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domain users cannot use shared printer in windows xp

by quadrdr17 / May 23, 2010 2:53 AM PDT

I am in the Army and have imo privleges for my OU. On SIPR net our users usually connect their printers using USB. We share that printer and add it to the active directory. I will log in onto another computer that wants to use that printer. I log in as administrator. I can add that printer no problem and print a test page. After that I ask the user to log into his/her domain account. The printer is non existent. I even try to install the printer using the run as command while that user is logged in. I don't know what to do I have done the microsoft article 307016. I have also tried to write my own startup/logon script for the printer. I managed to get it to work on one of my computers but when I repeat the steps it doesn't work on other computers. The problem seems to be in the registry under HKEY_Local_Machine. I just don't know how to install printers into that key. This printer is a HP Color LaserJet 4700. Thank You

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It's a deep subject.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2010 3:03 AM PDT

Since the printer is not on the server but a client machine that SHARE and the accounts that govern its access are not set by the server but the local machine. This is all covered over a few weeks in class so I'll keep it short. I can't write the entire class in 2 paragraphs so some basics must be known to those that do this work. Not a beginner's task.

OK, we shared a printer from a CLIENT pc. Some user authenticated by the server wants to use the resource on that CLIENT pc. Since the authentication is local, that user must have an account in the local CLIENT machine that shared the resource as well as the server.

There it is in 2 paragraphs. Hope this speeds you along.

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transfer from admin to users
by quadrdr17 / May 23, 2010 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a deep subject.

Yeah I understand that and it makes sense. It's just that this network is weird. From our office I was about to get it to share to all users but when I tried to share another printer I couldn't do it. I did the exact steps that I did the 1st time but no luck when trying to duplicate. I have also had no problems in the past. What we do is log in as administrator and install the printer. When the other users log in the printers usually show up in their accounts but this new printer is allowing other users other than administrators.

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The Microsoft way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2010 3:47 AM PDT
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already completed
by quadrdr17 / May 23, 2010 4:02 AM PDT
In reply to: The Microsoft way.

The printer is already in the active directory.

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Now as the Server Admin
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2010 4:06 AM PDT
In reply to: already completed

You'll have to grant use to those users.

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