DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> General Discussion >> Printing to a Windows printer from MAC
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 27, (reverse)
AuthorThread
02/15/2010 03:44:41 AM · #1
I got printing to work once from a macbook pro to a Windows 7 printer (Epson R1800 once)

However, now any windows printer connected to the Windows 7 machine gives an access denied message when trying to print from the MacBook pro.

It's probably something simple, but .....

I have all the driver software installed on each machine. The printers work when connected directly to the MAC.

Any ideas? I have Bonjour 1.0.6 installed on Windows 7 if that helps.

I'm using the following URI to define the printers smb://<ip of windows computer>/<printer name>

I've tried with the userid:password@workgroup/<ip> with the same result - access denied.
02/15/2010 05:07:19 AM · #2
Try using the format "computername\username" when connecting to the Windows computer which I assume you can see in your Finder on the Mac.

Also, make sure your Windows printer is shared on the network, I don't know if that's required for what you're doing but it certainly won't do any harm!
02/15/2010 12:00:59 PM · #3
It's shared on the windows machine, the computer can't be seen in finder however, can use go/connect to server and the ip address to connect to the computer. That brings up a login window.

For the printer, I believe it's finding it but is expecting login information but no window pops up to ask for it so access denied.
02/15/2010 12:11:55 PM · #4
What if you plugged the printer into the Mac and shared it to the Windows machine?
02/15/2010 12:35:10 PM · #5
Yeah, my Win7 computer with printer attached suddenly became invisible to my MacBook Pro. So much for "ease of use". (Also, the damn thing won't stay asleep no matter how many documents, forums, and blogs I troll, and no matter what I do.)
02/15/2010 12:57:48 PM · #6
Try doing a permissions repair on the Mac, using, "Finder" "Utilities" "Disc Utility" . It's a good idea to do permissions repair once in a while anyway.

You may be able to find the printer with the Mac by, "Finder" "Utilities" "System Profiler"

ETA, You may also try opening Finder, and type the printer name into the search box in the top bar on the right in Finder.

One other item, about the failure to enter sleep mode. Check your system preferences, and see how you have those things set. I had that problem for a while, and found that I had to allow a few seconds for everything to wrap up after logging out before clicking the "sleep" button for a while. A couple of rounds of permissions repair took care of the problem for me.

Message edited by author 2010-02-15 13:05:24.
02/15/2010 01:34:53 PM · #7
Originally posted by scalvert:

What if you plugged the printer into the Mac and shared it to the Windows machine?


If it were an iMac that is what I'd try next but since it's a laptop I don't want to be always disconnecting and reconnecting the printer. Makes no sense. :o/
02/15/2010 01:44:31 PM · #8
Here's the printer info from the mac:

Epson R1800 on Windows 7:

Status: Stopped
Print Server: Local
Driver Version: 5.2.3
Default: Yes
URI: smb://<win 7 machnine ip>/epson_r1800
PPD: Epson Stylus Photo R1800 - Gutenprint v5.2.3
PPD File Version: 5.2.3
PostScript Version: (3010.000) 0
CUPS Version: 1.4.2 (cups-218.5)
Fax support: No
Scanning support: No
Scanning app: -
Scanning app (bundleID path): -
Scanner UUID: -

It's stopped because of an nt_status_access_denied error. The printer name is the share name showing on the Win 7 machine.

The printer is connected through a USB Hub. I wonder if that's the issue? Not likely and isn't.

Message edited by author 2010-02-15 13:58:12.
02/15/2010 06:00:13 PM · #9
I guess the only option is to transfer filew to the windows machine and print from there.
02/15/2010 06:27:42 PM · #10
Oh don't give up just yet, this problem has been kicking around for years and people have provided various solutions to it. Have a look here:

//www.macwindows.com/tiger.html#062405a

One thing I noticed on that site that struck me as a likely solution was to install Unix printing services on the Windows machine which is hosting the printer. This would make it more likely to communicate properly with the Mac.

Message edited by author 2010-02-15 18:28:15.
02/15/2010 07:28:17 PM · #11
The Tiger solution doesn't work for Snow Leopard. I've tried the LPD solution and the connect attempt just times out.

With the smb connection it's an authentication problem which has no business being there since the cups printers configuration file does not have the line that everyone is saying to remove to correct the problem.

The windows firewall is off. My Shaw Secure firewall is on but is letting through all communication from the mac's ip address.
02/15/2010 10:00:47 PM · #12
Hmm, I don't have a similar setup so there's only one more thing I can suggest:

Get rid of the Windows machine and buy a lovely new 27" iMac! (sorry, I know that really isn't helpful)
02/15/2010 10:27:11 PM · #13
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Oh don't give up just yet, this problem has been kicking around for years and people have provided various solutions to it. Have a look here:

//www.macwindows.com/tiger.html#062405a

One thing I noticed on that site that struck me as a likely solution was to install Unix printing services on the Windows machine which is hosting the printer. This would make it more likely to communicate properly with the Mac.


Did you have a look at the last entry on the link page above? There may be a good solution with the suggested windows update there. It's the Dec 21, 2009 post.

Message edited by author 2010-02-15 22:28:25.
02/16/2010 12:29:40 AM · #14
Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Oh don't give up just yet, this problem has been kicking around for years and people have provided various solutions to it. Have a look here:

//www.macwindows.com/tiger.html#062405a

One thing I noticed on that site that struck me as a likely solution was to install Unix printing services on the Windows machine which is hosting the printer. This would make it more likely to communicate properly with the Mac.


Did you have a look at the last entry on the link page above? There may be a good solution with the suggested windows update there. It's the Dec 21, 2009 post.


That's a Vista solution. The page referenced even indicates that it's not a solution for the Windows I'm running, which is Windows 7 Home Premium.

02/16/2010 12:30:38 AM · #15
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Hmm, I don't have a similar setup so there's only one more thing I can suggest:

Get rid of the Windows machine and buy a lovely new 27" iMac! (sorry, I know that really isn't helpful)


That is my next upgrade, just not right now. Printing isn't a real issue at the moment but I would like to be able to do it without some hoaky work around.

ETA: Mac's have their own issues, however my current problems with the mac has to do with windows.

Message edited by author 2010-02-16 00:51:37.
02/16/2010 10:15:25 AM · #16
Don't know if this is helpful, but found. Bonjour
There might be something on the Apple website regarding this and then there is always calling Apple. Just a thought. :)

Good luck! (All of my Mac/Windows connections work, but none have Windows 7 so it wouldn't help to tell you what all my PC shows. Sorry!)
02/16/2010 10:24:29 AM · #17
I have the new imac 27 it is ssssooo lovely!

you will both love it when you switch, the screen is amazing!

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Hmm, I don't have a similar setup so there's only one more thing I can suggest:

Get rid of the Windows machine and buy a lovely new 27" iMac! (sorry, I know that really isn't helpful)


That is my next upgrade, just not right now. Printing isn't a real issue at the moment but I would like to be able to do it without some hoaky work around.

ETA: Mac's have their own issues, however my current problems with the mac has to do with windows.
02/16/2010 10:43:50 AM · #18
With a little tweaking I've gotten the windows computer to be recognized on the mac using the computer name rather than just the ip. At one point, it could even see the printer though the printer driver is wrong for the epson.

I managed to add the canon printer but when I went to print, nothing happened. I'm sure it's just something with the windows firewall so will look into that more tonight.
02/16/2010 10:52:01 AM · #19
Maybe there is something at the Mac Discussions board that will give you a good solution. If you don't have a "Mobile Me" account, you may be able to sign in as a guest.
Mac/ Mobile Me, discussions


02/16/2010 11:13:00 AM · #20
Looks like it's not just a problem sharing a Windows printer. People are having trouble accessing shared printers from any mac with snow leopard (10.6) installed.
02/16/2010 11:26:18 AM · #21
Is there paper in the printer?? LOL

Message edited by author 2010-02-16 11:26:45.
02/16/2010 08:01:41 PM · #22
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Looks like it's not just a problem sharing a Windows printer. People are having trouble accessing shared printers from any mac with snow leopard (10.6) installed.


Well, here's what finally worked, at least until Canon and Epson have correct drivers for Snow Leopard.

Turn on all file and printer sharing options that are private and domain in the windows 7 firewall advanced settings.
This allows for the use of the windows computer name in any uri's.
Use the Apple supplied drivers for the printer you are using. This is the Gutenprint v5.2.3 driver.
The epson driver from apple gives a warning related to the driver not being from the manufacturer and not all features will be available.

Got an email to print on both printers.
02/16/2010 08:11:18 PM · #23
Colette, glad that you were able to get it all worked out. Yay! :)
My mac has snow leopard 10.6 and I print to a Windows printer all the time. (But it's again, an XP desktop.) Steps noted just in case! Thanks for sharing with us.
02/16/2010 10:14:41 PM · #24
I am happy that you figured out how to make it work for you.

02/16/2010 11:59:35 PM · #25
Next hurdle, how to turn off ICM in the MAC printer drivers.
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 04/04/2020 08:01:06 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 04/04/2020 08:01:06 AM EDT.