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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: guitard00d on Feb 15, '05 02:18:10PM

Man, I'm still getting nowhere with this and it makes no sense why.

First I tried the SAMBA route and I can see my HP Photosmart 1115 connected to my Mac-Mini in the "My Network Places" on my Windows 2000 machine. But no matter what I try, Windows always says "Access Denied, unable to connect". This is odd because there is a user account on my Mac-Mini with the exact same user ID and password as I'm using on the Windows 2000 machine.

Okay, well then, let's try the CUPS route. I tried to add a network printer in Windows and gave it the URL to the printer on the Mac-Mini, same thing, cannot connect to the printer because of an Access Denied response. However, if I type that URL into my web browser, I get printer admin page and and print a CUPS test page from there just fine.

There's obviously some trick here that I'm just not getting. Does anybody here know if anybody has ever created a "Mac OS X Printer Sharing for Dummies" how-to? I'm sad to say that I would need this because I've shared printers through CUPS on Linux more times than I can count. But I just stepped into the Mac OS X world this week and I'm finding that the built in help is really detail-limited.

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