Unable to connect the printer , Access Denied [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question pscheema 2Posts Monday July 21, 2008Registration date July 22, 2008 Last seen - Last answered on Mar 21, 2013 at 02:13 PM by mroach88
Dear All,

In windows 2000/XP based environment , I was facing the following error :-

Whenever I try to take printing from my network printer (printer attached to other windows based system) , I got the error " Unable to connect the printer , access denied , printer could not be started" .

Now the problem is resolved permanently , with simple steps.

1.) Goto the computer with which you have attached the Printer .
2.) Open its Computer management dialog box by Right click onto MY Computer ICON and choose "Manage" option .
3.) It will open the Computer Management windows .
4.) Goto Local users and computer and Click on USERS .
5.) There will be guest account , which is disabled while you working onto domain/workgroup environment .
6.) Just enable this "Guest " User account , by clicking onto it and goto Properties , then General Tab , Uncheck the "Account is disabled" option and restart , that Computer with which you have attached the printer physically.
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dear friend I have the same problem, but after enabling the guest account in the system , the problem is still there. I have a XP home m/c to which I have connected HP 1022 printer. I have shared it with all machines in the LAN. Is your problem solved, plz help.......
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Greggo- Jan 18, 2009 at 04:58 PM
For a home installation, try disabling any firewall software you have and see if you can connect and print from the remote machine.

Also, insure 'file and printer sharing,' are enabled on the host machine.

Should be that easy.
oumer- Jan 14, 2010 at 03:11 AM
i have the same problem with the connection b/n thr laptop & the printer.
Juan.- Apr 19, 2010 at 11:10 AM
1. Enable the guest account
2. Add the guest accoun. Go to start, all programs, administrative tools
3. Select "User Rights Assignment"
4. Double click on "Access this computer from the network". Click on "Add User or Group". Type "guest" and then click on "Check Names". Select "guest" and click ok.
5. Double click on "Deny access to this computer from the network", and remove the guest account from it.

That should do it.
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Jane- Dec 8, 2009 at 05:26 AM
Thanks, this solved my problem. I'm really grateful.
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right click shared printer on server and look at the shared name under properties then go to the computer you are trying to connect the printer too and click on start > run and type \\servername\sharedprintername

this should connect and install the drivers needed for printing.
seepee- Aug 10, 2010 at 01:27 AM
"click on start > run and type \\servername\sharedprintername "

That did the trick - thanks
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Dear ALL:

This is the complete solution because I have the same problem as this...
This really works...
Why don't you give a try...

1. Go to Control Panel
2. Maintenance and Performance
3. Click System Icon
4. Advanced
5. Performance under Settings
6. Performance Options---->Data Execution Prevention
7. Choose ----> Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.
8. Click Apply and OK.

Thats it....
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We experienced this same problem. The fix was to:

1. Un-join the computer from the domain. Add to "workgroup"
2. Delete the computer account from Active directory
3. Re-join the computer to AD.
4. Reboot.

Printers should now say "Ready".
mroach88- Mar 21, 2013 at 02:13 PM
1. Un-join the computer from the domain. Add to "workgroup"
2. Delete the computer account from Active directory
2.5 Renamed the computer
3. Re-join the computer to AD.
4. Reboot.

this solved the problem for me
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Thanks to share I fixed my problem using your steps.

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