Trying to connect Windows to the network printer and receiving message: operation failed with error 0x0000007e.

trying to connect windows 7 os to network printer. I have successfully connected one of two with the effected computer.  Drivers are installed at both ends (host and the one im trying to connect it to). The host is running vista. 
Hi jmoorhead,

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Did it ever work before on Windows 7 computer?
Do you have access to the other files on Windows Vista computer?

1. Run network printer troubleshooter and check.

2. You may also try altering the Firewall settings to different levels and check.

3. Let us make sure you have installed Windows Vista drivers on the host machine. Download the drivers from manufacturers website.

With printer sharing, multiple computers on a network can use a single printer.
Sharing a printer requires a few steps. First, you'll need to turn on file and printer sharing, and then you'll need to share your printer. When other people want to use your printer, they can follow a few steps to add your printer to their computers.

Make sure you have shared the printer that is installed on Windows Vista computer.
Turn on file and printer sharing and share the printer.
Follow the link below for steps.

Now follow the document below to add the printer on Windows 7 Computer.

For additional help refer to the article below.

Please let us know if this assists you in resolving the issue or if further assistance is needed.
Hope it helps.

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Shekhar S - Microsoft Support.

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 29,743 Applies to: