OneCare printing problem: "This printer cannot be shared because OneCare cant get information about this printer" nonsense... RRS feed

  • Question


    Help please:

    I have recently loaded OneCare on my PC with printer attached.


    Laptop connected to PC via LAN is NOT using OneCare but Norton.


    Laptop could happily print before Onecare was installed.


    Laptop error message states that laptop cant connect - if I try and renew the printer connection, laptop does not even see the printer!


    I go to printer icon on PC, right click and see the OneCare icon next to "more information" - I click this and get:


     "This printer cannot be shared bercause OneCare cant get info about thsi printer - make sure printer is connected etc etc" - no "share anyway option or anything at all helpful!!!


    Downloaded the latest print driver (75Mb!!)



    I cannot get rid of this block and it states that OneCare overrides standard Windoews print sharing options (?!?) - I am using a Samsung Colour Laser workgroup printer - clp-510 - newISH and expensive - (so it has to be on the supported list!!!) and so far have wasted a lot of my time.


    Solution? Any ideas?

    I am a networking pro so please dont suggest anything basic.


    Monday, April 7, 2008 7:03 PM


  • Copied and pasted from my other reply - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2763585&SiteID=2


    OneCare Printer Sharing functionality is designed to simply sharing a printer attached locally to a PC to other PCs running OneCare. It does not share printers to PCs not running OneCare, it does not share printers that are not attached locally to the PC, and it does not share printers between 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems due to driver issues.

    I believe your problem is related to the firewall. You can confirm this by disabling the OneCare firewall temporarily. (open OneCare, change settings, firewall tab, select Off, and click OK)

    If it works, then enable the firewall again and do the following.

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    On the firewall tab, click configure firewall

    If the network is shown as Public, click Change Location to change it to "Home or Work."

    Click the Advanced Settings button

    Click Network connections tab.

    If there are multiple active connections shown, you may need to disable them in your Windows network connections settings. (Network and Sharing Center, manage connections, in Vista; Right click My Network Places and select Properties on the Start menu in XP)

    On the Ports and Protocols tab, add a check mark next to File and Printer Sharing - for subnet and Internet if the first setting alone (after all of the above are verified) does not allow Sharing to work.

    If all of the above fail, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2



    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 3:12 PM