Shared Vista Printer - cannot print from mac..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lieb39, May 28, 2007.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I've run flat out of idaes - it's 2AM and i've been working on this for a good three hours. I updated my Media Centre to Vista - and tried to share my printer again. Headache after another, this is what it comes down to:

    The printer not showing up in the Printer Browser on my mac.. I click the PC, login with empty login and nothing is shown. Anyone have any idea how to pull this one off?

    I can browse Vista's files from my mac.. just no print.

    Help!
    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    Location:
    Illinois
    #2
    I can't be more specific because I'm at work and not in front of Vista, but Vista has more controls for what to share, there is, I believe, a specific checkbox you have to click to allow shared printers as well. Might want to look for that.
     
  3. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #3
    All the default things like that I've gone over..

    Firewalls off on both ends
    Printer shared within Vista's options
    Security of printer set to allow ALL users to use
    CUPS Driver installed on Mac

    No idea what else it is...

    Cheers
     

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