"Hold For Authentication"

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by starru, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. starru macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014
    Because we're a bi-computer family, my husband has our printer set up on his new Windows 8.1 machine. I was able to network my MacBook running Mavericks and use the printer fine when he was using his Windows 7 machine, but even though I'm able to see the printer, every time I attempt to print the document, I get the "Hold For Authentication."

    I've seen a few places online offer a workaround by saying use "guest/guest" as the username and password, but that doesn't work for me.

    If anyone has any thoughts, they would be gratefully appreciated.
  2. markyr17 macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2010
    I think you need to use his windows username and password to print. Some authentication changes were made in Windows 8 that weren't present in Windows 7
  3. starru thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014
    The thing is, I'm actually the one set up as the administrator for the Windows machine. And I still get the error. Let me try his and see what happens.

    I don't hate on Windows, but it really shouldn't be this hard for it to talk to OSX.

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