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I have set up printer sharing on a Windows 8 machine. The printer is working from Windows 8 as a local printer. However, other clients (running Windows 7) on the network cannot see it.

I have tried to add a network printer through the Control Panel but it doesn't show up in the list of automatically found printers. So I tried to add it manually, but when I click on the Windows 8 machine icon to look for it, I see that the clients are asked for a username and password, even if I have specifically asked Windows to let clients connect automatically.

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@BenjiWiebe right, I forgot to do that! You should consider turning your comment into an answer so that I can accept it ;) – user1301428 28 mins ago – user1301428 Feb 1 '13 at 20:46
I did that now. – BenjiWiebe Feb 1 '13 at 21:35
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Turn off "Password Protected Sharing". That is what did the trick for me.

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