Fixing Errors Occurring During Printer Sharing
Discuss the errors that may occur while sharing a printer.
Printer sharing is the process of connecting a printer to one or more computers. You could share your printer with various computers in your home or business firm. Sharing a printer helps eliminate the cost of installing a printer for each computer at home or in office. You could enjoy a number of benefits if you share your printer with the computers in your home. One of the important advantages of printer sharing is that you could take hard copies of the documents from all the computers in your home which share your printer. To enable printer sharing in your home network, you need to configure the 'Printer' option in the 'Control Panel' of the Windows Operating System. You would get a menu on right clicking the 'Printer' icon in the 'Control Panel'. From there, you need to select the 'Sharing' option. You also need to make sure that you have enabled the 'Printer sharing' option in the network card properties. To connect a printer to the network, you need to set an IP address for your printer. If you experience any trouble in printing with your printer in the network, it might be due to the errors in the network. So, you need to check the network connection.
Following are some errors that occur while using sharing printer utility and the various ways to fix them:
- Spooler error
- Denial of access error
- Connection failure
While using the printer sharing utility, you may find various error codes and error messages. Spooler errors are one of them and the system would say that the printer spooler service is not working properly. To avoid this error, you need to check the printer spooler and if any issues are there with the printer spooler service, you could resolve it.
Denial of access error
Sometimes, access to the shared printer might be denied and thus you would get the “access denied” error messages. This mainly happens due to the permission issue and the issue would normally arise if the operating systems in these two systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. To fix this error, you need to verify that both the printers are connected properly. You have to check the computer share name, printer share name, and all such things. You could change the printer name and the system name to resolve the issue.
If any of the printers fails to connect to the other printer, you would get the error message "ERROR 0x0000d". This happens due to non-updated drivers and the user could resolve this issue by updating the printer driver in the system. The firewall in the system may sometimes deny access to the printer sharing feature and if this is the root cause, you could resolve the issue by disabling the firewall in the system.
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