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November 18, 2004 4:19:05 PM

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Hi
I have (at home) a PC (Win2K) which is a member of a domain (at work) and
has a printer attached to it.
The problem is accessing that printer from ....
The kids have (local) accounts on an XP Pro laptop which is a workgroup
member (if it was a domain member they would winge about losing fast user
switching).
While logged on as a local admin I was able to connect to the the networked
printer (presumably it asked for an account name, I can't remember).
Now I've found the rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /? description at
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm I've made that the
default printer for all the users on the laptop.
BUT I now see "access denied", does this mean that "limited accounts" don't
get asked to enter an account? Or what permissions can I set on the printer
itself?

More about : permissions advice needed users workgroup pri

November 18, 2004 5:09:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

a PS:
I can make this work by creating identical local accounts (matching
passwords) on the ws with the printer attached. But then there are password
length complications.


"DaveT" wrote:

> Hi
> I have (at home) a PC (Win2K) which is a member of a domain (at work) and
> has a printer attached to it.
> The problem is accessing that printer from ....
> The kids have (local) accounts on an XP Pro laptop which is a workgroup
> member (if it was a domain member they would winge about losing fast user
> switching).
> While logged on as a local admin I was able to connect to the the networked
> printer (presumably it asked for an account name, I can't remember).
> Now I've found the rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /? description at
> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm I've made that the
> default printer for all the users on the laptop.
> BUT I now see "access denied", does this mean that "limited accounts" don't
> get asked to enter an account? Or what permissions can I set on the printer
> itself?
>
>
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 1:21:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

When you connect to a printer as opposed to a file/folder share, you don't
get a prompt for credentials - this applies to all user accounts (limited or
otherwise).

If you connect to a folder share on the domain computer, you should get a
prompt for credentials. Supply username and password of a domain user
account that has access to the folder share and the printer, or the username
and password of a local (to the Win2K computer) user account that has access
to the folder and printer share. Then connect to the printer.

A more permanent solution is to use this command in a Command Prompt window
on the laptop (you'll have to do this for each user that logs on at the
laptop):

NET USE \\win2kcomputername\IPC$ password /USER:username /PERSISTENT:YES

win2kcomputername is the name of the Win2K computer that is a domain
member

username is either:

domainname\username for a domain username
or
username for a local username that is known on the Win2K (domain
member) compute and that has permission to use the printer

password is the password for the user account username

(you can key the parts I've shown in uppercase in lower case if you want).

This will establish a connection between the laptop and the Win2K computer
using the credentials used in the command (password and username). Then,
when the printer is used, since the laptop user has already been
authenticated on the Win2K computer, the printer connection will use the
same credentials.

(For details about the NET USE command, key net use /?)
--
Bruce Sanderson MVP

It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


"DaveT" <DaveT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91D370D1-9FDA-42F1-8892-83D74F19A8E2@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> I have (at home) a PC (Win2K) which is a member of a domain (at work) and
> has a printer attached to it.
> The problem is accessing that printer from ....
> The kids have (local) accounts on an XP Pro laptop which is a workgroup
> member (if it was a domain member they would winge about losing fast user
> switching).
> While logged on as a local admin I was able to connect to the the
> networked
> printer (presumably it asked for an account name, I can't remember).
> Now I've found the rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /? description at
> http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm I've made that the
> default printer for all the users on the laptop.
> BUT I now see "access denied", does this mean that "limited accounts"
> don't
> get asked to enter an account? Or what permissions can I set on the
> printer
> itself?
>
>
November 21, 2004 2:23:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Hi, many thanks, all working now...
.... I put the command in a .bat file (with a %UserName% test to not apply it
for my admin account) in the windows dir and added a link to that in Startup
in All Users.

Regards
Dave Turnbull

"Bruce Sanderson" wrote:

> When you connect to a printer as opposed to a file/folder share, you don't
> get a prompt for credentials - this applies to all user accounts (limited or
> otherwise).
>
> If you connect to a folder share on the domain computer, you should get a
> prompt for credentials. Supply username and password of a domain user
> account that has access to the folder share and the printer, or the username
> and password of a local (to the Win2K computer) user account that has access
> to the folder and printer share. Then connect to the printer.
>
> A more permanent solution is to use this command in a Command Prompt window
> on the laptop (you'll have to do this for each user that logs on at the
> laptop):
>
> NET USE \\win2kcomputername\IPC$ password /USER:username /PERSISTENT:YES
>
> win2kcomputername is the name of the Win2K computer that is a domain
> member
>
> username is either:
>
> domainname\username for a domain username
> or
> username for a local username that is known on the Win2K (domain
> member) compute and that has permission to use the printer
>
> password is the password for the user account username
>
> (you can key the parts I've shown in uppercase in lower case if you want).
>
> This will establish a connection between the laptop and the Win2K computer
> using the credentials used in the command (password and username). Then,
> when the printer is used, since the laptop user has already been
> authenticated on the Win2K computer, the printer connection will use the
> same credentials.
>
> (For details about the NET USE command, key net use /?)
> --
> Bruce Sanderson MVP
>
> It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
>
>
> "DaveT" <DaveT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:91D370D1-9FDA-42F1-8892-83D74F19A8E2@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> > I have (at home) a PC (Win2K) which is a member of a domain (at work) and
> > has a printer attached to it.
> > The problem is accessing that printer from ....
> > The kids have (local) accounts on an XP Pro laptop which is a workgroup
> > member (if it was a domain member they would winge about losing fast user
> > switching).
> > While logged on as a local admin I was able to connect to the the
> > networked
> > printer (presumably it asked for an account name, I can't remember).
> > Now I've found the rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /? description at
> > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm I've made that the
> > default printer for all the users on the laptop.
> > BUT I now see "access denied", does this mean that "limited accounts"
> > don't
> > get asked to enter an account? Or what permissions can I set on the
> > printer
> > itself?
> >
> >
>
>
>
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