How to share printer among client easily

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Environment:
1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
2. All client has their local HP printer

Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?

It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.

It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and need to
print to each other.

TIA

max.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not good,
    but better than making the Admins.

    --
    Vera Noest
    MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    *----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*

    max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:

    >
    > Environment:
    > 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    > 2. All client has their local HP printer
    >
    > Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    >
    > It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    >
    > It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    > need to print to each other.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > max.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    Thanks a lot !

    I will try it.

    在 Mon, 17 May 2004 05:50:58 -0700 时, "Vera Noest [MVP]"
    <Vera.Noest@remove-this.hem.utfors.se> 写了:

    >A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not good,
    >but better than making the Admins.
    >
    > --
    >Vera Noest
    >MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    >http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    >*----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*
    >
    >max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    >news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:
    >
    >>
    >> Environment:
    >> 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    >> 2. All client has their local HP printer
    >>
    >> Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    >>
    >> It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    >>
    >> It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    >> need to print to each other.
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> max.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    Hi

    I have try it but does not work.

    Could you tell another way to solve it ?

    max.


    在 Mon, 17 May 2004 23:28:53 +0800 时, max chen <2609@21cn.com> 写了:

    >Thanks a lot !
    >
    >I will try it.
    >
    >在 Mon, 17 May 2004 05:50:58 -0700 时, "Vera Noest [MVP]"
    ><Vera.Noest@remove-this.hem.utfors.se> 写了:
    >
    >>A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not good,
    >>but better than making the Admins.
    >>
    >> --
    >>Vera Noest
    >>MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    >>http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    >>*----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*
    >>
    >>max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    >>news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Environment:
    >>> 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    >>> 2. All client has their local HP printer
    >>>
    >>> Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    >>>
    >>> It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    >>>
    >>> It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    >>> need to print to each other.
    >>>
    >>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> max.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    Maybe, if you tell why it doesn't work.
    Exactly what did you do?
    Exactly what error message did you get (if any)?

    --
    Vera Noest
    MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    --- please respond in newsgroup, NOT by private email ---

    max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    news:g9ela0p09g0fg29sgon7brr3p7ibdtiau6@4ax.com:

    > Hi
    >
    > I have try it but does not work.
    >
    > Could you tell another way to solve it ?
    >
    > max.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > 在 Mon, 17 May 2004 23:28:53 +0800 时, max chen
    > <2609@21cn.com> 写了:
    >
    >>Thanks a lot !
    >>
    >>I will try it.
    >>
    >>在 Mon, 17 May 2004 05:50:58 -0700 时, "Vera Noest [MVP]"
    >><Vera.Noest@remove-this.hem.utfors.se> 写了:
    >>
    >>>A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not
    >>>good, but better than making them Admins.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>Vera Noest
    >>>MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    >>>http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    >>>*----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*
    >>>
    >>>max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    >>>news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Environment:
    >>>> 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    >>>> 2. All client has their local HP printer
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    >>>>
    >>>> It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    >>>>
    >>>> It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    >>>> need to print to each other.
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>> max.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    Vera, it sounds like these are remote clients that are NOT domain members. If this is the case, printing to a remote office whould be contingent upon users having an active RDP Session and a shared printer.

    I can't think of any simple way to solve this problem, but would be interested in others who may ave dealt with this kind of situation.

    Another option would be to add a free PDF Printer to the terminal server and have users save the output in a specific location or email to the other users.

    Max, can you be a little more specific about the setup, i.e. how the clients are connected, if they're all in different offices, if they're using VPN...

    Patrick Rouse
    Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    http://www.workthin.com

    ----- Vera Noest [MVP] wrote: -----

    Maybe, if you tell why it doesn't work.
    Exactly what did you do?
    Exactly what error message did you get (if any)?

    --
    Vera Noest
    MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    --- please respond in newsgroup, NOT by private email ---

    max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    news:g9ela0p09g0fg29sgon7brr3p7ibdtiau6@4ax.com:

    > Hi
    >> I have try it but does not work.
    >> Could you tell another way to solve it ?
    >> max.
    >>>>> 在 Mon, 17 May 2004 23:28:53 +0800 时, max chen
    ><2609@21cn.com> 写了:
    >>>Thanks a lot !
    >>>>I will try it.
    >>>>在 Mon, 17 May 2004 05:50:58 -0700 时, "Vera Noest [MVP]"
    >><Vera.Noest@remove-this.hem.utfors.se> 写了:
    >>>>>A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not
    >>>good, but better than making them Admins.
    >>>>>> --
    >>>Vera Noest
    >>>MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    >>>http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    >>>*----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*
    >>>>>>max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    >>>news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:
    >>>>>>>>>>> Environment:
    >>>> 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    >>>> 2. All client has their local HP printer
    >>>>>>>> Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    >>>>>>>> It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    >>>>>>>> It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    >>>> need to print to each other.
    >>>>>>>> TIA
    >>>>>>>> max.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    Vera,
    we are installing shared printers along a network and sometimes when the
    terminal server sesion is closed, the printers are deleted.

    printer permissions are lost when re-login to terminal server, that's the
    case of non administrator users. Admin users don't get this problem.


    it seems like you had the same problem and the solution you found were
    making all users Administrators or Printer Operators.

    how did you configure Printer Operators? is Printer Operator a default
    windows group or a user defined one?


    thanks!


    "Vera Noest [MVP]" <Vera.Noest@remove-this.hem.utfors.se> escribió en el
    mensaje news:Xns94EC970E298A9veranoesthemutforsse@207.46.248.16...
    > A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not good,
    > but better than making the Admins.
    >
    > --
    > Vera Noest
    > MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    > http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    > *----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*
    >
    > max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    > news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:
    >
    > >
    > > Environment:
    > > 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    > > 2. All client has their local HP printer
    > >
    > > Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    > >
    > > It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    > >
    > > It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    > > need to print to each other.
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > max.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsnt.terminalserver.client (More info?)

    I've never had this problem myself, but suggested the Print
    Operators group as a quick fix, slightly better then making all
    users Administrators.
    Print Operators is a standard windows group.

    --
    Vera Noest
    MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    *----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*

    "Liliana" <lipama@montevideo.com.uy> wrote in
    news:uFbGfkfaEHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:

    > Vera,
    > we are installing shared printers along a network and sometimes
    > when the terminal server sesion is closed, the printers are
    > deleted.
    >
    > printer permissions are lost when re-login to terminal server,
    > that's the case of non administrator users. Admin users don't
    > get this problem.
    >
    >
    > it seems like you had the same problem and the solution you
    > found were making all users Administrators or Printer Operators.
    >
    > how did you configure Printer Operators? is Printer Operator a
    > default windows group or a user defined one?
    >
    >
    > thanks!
    >
    >
    >
    > "Vera Noest [MVP]" <Vera.Noest@remove-this.hem.utfors.se>
    > escribió en el mensaje
    > news:Xns94EC970E298A9veranoesthemutforsse@207.46.248.16...
    >> A solution could be to make all users Printer Operators. Not
    >> good, but better than making the Admins.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Vera Noest
    >> MCSE,CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
    >> http://hem.fyristorg.com/vera/IT
    >> *----------- Please reply in newsgroup -------------*
    >>
    >> max chen <2609@21cn.com> wrote in
    >> news:kbcga095pr5mcob9hmc16df28d5bo8jm0q@4ax.com:
    >>
    >> >
    >> > Environment:
    >> > 1. Win2003 Ts server + client 5.x.x
    >> > 2. All client has their local HP printer
    >> >
    >> > Is there a (easy) way to let them print to each other ?
    >> >
    >> > It's not good to put all of them to administratos group.
    >> >
    >> > It nessarroy to me because they are in different location and
    >> > need to print to each other.
    >> >
    >> > TIA
    >> >
    >> > max.
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