some kind of shell or whatever that will allow me to access the linux web server from my Windows 2000 pc so that I can easily upload my files to the web server for testing in that environment. Basically I guess I'm looking for a way to access the command line of our linux web server.

I don't know how they currently upload my files from here but it's a pain in the ass for me to do my coding, send the file(s) to someone and have them upload to the web server. When I test, if I find something I need to change I have to go through the whole process again and sometimes they don't get the files uploaded for an hour or so which makes testing really tedious and take way longer than it needs to. It would much simpler if I could do it all on my own and not have to worry about bothering others.
 

Answer:Accessing Linux via Windows question

Just SSH into the Linux machine and copy the code to Windows using copy/paste/. That is how I upload all my web pages to my Linux server from a XP laptop using Dreamweaver. All you have to then is FTP the images in the source to the Linux machine.
 

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Looking at web hosting packages some seem to offer the choice between linux or windows. I'm buying one as a present, which should I go for?

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Linux or UNIX based web hosting is by far the most widespread and commonly available. With most Linux based accounts you get support for CGI/Perl, PHP, MySQL database(s) and sometimes ASP support but this will be Chilisoft ASP.This is important for you to know.The latest version of Chilisoft ASP (version 4) is pretty impressuve since it can cope with Microsoft ASP 3.0, VBScript/JScript 5.5, and XML, but most hosts will be running an older version which means we're talking ASP 2.0 and no real effective VBScript support.Windows hosting is usually far more expensive but offers full ASP 3.0 VBScript and JScript support by default, as well as allowing you to use the more advanced FrontPage integration into your hosted account and the possibility of using Access for small, low traffic sites or upsizing to MS SQL for large web applications.For the vast majority of users Linux hosting is everything and more that they could either want or wish for, but anyone wanting to work extensively (or at all) with ASP and either Access or MS SQL databases should always go for Windows hosting.I'm sorry but there is no way to answer the question without knowing the actual needs and expectations of the person who will be using it.Some hosts allow an upward migration path, where you can upgrade from one account type to another. Some require you to buy a new account and manually move your files and folders to it once it is set up.You've asked a very large question with no available accurate answer.If... Read more

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I'm trying to access a svn repository using ssh. The repository is located on the host some.host.com/svnrepos. I do the following:

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[email protected]'s password:
svn: Connection closed unexpectedly

Does anybode have any clue why the connection is closed unexpectedly??

Answer:Accessing a svn repository through ssh on a windows machine

Firewalls?
Networking between them?
Remote access and file sharing settings.


The more information about the computer, the network security and the operating systems would greatly assist those assiting you.

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Hello,

We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
....its a Netapp storage device.

I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy
Local Pol... Read more

Answer:Problem Accessing Server from Windows 8 Pro machine

Originally Posted by niederhauser


Hello,

We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
....its a Netapp storage device.

I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
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Good Day everyone,
I would just like to ask if any of you every met with strange problems with win XP machine over ethernet networks which are primary running on win 2000 machines

It seems that some of my colleagues were having problems connecting to certain network folders after login into our domain for sometimes.

I noticed that this problem only occurs when the user is logged in for sometime and did not access the folders until hours later. When they attempt to connect to the folders, they are prompt to login with their username and password. However, if they were to restart and login to the domain once again, they would be able to access the folders with no question asked.

This problem seems to be only hitting the XP users as the win 2000 users never had such a problem.

Advices anyone? Thanks a million in advance
 

Answer:Accessing Network folders on a windows XP machine

There's a security setting in the XP local security setting GPO that disconnects users from shares after (the default) 15 minutes...can't remember where though...
Cheers
10forcash
[Edited for brain fade....]
control panel>local security settings>local policies>security options>Microsoft Network server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session
 

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Basically, I've got a Linux partition (ext3) on my server's system disk that I need to read. I've got no way to reinstall Linux on the bare metal to copy the data off. I'm trying to read the partition from Windows, but so far I've had no luck. The FSDRIVER ext2/3 driver doesn't work (I assign the partition a letter, but if I try to access it, I get "this partition is not formatted".), and I can't seem to find anything else comparable! As for virtual machines, that was my next plan, but aparently neither VirtualBox or Hyper-V allow direct access to a single partition on a disk (Hyper-V needs the whole disk to be offline, which isn't going to happen because it's my system drive), so I'm SOL there. I don't own and am not buying VMWare.

What are my options here guys? Anyone have a simmilar experience?
 

Answer:Accessing a Linux (ext3) part from Windows: frustrating!

kinda surprising that the driver didn't work after assigning a letter to the partition...

did you try a live CD? something like ubuntu or sabayon or knoppix? and then just mount the ex 2/3 partition and then copy to a USB stick or even directly to the windows partition?
 

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Hi

I am currently setting up a standard machine that will act as a template for all other new machines that we are soon to deploy.

This new machine is running Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP 1

We have shared folders on a Windows 2000 SP4 machine which is part of our workgroup.

I can see this computer using the My Network Places and browsing the workgroup on my XP Pro machine. I can then click on that machine and see the shared folders, however, the problem is this:

When I try to access these folders (and I do have permission to), the XP Pro machine hangs and ends up needing a restart.

This problem on ly manifests itself with the XP Pro machines, not any of our Win2K, Win95 or Win98 machines.

Any ideas, solutions?
 

Answer:XP Pro crashes when connecting to shared folder on Windows 2K machine

had a browse around Microsoft Upport pages. They were hopeless but had a look at the bug fixes in xp sp2 and there were quite similar fixes to the problem i described.

installed xp sp2 and problem is solved.
 

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Hi, I have a very old IOmega ditto zip drive that Im trying to get to work. I managed to get my hands on the software (ditto98.exe), however the software is incompatible with windows 7. I have installed windows xp mode but that cannot access the parallel port of my host computer so Im stumped on what I can try next. Anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:accessing an IOmega ditto zip drive on a windows 7 machine

With the Iomgea device plugged in an powered up, Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, is there a yellow mark for a Parallel port device? If so, then Right click the ditto98.exe and choose Properties/Compatibility and put a check in Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 98. This may not work, but worth a try.

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Hi All,

Is is possible to access the Internet from inside an XP Mode Virtual Machine, running on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit ?

Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".

Looking at Network Connections inside XP Mode, it says the LAN or High-Speed Internet status is "Connected, Firewalled" (and Device Name "Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic)")

But Internet Explorer inside XP Mode says "the page cannot be displayed. To attempt fixing network connectivity problems, click Tools, and then click Diagnose Connection Problems". I have tried ticking Automatically detect settings under Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings.

Windows 7 ipconfig says IP address 172.26.76.188, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway 172.26.76.1.

Inside XP Mode ipconfig says IP Address 192.168.131.65, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway 192.168.131.254. I can successfully ping both 172.26.76.188 and 172.26.76.1 from inside XP Mode.

I can also successfully access "http://172.26.76.188:8080" from Internet Explorer inside XP Mode (because I am running Apache Tomcat on Windows 7).

Thanks for your time and advise,
Best regards,
James

Answer:Windows XP Mode (Virtual Machine) accessing Internet

  
Quote: Originally Posted by James2000


Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".


Which one of these options do you have selected? The one that you want is Shared Networking (NAT).

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I'm running windows xp and have linux installed on a separate hard drive. The drive doesn't show up in my computer and windows explorer isn't able to let me view the files. The drive shows in disk management, but does not have a letter assigned to it, nor am I able to assign a letter to it. The Linux hard drive has a ext3 partition and a 2gb swap partition on it. I need to access the ext3 partition. Any help is appreciated. Is there anyway to make windows explorer able to view the files on the ext3 partition on the linux drive?

*edit* nevermind, I got it to work using ext2IFS
 

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Heya. I have barely any experience hosting game servers; the last time I did it was many years ago.
I'm wondering whether it's possible to host a game server (e.g. Counter Strike Source, or The Hidden) with a GNU/Linux operating system (probably Ubuntu) and have Windows-based clients connect to the server to play online.
I tried researching the issue but it seems this is not a popular question. Search results seem to indicate that it's perfectly doable, but reliable confirmation would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Host Game Server on GNU/Linux for Windows Clients

As long as the game can support both OSes, it should be fine as the data between computer is the same.
 

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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!

Cheers
jimbo

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I'm encountering an issue when trying to run a 64-bit Debian distribution (using VMWare ACE) on a 32-bit Windows XP SP3 Pro installation.  In short, upon launching the VM I receive an error message stating "Your CPU does not support long mode.  Use a 32bit distribution".  I have verified that the Intel VT settings are enabled in the BIOS (ver. 2.02), and have updated to the most recent chipset driver version; no luck. I was initially encountering the same issue on a T500, but that was subsequently resolved by a BIOS update (to ver. 1.20).  Has anyone else run into this issue with the X200?  Does anyone know if Lenovo is aware of this problem?  I called Lenovo support but was told they could not help me with this problem.  I asked if I could escalate this to an engineer and was also told "no" to that.

Answer:X200: 64-bit Linux guest on 32-bit Windows XP host issues

Im guessing because you would be limited by the host software. Eg Vmware would be a 32bit application because its running on a 32bit operating system (Windows xp 32b). if you were running windows xp 64bit software it may work, but maybe call VMware support as its their software your encountering problems with. 

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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It's a laptop HP dv9428nr, 2.2 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2

2 specific manifestations of what is slow (in Windows) is copying a CD, and the 'Save' function.

I copied a CD to WMPlayer Library and it took 10:15. Same disk in a desktop took 4:50, and that is a 1.6GHz AMD.

When in MS Word, and I click 'Save', I see a slow diminishing square symbol, into the 'save' icon on the lower taskbar.

Also in Word, if I click 'Find', the 'Find' dialogue box VERY slowly appears.

I see similar problems when Linux is booted.

Nothing stands out in Windows Task Manager, or Linux Process Manager.

Help?
 

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Hi,
I recently bought Dell Vostro 1550, it came with linux installed on it.
I want to install windows on it, Please guide me in proceeding further.

Thanks

Answer:Installing Windows on a Linux machine.

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

If you don't want a Dual Boot and there's no GRUB on the HD then you can delete all partitions and create/Format new partitions as you want during Steps 6 + 7 of Clean Install Windows 7. If there's GRUB on HD first run Diskpart Clean Command

In addition read over these steps to assure you get a perfect install, which are the same for retail since you will need a retail copy of Win7 unless Dell sells you one: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Hello,
 
I have a friend who is doing stuff in Adobe AE, Sony Vegas etc. he can do awesome stuff, but he has a terribly slow PC. My PC runs with 4790K and GTX970 and it's basically on all the time. My internet connection is really fast, so I was thinking about running another windows inside of my host windows 10 OS. Just like virtualization in vbox, but with full isolation and native code support so it would use my PC resources to the full extent. I've seen some implementations of it, but they either lack full isolation from the host OS or are not running code natively. Any ideas what's out there that would fit my needs?
 
Thank you!

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dear sirs,
my computer often pop a small windows saying "windows script host access is disabled on this machine. contact your administrator for details"
how can i fix this problem?
 i can't go back to certain time to recover? HP system usually gives options of certain time to recover.  i can not use the beginning of installation since the programs and data will be cleaned.
thank you very much for your help.
effertroms/jakarta/17062016

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Hello,
let me get straight to the point
I tried to fix my usb flash drive as it has something called "SHORTCUT VIRUS". So I googled it and found an application to fix it called USB fixer. I installed it and through that , I vaccinated my all drives but by mistake I selected the option "deactivate windows script host" or host script ?whatever, then I found this didnt work. So i'd leave it. I found a blog about using readyboost to make your pendrive as a RAM. Although I was aware of it I thought i just speeds up your system. I didnt restarted my laptop till now when I tried running readyboost it gave me an error "windows host script access is disabled on this machine.contact you administrator blah blah."I am the administrator!. So I thought devaccinating would do the trick. But its not devaccinating. I tried changing the registry in hkey_current_user and hkey_idont remember. It is enabled as the value in settings is 1 on both the sides, so i restared my laptop and found the error poping up at startup.i dont want to do a system reset

Hoping for quick response,
Thanks in advance
 

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Hi there
after getting / enabling 3D and hardware acceleration to work on Windows Guest from OPENSUSE 13.1 Linux HOST the UNIT mode application menus work just fine

One caveat -- The Metro store app starts automatically -- you have to close that and remove from windows task bar when you leave unity mode.

Screenshot enc with IE11 running in unity mode on Linux KDE desktop with application menus working.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.8, but no result.
 

Answer:where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.
 

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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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I have an older machine sitting in my room and I want to get it running for my lil newphew to play his yahoo games on.

its a p3 500mhz 512mb of pc133 ram

would win 2000, xp or linux ubuntu be better for this machine? i actually heard that windows xp will run a bit faster than windows 2000. again im not looking for features really just more performance for the little guy.

thanks.
 

Answer:WHEN USING AN OLDER MACHINE. is windows 2000 better or xp or linux?

I use WIn2k, mine is a K6-2 500MHZ same amount of ram.
 

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Hello,

Unable to ping from linux machine to windows 7 machine.The internet connection is working fine on windows machine.The outside connections are working from windows machine but unable to connect from ubuntu.Please help

Answer:Unable to ping from linux machine to windows

Moving your thread to the Linux forum for better results.

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I had the uninstallable FileFinder on Windows and finally managed to remove it following the instructions here: https://howtoremove.guide/how-to-uninstall-filefinder/ and using iOrbit uninstaller.

Running SpyHunter detector, I was told of the following threats:
Adware.download keeper
Adware.Surf and keep
Adware.Kozaka
PUP.Hao123 by Baidu
PUP.Ammyy Admin
PUP.Oxy Torrent
PUP.YoutubeAdBlocker
Adware.Vonteera
Adware.Lucky Leap

But when I went to Regedit was only able to find entries of the following, which I deleted:

Adware.Surf and keep
Adware.Kozaka
Adware.Vonteera

Then I came out of "Safe Mode with networking" and rebooted in the standard windows mode, and everything seemed fine. This was last night.

But today, clicking on different things on web pages is again unexpectedly opening new windows.

This is my sysinfo using TSGSysInfo.exe:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2603 0 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16309 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 976411 MB, Free - 662523 MB; F: Total - 953767 MB, Free - 665950 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 082WXT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Malware on a dual Linux/Windows pro machine

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My computer was hacked pretty bad so I nuked the disk and installed linux mint. I'd like to go back to windows 8.1 (7 would be marvelous but hey, can't win 'em all).I understand that the product key for windows is in my BIOS firmware but can't seem to find it, and I need the key to download another windows 8 installation from microsoft. Any tips? Thanks

Answer:Help recover windows 8.1 product key on linux machine

swimdrasyl Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but the utilities that retrieve the Windows product key from the UEFI firmware run ONLY in Windows. Here is an example:  http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkey.html Second, your PC came with an HP OEM version of Windows, and not only does no one make that available for download (including HP), but the version that MS has requires a Retail product key to download (which you do not have), and even if you DID download it, it would not activate using the key in your PC because that key works ONLY with HP OEM versions of Windows. If you will provide the detailed product number of your laptop, I will check to see if HP Recovery Media for Win8.1 is available. You will find that information on a sticker like the one below, usually in the battery compartment:We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks 

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Since ive installed the anniversary update everytime i try to start a VirtualBOX vm or any virtual machine for that matter my host pc gets BSOD ive tried reinstalling the virtualbox but that didnt help This is my dump  ==================================================Dump File         : 081116-7562-01.dmpCrash Time        : 8/11/2016 3:53:48 PMBug Check String  : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTIONBug Check Code    : 0x0000003bParameter 1       : 00000000`c0000096Parameter 2       : ffff9d01`2387d8b3Parameter 3       : ffff9d01`22e27ce0Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000000Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exeCaused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90File Description  : NT Kernel & SystemProduct Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCompany           : Microsoft CorporationFile Version      : 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)Processor         : x64Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90Stack Address 1   : Stack Address 2   : Stack Address 3   : Computer Name     : Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\081116-7562-01.dmpProcessors Count  : 8Major Version     : 15Minor Version     : 14393Dump File Size    : 571,356Dump File Time    : 8/1... Read more

Answer:After installing windows 10 anniversary update BSOD on virtual machine host

Turns out removing Hyper-V as a feature resolves this issue thanks Microsoft

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Hi,

I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?

thanks,

haggai

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I've been planning on installing Linux on my old Gateway laptop for some time now. It's a Gateway NE56R49U, with an I3, 4gb ram and processor integrated graphics. I'd like to install Ubuntu, Kali Linux, OSX, and keep the Windows 10 install that is already on there. What is the best way to go about doing this? Where should I install the boot loader? I would like to use GRUB, but I'm not quite sure which partition to put it in. Do I need a Linux swap partition for both Kali and Ubuntu? How should I go about installing OSX for this multi-boot system?

Here is my current drive layout, with only a partition for Kali.
http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

Thanks for all the help.

Answer:Win10, Hackintosh & Linux boot on windows machine

Be aware that installing any Apple OS on non Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's EULA.

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I've been planning on installing Linux on my old Gateway laptop for some time now. It's a Gateway NE56R49U, with an I3, 4gb ram and processor integrated graphics. I'd like to install Ubuntu, Kali Linux, OSX, and keep the Windows 10 install that is already on there. What is the best way to go about doing this? Where should I install the boot loader? I would like to use GRUB, but I'm not quite sure which partition to put it in. Do I need a Linux swap partition for both Kali and Ubuntu? How should I go about installing OSX for this multi-boot system?

Here is my current drive layout, with only a partition for Kali.
http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

Thanks for all the help.

Answer:Win10, Hackintosh & Linux boot on windows machine

Be aware that installing any Apple OS on non Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's EULA.

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I have some files shared on a Windows computer and I would like to be able to watch the files directly from that computer on my Linux computer which is connected to a TV in another room. I'm able to access the files with the samba client but when I try to open it with kaffeine media player, it seems like it trys to play, but I see no video and hear no sound. I also tried playing the videos in MPlayer, but the program just starts to transfer the file to my computer instead of just playing it right there. I know I could stream my videos from my Windows system using VLC, but that means I'd have to go to my Windows machine and pick out the files to stream. Does anyone know if there are any more efficient ways of doing this? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you!
 

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I am having what seems to be a very common issue - Windows 7 computer unable to access a shared printer connected to an XP Home machine.

I have tried tried several of the "fixes" suggested in this forum but no luck.

Here is the configuration. I have an HP printer connected to an XP Home machine.

The printer is shared and I can access it from another desktop (XP Home) connected to the local network via a cable and a laptop (XP Professional) connected via a wireless connection.

I have another Windows 7 laptop (Lenovo X61 tablet) where I am having trouble. First, I can see the computer and printer in the networking section. When I click on the printer to access it I get an "Windows cannot connect to the printer, Access is denied"

I have gone through the procedure of installing a printer on a local port using the configuration \\hostcomputer\sharedprintername. This allowed me to install the printer and driver. The printer show up on my list of device. I can print to it from applications - it will move through the printer queue but nothing will happen on the printer.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

thanks,
David

Answer:Windows 7 access to a shared printer on XP

Thanks for the reply. I checked all the settings as you suggested. The only one that was not correct was the one to use passwords and user accounts to connect.

When I use the add printer wizard it sees the printer but then gives me the access denied. See snapshot below. Also, I can see all the computer connected the network. When I click on the computer with the shared printer I can see the printer. If I click to connect I get the same error - please see snapshots.

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okay so i have 2 laptops and an XP machina on m desk wich is connected to a printer, I created a homegroup for for the 2 windows 7 laptops but windows XP couldn't join so I left the homegroup account and am now trying to conect to the shared printer of XP, any help on how to do this would be great

Answer:how does windows 7 connect to shared XP printer?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Thijzzzzz


okay so i have 2 laptops and an XP machina on m desk wich is connected to a printer, I created a homegroup for for the 2 windows 7 laptops but windows XP couldn't join so I left the homegroup account and am now trying to conect to the shared printer of XP, any help on how to do this would be great


This tutorial on the subject should be helpful.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP

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Hi all,

I'm running Windows 7 RC (x64) on my ThinkPad T61. On my home network, I have a Laserjet 6P shared from my wife's computer (running XP Pro). Both machines share the same workgroup name, and it's no problem printing from other XP machines.

The problem is trying to connect to the printer via Windows 7. I can see the printer from Windows 7, but when I try to connect to it, Windows tells me no driver is available. I've tried running a manual driver install with LPT1 as a temporary option, but the Laserjet 4/5/6 families aren't in the Win7 driver libraries. HP doesn't have a downloadable Vista driver, since it's bundled with Vista. I've tried using HP's 64-bit Universal PCL5 driver, but I can't get the driver to connect to the printer, though I've supplied the correct UNC pathname to the share.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Right now, this is one of my few frustrations with an operating system that's otherwise running great. Thanks for any info you guys can provide.
 

Answer:Windows 7 RC --cannot connect to XP shared printer

Interesting. I have it working in a similar environment as you, win7 x64 to an xp machine. On the win7 machine, did you browse the network to the xp machine, then right click on the printer and connect?
 

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i have been running windows 7 rc1 for a while now, I have a HP laserjet 1018 installed as a shared printer on a windows xp machine. From windows 7 rc1 I send jobs to this printer no problem. However, on my new retail version of windows 7 professional 32 bit the printer does not respond to print jobs. The document sits in the que for a few seconds then it just disappears.

Answer:installing a shared printer on windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by techieguy


i have been running windows 7 rc1 for a while now, I have a HP laserjet 1018 installed as a shared printer on a windows xp machine. From windows 7 rc1 I send jobs to this printer no problem. However, on my new retail version of windows 7 professional 32 bit the printer does not respond to print jobs. The document sits in the que for a few seconds then it just disappears.


Hello techieguy, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! Nice to meet you.

You could try plugging the printer into the 7 pro 32 machine and allow windows to install the driver. See if you are able to print directly. Then put the printer back on the XP machine and setup the device (the printer) again as a networked printer and check.

Question: Do all computers networked belong to the same "workgroup name" (not homegroup)?

Cheers!

Robert

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I share a Lexmark Platinum Pro 905 printer on my home network.

I upgraded a Dell 8200 WinXPSP3 machine to a new Dell XPS 8700 with 24 GB of ram - Win 8.1 64-bit.

Both computers act as printer host by sharing the USB connected Pro 905 printer.

The old Dell 8200 ran 24/7 since 2001 - and was still functioning when I replaced it with the Dell 8700. The Dell 8700 is running the recommended 64-bit Lexmark driver and software LEXMARK_Pro900_wcr_64_en v3.2.7.3 - 02/08/2013.

All other computers on my network are Win 7 - 64-bit and are set to print to this Lexmark Pro 905 by installing the print driver by accessing the Pro 905 from the list of network printers.

The 8700 prints fine to the directly connected printer and all other networked computers can print, but with significant delay. There were no delays with the 8200 Win XP machine acting as the network print server.

I purchased Microsoft Assure and had MS remote into my machines (Win 7 and Win 8.1), but they have found nothing yet.

I am reaching out to see if a solution to this poor/slow shared network printing for Win 8.1 exists. One would expect 12 year newer hardware and software would be at least on par with the old system and Win XP.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Shared Printer Problem

Hi there,

I have moved this Thread to Networking forums to better assist you.

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You might want to fiddle with the ethernet adapters Speed & Duplex settings from Device Managers from the problem computers. Please see image attached.

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I am running Windows 7 on two systems, a desktop and a laptop. I am trying to share a printer on the desktop.

I had the sharing accomplished by assigning each computer to the same workgroup.

I then took my laptop to my son's house where they have a wireless network. Next I returned to my house and when I tried to print it refused stating that the printer was offline. I did not mess with any printer settings while at my son's house just used the wireless connection to connect to the internet.

I am using ZoneAlarm Firewall Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

I hope that someone can help me.

Troubleshooting:

1. I tried pinging the desktop from the laptop and the laptop from the desktop from the cmd interface. This worked fine.

1.a. The shared files showup as expected.

2. I stopped ZoneAlarm from running and then stopped Windows Firewall from running. Then I tried to print from the laptop again. Still the printer was reported offline.

3. Then I changed the workgroup names on each computer and restarted. Still the printer was reported offline.

4. The ipconfig /all for the desktop is:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GatewayDesktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 and non shared printer.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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Have 3 PCs: One with xp, one with vista and one with 7 Have connected a printer to the Windows 7 computer that is shared.
Network and sharing files works fine otherwise. (xp and vista is 32 bit, and Windows 7 is 64bit)
The problem is that I can't use printer from xp and vista machine.
When I try to connect to the shared printer I get message that the driver can not be used.
why it tries to load the driver from the Windows 7 computer when it has a driver locally that it has used before.?
Previously, this printer was conected to xp machine and shared on home network so the vista machine also was able to print to it.
Why can't they use that driver?
How can I fix this?
Thought I found the solution by selecting "Devices and Printers"
right-click your printer and select printer properties,
select "sharing" and then select "multiple drivers",
checking for x86, and let it search the driver disc that came with the printer (canon iP1800 Inkjet series),
But it could not find the file there. (also downloaded latest 32 bit driver for vista and xp from the canon, but it did not find it there either)

Answer:Shared printer with different windows versions

if you go to here:32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions you might get an answer to your question. Sorry don't know the answer otherwise

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I am trying to added a printer on a windows 7 machine. When i add new printer and select from the list i get this error.
Connect to Printer.
A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

I have tried adjusting the Group policy setting and registry as suggested in this article. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=319939&product=winsvr2003
I can manually add the printers via the ip address of the printer, but cannot from selecting them from the available printer list.
Any suggestion to resolve this issue.
 

 
 

Answer:When trying to add a networked printer i get this error. On windows 7 Profeesional machine.__Connect to Printer.__ A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

Hi,
 
I would like to suggest you configure the following policies in your default domain policy. After configuring the policies you should run the command:
gpupdate /force.
 
 
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\
 
Point and Print Restrictions >>
Disable
Prevent addition of printers
>> Disable
Prevent deletion of printers
>>
Disable
 
 
Local Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers\
 
Allow print spooler to accept client connections
>> Enable
 
If the issue persists, you may also refer to the following link to troubleshoot this issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888046/en-us
 
Does it work?
 
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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Hello, I am having trouble add an osx shared printer to windows 7, could need some help please..

Printer is connected to a Mavericks via USB.
it is sharing some folder and a printer to user "share" with password

on a second mavericks computer, everything is ok

on a windows 7 machine, the folder shared is accessible, but I can't find/add the printer...

I also tried to share the printer to "everyone", didnt work.

now im open to anything??
 

Answer:Windows 7 can't find shared printer from Mavericks

Here's a walkthrough for sharing a printer on a Mac with a WIn7 PC. It was written for Mac OS X 10.6, but the basic process should be the same or close enough to figure out;

1. Make sure both Mac and PC are using a workgroup titled WORKGROUP
2. Enable printer sharing on the Mac
3. Add a shared printer to Win7
4. The Mac must be on and not sleeping for the printer sharing to work
5. If the printer is sleeping, try waking it up
 

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Windows 8 and 10 PCs were able to access printer and drive/files through shared printer and network sharing (map network drive) from Windows 7 PC. Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 and now those other PCs cannot access printer nor the drive/files. I have been googling and searching on answers and nothing seems to help. Can finally map to network drive on windows 8 PC, but then is says access denied.

Answer:Trying to access shared files and printer from Windows 10 PC

Your question isn't clear. Are the shared files/printers located on the recently upgraded PC? And, you're trying to access them from the Windows 8 and Windows 10 PCs?What type of Home Sharing did you setup on the newly upgraded system? Have you verified permissions?

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Hi guys,

I was trying to search the web and this forums for an answer to this question but I couldn't find any sing of solution...

Problem is with this single PC in our LAN that is running windows 7 pro.
Whenever user reboots the computer and tries to print something on our shared printer he will be prompt with the re install driver message.

Other PCs are using shared printer without any issue and there are all kinds of PCs, running XP, Windows 7 x64, Windows 7 x86 etc...

Although after re-installation printing is successful this can be quite frustrating as sometimes happens few times on a daily basis.

Any ideas why this is happening?

btw, there is only one user account on problematic PC and that user account has administrator privileges.

Thanks
Dean

Answer:Windows 7 pro keeps re installing shared printer driver.

Hi Dolke , I am not an expert on this.. but.. could you give specs on the problematic computer.. I am sure it has all its updates.. this issue should not be happening if set up correctly for sharing .. i am stumped ..give us more info on the one computer and the type of network connections you have made for it to share .. lets see if we can get this sorted out..

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Hi Everyone,

I have setup a Kyocera FS-2020D KX printer on a Windows 7 x64 computer. On the Windows 7 computer the printer is connected by LPT port. Within Windows 7 the printer is set to Share so that it is available over the network to other Workgroup Computers.

On an XP computer I have added the printer by using the Add Printer dialogue. During initial setup of the printer XP stated that it would "automatically get a driver from the host computer", however it failed to do this, and as a result presented me with an additional dialogue which I used to browse for an appropriate driver file.

I am unable to print a test page from the XP computer, furthermore there is some strange behaviour when right clicking on the printer and selecting Printing Preferences. I have created a YouTube video explaining the issues at hand (please take a look):

Kyocera Driver Issue

I believe that there is a basic incompatibility between the host (Windows 7 x64) computers drivers and those of the guest (XP); more specifically I think that these are driven by the fact that the host is 64 bit and the guest is 32 bit.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue (whilst leaving the printer connected by LPT to Windows 7 x64) can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,

Davo

Answer:Can't print from XP to shared Windows 7 Kyocera printer

I would just try to get the matching 32 bit XP driver from Kyocera and install in manually. That's how I did it decades ago when the printer ran on a W2000 server and I had to use it from WfW Desktops

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Hi Everyone,

I have setup a Kyocera FS-2020D KX printer on a Windows 7 x64 computer. On the Windows 7 computer the printer is connected by LPT port. Within Windows 7 the printer is set to Share so that it is available over the network to other Workgroup Computers.

On an XP computer I have added the printer by using the Add Printer dialogue. During initial setup of the printer XP stated that it would "automatically get a driver from the host computer", however it failed to do this, and as a result presented me with an additional dialogue which I used to browse for an appropriate driver file.

I am unable to print a test page from the XP computer, furthermore there is some strange behaviour when right clicking on the printer and selecting Printing Preferences. I have created a YouTube video explaining the issues at hand (please take a look):

Kyocera Driver Issue

I believe that there is a basic incompatibility between the host (Windows 7 x64) computers drivers and those of the guest (XP); more specifically I think that these are driven by the fact that the host is 64 bit and the guest is 32 bit.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue (whilst leaving the printer connected by LPT to Windows 7 x64) can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

Answer:Can't print from XP to shared Windows 7 Kyocera printer

You need to add the XP drivers for the Windows 7 machine. Go into devices and printers, highlight the print and click server properties at the top of the Windows. Click over to the drivers tap and click add, it will prompt you for the location of the Windows XP driver.
 

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I'm trying to install a Samsung ML-2010 on a new HP DV6000 laptop that I just bought with Windows Vista Home Basic installed.

When I do a search for the printer, no printers show in the "Add Printer" window. Additionally, I cannot see the shared drive from my desktop as well.

Anyone else have a similar problem or a solution?
 

Answer:Installing a Shared Printer (Windows Vista)

Ravenous said:





I'm trying to install a Samsung ML-2010 on a new HP DV6000 laptop that I just bought with Windows Vista Home Basic installed.

When I do a search for the printer, no printers show in the "Add Printer" window. Additionally, I cannot see the shared drive from my desktop as well.

Anyone else have a similar problem or a solution?Click to expand...

For the printer problem: just install the printer driver using provided CD or downloaded driver. It will find it afterwards.
Shared drive problem: security. make sure you have same users/password on both PCs, make sure you have "file and printer sharing" installed and enabled.
 

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Hi - I'm finally giving up and asking for help. My networking knowledge consists of some networking for end users and basic business networks.

Computer: HP desktop, (LAN) Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection, (WiFi) Qualcomm Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Network Module.

Router: TP-Link WR841N v9, Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r30880 std (11/14/16).

Printer: Canon MF4570dn connected to router by LAN

Problem description: The printer only sees the desktop (and will only work/interface) if the desktop's WiFi is enable/connected. If the WiFi is disabled and I am only using a wired LAN connection (to the router from the desktop), then the printer does not see the desktop. It doesn't matter if the printer is set to use "Auto IP" or if I use a static IP address - the symptoms are the same. It appears to be something related to the router as the previous routers (Netgear AC1700 and Airlink 101) did not have any problems. I have not had to change the network settings on the printer since for years.

I have been researching for a couple of months, but my phrasing of the searches always come up with "network printers" and the printer is not set up and has never been set up as a network printer.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. If more information is needed I will provide it.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:LAN connected (not shared) printer does not see Windows 10 desktop

Welcome to the forum. does the printer show up in the router as connected try this tool from a few pcs see if it sees the printer NetResView - View computers/network shares.
If your using wireless you may not see it if AP Isolation is turned on inthe router this stops wireless seeing the local network page 51 http://setuprouter.com/router/tp-lin...manual-740.pdf

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Is it possible to connect a Windows XP Pro machine to a printer that's connected to a AirPort Extreme base? If so, how?

Thanks in advance,

HexStar

P.S. I'm not sure where this goes so if this is in the wrong catagory feel free to move it.
 

Answer:Connect Windows to a USB Shared Printer on AirPort?

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I am wired to a local network and use a wireless card to connect to the internet. Internet is working find.

network and homegroup both recognize the remote computer and display shared resources, but won't allow me to access the resource or map a drive letter.

What am I missing?

Answer:accessing shared resources

Hi,

Free wireless! Heh.

I would go into the wireless lan's nic properties and disable Client for MS Networks, File and Print Sharing, IPv6, and both Link Layer entries. Save, reboot for good measure.

Would also change the NetBios setting to disabled, for wireless nic.

Other than that, is there any error message shown when attempting to map?

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Hello everyone,
Please forgive my English, but I am French so my English is not always very clear. I'd like to post a message concerning a question I have on using a Lacie disk mini (network hard disk) I have. I'd like to create a share folder which is accessible to everyone. I have no user defined, I can create a share folder using the interface and I also have enabled the guest account. Each time I try to access this folder under windows Vista, I get a windows asking for user id and password. Any idea would be a great help.
Thank you for your help in helping me solve this issue.

Answer:Accessing shared folders

Hello and welcome, Phil1789 .

Is THIS anything what you're looking for ?

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Hi, I'm currently running a home LAN at home (with a linksys wrt54gl router with dd-wrt) with 1 Vista PC and a laptop running XP. I can open the shared folders on my PC from my laptop and vice-versa. I recently set up a VPN(with my router, setting it as the PPTP server) and I can connect to my home LAN from school, I can browse the web through my home LAN and I can ping my Vista PC but I can no longer open the shared files on the Vista PC. If I try to open the shortcuts to the shared folders in My Network Connections from my laptop(same one I use at home) I get an error message saying I don't have permissions. My shared folders in the Vista PC have permissions given to &quot;All Users&quot; which is how I managed to get the shared folders visible from my XP laptop. Do I need to add another permission rule for the shared folder on the Vista PC? Might this have something to do with the internal LAN IP of my laptop? Thanks a lot in advance.

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Hello,
I'm trying to access a shared folder on a windows 2000 computer from a windows 98 computer. I see the computer that I need to get to but when I click on it I get a box that says You must supply a password to make this connection. What password is this refering to. I dont have a password. I am in a workgroup.

Thanks
Ted
 

Answer:Accessing shared files

councilman,

Sounds like the share on the other end is password protected. You need to find out if that is the case and if so, what is the password to get into that machine.

Good Luck
 

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A LAN of 4 computers accesses ACT software. One computer is moved from one office to another and now no longer shares access to ACT with the other 3 computers. What could have caused this? Also several entries have been made in ACT on the computer that is not on the LAN and entries have been made in ACT that the other 3 computers access. Will these files merge once the fourth computer is on the LAN again?
 

Answer:not accessing shared file on LAN

make sure the computers are configured with the same IP addressing scheme and are on the same subnet. all the IP's should be the same except for the host portion:
192.168.100.x (where x is the host id and must be unique)

and make sure all the files you want available are shared.
 

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I have a problem. I'm trying to host a private Ragnarok Online server, but it won't because of an IP problem.See I have 3 computers at home, but only 2 IP adresses, so me and my brothers comp have to share one of the IP. Because we are conected to a rooter, the IP dosn't go to the comp, its stays in the rooter. Because of that its imposible to host in anything.So can anyone tell me how to host with a shared IP adresse?

Answer:How do you host with a shared IP?

You should be able to give each computer a seperate MAC adress and a different IP that is assigned by the router. This should enable you to host. Unless your computer is connected to your brothers computer and his directly to the router. This could be the case if the Router only has two ports. I suggest you look into the manual of your ISP and Router how to properly configure it.

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I have switched over to Vista Business Operating System, I can print to the local Printer but cannot print to any printer attached to Windows'98 Computers within the same workgroup.

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I'm having some trouble setting up a network printer on Windows 2000.

I have it shared out on a closed LAN and all the other PCs on the network (which are running XP) have no problem finding the printer and adding it. The 2000 system also does not appear to have a problem seeking out and finding the shared printer and it adds it in, but when you go to print a test page nothing happens.

Upon looking at the Ports tab under the printers Properties window, it looks like the port it's associating with this printer is some sort of "Virtual USB" port, instead of //server/6050d

All of the buttons in this ports tab are greyed out so I can't create a new port to add at this point. I can right click on the printers inventory window and click Server Settings, and create a port that reflects the port //server/6050dserver printer name (as is the way it's presented to the network), but when you go back to the ports tab for the printer properties, it doesn't show up, and I can't change the selection from one port to another anyway.

Windows 2000 is running service pack 3, if that helps anyone out there. I don't know if there are reverse-compatibility issues involved here...
 

Answer:Solved: Printing from Windows 2000 to shared printer on XP

Nevermind. For some reason, after rebooting 2000, it just worked. Go figure!
 

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Hello there,

I have a pc with win. vista 32bit who has attached to it a Konika Minolta Bizhub 163 copier (who does not have a network card).
All computers on the network that are running windows xp or vista, 32bit or 64bit are connecting and printing without problems but the machines that are running windows 7 32bit or 64bit are not.
Windows 7 machines, are able to connect to the shares on that machine, read or write files, can see the shared printer but when it comes to connecting to it they all fail with the same error: Could not connect to printer, error 0x0000000d.

I've tried defining a local port with the name address of the printer, ip port with the ip of the print server, i have been searching the microsoft database and nothing i found so far didn't help me.

The fun part is that they all worked fine before but suddenly windows 7 machines stopped printing.
In that day or previous days, the print server did not installed any updates (has updating feature turned off), nobody did anything to it, neither to the other machines (actually they all had updating feature turned off, because we do not love microsoft "fixes" and blue screens).

So, any suggestions for me from the community?

Answer:Windows Vista shared printer and Windows 7 workstations connection err

You might try to uninstall any recent Windows 7 updates that may have been recently installed.

I can't think of any other reason why this problem would just appear.

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Is there any way to access folders that others share with me from a windows app, like file explorer or Outlook 2010?I can see the folders another user has shared with me when I access onedrive in a browser and I am logged into my machine with my live account. I can see the files that I have put in that folder but not the files the owner has put there unless I follow
a link sent to me in email. This does not seem like a shared permission system at all. We need something that works like file shares on a LAN. Having to save and use links sent by email is dumb.Is there a way to get around this?Is MS going to fix it?

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Running Win 10 Anniversary Update on my Desktop, and on my Tablet.
Running XP on my Notebook.

I can access a shared folder on the XP notebook from the Desktop and the Tablet.
I can access the shared folder on the Desktop from the Tablet, and the shared folder on the Tablet from the Desktop.

I can access the shared folder on the Tablet from the Notebook (after first being denied access, the entering the user and password into a window that pops up after closing the denied access window).

I cannot access the shared folder on the Desktop from the Notebook. I get a message saying that the shared folder is not accessible. You might ot have permission to use this network resource.

It used to work. I don't know if it stopped working with Windows 10.

Also, where is the equivalent of "My Network Places" in windows 10?

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I have a home wireless network set up and want to access my pictures stored on my main pc with my laptop. I have a second pc that is set up on the network and I can access these files/pictures with that pc on the my network places, no problem. The laptop shows these files in my network places, but the icon is a page and nothing happens when double clicked. I checked firewall settings, made sure the workgroup name is correct, any other thoughts on how to simply access shared folders that are there but not? Thank you!
Okay, so I went start, run, //Dell2 (name of main computer) and it opend a window with the folder I was looking for. Now if only I could delete this post!

Answer:trouble accessing shared folders

Just mark the thread as SOLVED, under Thread Tools at the top of the thread.

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Hi everyone,

I have connected the laptop and a desktop using a lan cable. Both the system are on Windows 7.

I shared a drive each on laptop and the desktop.

But when i try to access the drive from laptop to desktop (or vice versa) it gives the error (check screenshot for the error message)

I can see the drive but cannot access them. Although i can access the Public folder but not any other folder or drives.

Password sharing is off
Firewall is off

What can be the issue?

Please suggest thanks...

Answer:Problem Accessing shared drives

HI all,

Please suggest something for this issue

Thanks

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Hello. Recently when i try and access shared files on my network. Im asked for a password. This has never happened before and i want to know how is this possible? how was this enabled? it looks like a good feature i would like to use. Ive had this on my computer before. spefecially after installing the internet information services to host a website on my computer

Anyone know how to set this up?
 

Answer:Password for accessing shared files??!!!

Does Anybody Know~?!??!?!?!/1/1!
 

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Running Win 10 Anniversary Update on my Desktop, and on my Tablet.
Running XP on my Notebook.

I can access a shared folder on the XP notebook from the Desktop and the Tablet.
I can access the shared folder on the Desktop from the Tablet, and the shared folder on the Tablet from the Desktop.

I can access the shared folder on the Tablet from the Notebook (after first being denied access, the entering the user and password into a window that pops up after closing the denied access window).

I cannot access the shared folder on the Desktop from the Notebook. I get a message saying that the shared folder is not accessible. You might ot have permission to use this network resource.

It used to work. I don't know if it stopped working with Windows 10.

Also, where is the equivalent of "My Network Places" in windows 10?

Answer:Problem accessing Shared Folder from XP. Please Help.

Never mind... I guess. I'm not sure what I did to fix it, but I got it working again, although it does seem to take a long time for the XP Notebook to connect to the network, the login screen is not showing up.

I also found the old "My Network Places" in windows explorer called "Network". I added a shortcut to in on my desktop.

Hang on... That didn't last long. I logged off to test it, and when I logged back on I got the permissions error again

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