I can see the printer, but I get “Permission denied.” I add everyone, guest, guests, set all privileges for all and always the same: “Permission denied.”
Not only home, but professional also can’t connect.
\\Win10MachineName(with valid credentials)
If you have problem with “Printer Processor not found or invalid” - change driver; don’t use the existing driver.
There can be problems with credentials - if you are not logged in to
\\Win10MachineName after reboot - the port is unavailable until you log in.
Add Printer → LOCAL Printer, new Local Port
\\MyComp\HP1005) or IP address Win10 (e.g.
Check your Windows 10 advanced sharing properties. Enable file sharing for all networks and choose the option Enable File Sharing for Devices That Use 40- or 56-Bit Encryption (by default it's 128-bit). Then try printing again.
This helped me. I didn´t try badongero's solution (but looks good when having "only driver files" without setup)
My actual solution: First install printer locally. This involves running appropriate OS compatible printer drivers setup for USB connection (connecting for a while the printer).
Next make shure a connection to the server is open. Verify typing > NET USE in a CMD Window and if neccessary, just open in File explorer \\HostPC -write it in the direction box-, and credentials will be prompted.
Finally make the new local Port creation / assignment.
For badongero's way: First make shure an open connection to the HostPC exists. Then try the AddPrinter -> Local printer -> NewPrinterPort ...
Note: In some scenarios on rebooting PC, will not restore connection. Put a shortcut to File Explorer opening the Host machine in ..programs START folder to reset the connection everytime.