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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2012, 10:25:42 pm »
just found this.......You don't want to use Homegroup unless you have all Windows 7 machines.

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2012, 11:39:35 am »
That is true. Only Windows 7 (possibly 8 when it comes out) uses homegroups, but that should not have stopped you from sharing. Do you have simple file sharing turned on? (No password). There is a pretty good article about filesharing here. It has some really good screenshots so there is no confusion.

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2012, 09:59:02 pm »
thanks for the link...went thru everything there...seems that this applied more to getting Windows7 to play nice....It is playing great....The Vista desktop can ping, see and access all the shares in the W7 laptop.....it is the Vista desktop that seems to refuse to allow windows 7 to see it.....All this to share a lousy printer.....been attempting this for well over three weeks and still nothing....some things that I saw.....IPv6 was on on the W7 laptop, when I turned it off, the laptop no longer existed in the network.....read that homegroups only worked with W7 machines...turned it off...laptop disappeared from the network....had to turn both back on again....so at this point.....I have a vista Desk and 7 lap that can see each other in the network... vista can ping/access 7, but not the other way.....AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!!

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2012, 10:07:15 pm »
oh...by the way...tried doing this both wireless and wired.....same issues....vista can see in, but 7 can't see out (well, it can - it pings the router successfully and gets to the internet)....this is what makes me believe that it is something on the Vista machine since everything else on the laptop seems to be working perfectly....what setting on the Vista desktop am i missing....firewalls are off (both windows firewall and Windows firewall with advanced security (and both are also set to allow file and printer sharing anyway....the network adapter  has Client for MS networks, file and printer sIPv4, IPv6,haring,QoS packet scheduler,link layer discovery mapper and LLDR.....both computers have private (vista is Private, W7 is Home), all sharing options (except password protect) are on on both machines........again ....AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2012, 10:33:21 pm »
Run this from both computers.

Open a command prompt (all programs > Accessories > Command Prompt) and type in
Ipconfig /all > ipconfig.txt and then hit enter. Then type in ipconfig.txt to open notepad with the log. Copy it and paste it in to your next response.

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2012, 10:58:39 pm »

Vista Desktop:

Code: [Select]
Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Desktop
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Time Warner Internet:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-E8-15-77-B9
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::313d:6c50:49ac:a682%11(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 03, 2012 8:46:49 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 04, 2012 8:46:48 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890472
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-61-23-7B-00-24-E8-15-77-B9
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C734272B-D065-4673-A907-0979F5D171A0}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Windows7 Desktop:
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Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-69-1D-3C
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-1F-74-4B-DB-D1
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f935:483f:4de8:e36d%12(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 03, 2012 10:09:19 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 04, 2012 10:09:19 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 336600948
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-CB-B5-A9-38-59-F9-69-1D-3D
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-69-1D-3D
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{9E6589BA-937E-4129-B6BB-7BA3397B6198}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{70AF1B19-1B7F-4428-B5A8-C5436061AFCC}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:1407:21dd:bc07:aabd(Preferred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1407:21dd:bc07:aabd%13(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{A61A8E01-B44E-49F6-B0EB-2756FACB1037}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2012, 11:01:05 pm »
PS - currently have the laptop hooked up "wired".....disconnected the wireless....

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2012, 11:06:57 pm »
Lets see if it windows or security software, or something else.

With both computers,

I need you to reboot windows cleanly. To do that please go to the run command and type in msconfig . Once that starts, select selective startup, and then uncheck the load startup items. Now click on the services tab, and down near the bottom of the window, check the box that says Hide all Microsoft Services now go up and uncheck all the services still listed, make sure you scroll down the list if need to unselect all the non Microsoft services. Now click apply, then click OK and reboot the computer.

Test sharing both ways. Once you have decided if it works or not, run msconfig and select normal startup then click apply then OK and reboot.

Let me know what you found out.

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2012, 11:23:46 pm »
apart from ip address change (vista desktop is now 1.4, W7 Laptop is 1.5), same thing.....
both computers appear in each others network maps
but
Vista can ping and access W7 laptop but W7 laptop cannot ping or access Vista

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2012, 12:21:35 pm »
Try turning off the UAC on the vista machine and see if that helps.

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2012, 02:48:58 pm »
did that a long time ago....

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2012, 03:22:47 pm »
The last thing I can come up with is going thru this page and make sure all the settings are correct.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

Can you ping the Vista computer if you use the name and not the IP?

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Re: Printer sharing in Windows Vista Home Premium
« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2012, 03:44:54 pm »
will try the link..
from whenthis started i could ping out from the vista desktop to the W7 laptop by either IP or name. both worked fine.
However, the reverse - pinging from Win7 laptop to Vista desktop never worked using either ip or name.....the full network map on both machines show both computers  plus the router in their maps with the correct names and IP addresses....
I know win7 sees the vista......for some reason, vista won't let it(win7) talk to it!!!

Let you know what I find after checking the link.....