Printing from VM

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Tue Jun 9 19:57:30 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Rashkae<ubuntu at> wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> One quirk with my XP VM: I have to open an Explorer window (not
>>> Internet Explorer - explorer.exe) in XP, and type \\mymachine in the
>>> address bar.  At that point I'm prompted for my user/passwd.  From
>>> then on, I can print (and any queued jobs will print).   I've never
>>> bothered to track down why XP in the VM forgets my credentials...
>> Didn't have that issue - but I _was_ surprised that I didn't need to provide
>> any.
> The credential that are being forgotten are for a printer being shared
> by Samba, as apposed to accessing the CUPS IPP:  Windows XP Home does
> not remember credentials, even though there's a checkmark to remember
> password.  You have to either synchronize the Username and Password on
> Windows XP with your SMB username password, or you can use a net use
> batch file at startup to map a drive letter to a share and incidentally
> save your credentials for that session.
> Example:
> net use z: \\mysambaserver\username /user:username password /persistent:yes

Ahh - that probably explains it.  This is actually Win XP MCE (Media
Center) - which is what came OEM with this machine.  It does remember
my drive mapping, but I'll give your tip a shot and see what happens.


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