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Allowing only 20 users to network print.

By Poker ·
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An HP laser_jet printer is configured via IP (laserjet NIC) to a Windows 2000 server box with Web JetAdmin version 7.2. The IP address is a class "b". There are only 20 users that should be allowed to print (denying all others. All 20 users are on the same segment, but a different segment from the printer (the users and printer are on same floor). I would like to restrict all users from using the printer except for these 20 users.

This means if someone were to map thru the IP,they would be denied. Configuring the NIC card thru the web page, there is an access control section under the "networking" tab. You can allow up to ten users while restricting all others. What can be done to allow only 20 users to print is it possible??

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by hberkhoff In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

I think you have a problem there. You can not restrict further on the hardwarelevel of the jetdirect printserver. There are a few options.

1. For printing make use of another protocol, e.g. IPX/SPX (NWLink). Disable the IP protocol in the jetdirect. Make a new security group, called e.g. HPLaserjet_A. Make all 20 users member of that security group. Set the rights on the printer to only accept printjobs from that security group.

2. If that is not an option, you could put the printers in a different subnet, which the clients are not able to connect from the workplace. Also here make a new security group, called e.g. HPLaserjet_A. Make all 20 users member of that security group. Set the rights on the printer to only accept printjobsfrom that security group. This way the clients cannot connect directly through direct ip printing, they have to print through the printserver. No rights, no prints.

Good luck.

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by hberkhoff In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

It's obvious, but I forgot to mention with option 1. You also have to add the nwlink protocol to the printer server.

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by hberkhoff In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

Extra info on option 2:
For accessing the different/new subnet you can add a second ip address on the existing network adapter. So you don't have to install an extra network adapter for this solution

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by Poker In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

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by jose_12650 In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

Go to Active Directory Users and Computers (AD, if your have it0, create an OU named 20Users. (or named it whatever you want). Add the the twenty users to this OU as members. Go to the printer server, go to start, settings, printers. Right click the printer icon, click Security Tab. Remove the default users of the printer like Administrator, Creator Owner, Everyone, Print Operators, Server Operators. Then add 20Users.
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by jose_12650 In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

Synergy/dlo already assumes that your 20 users are already in a particular OU. It was not so stated in your problem. Although creating a security group or a separate OU would not be much an issue, since both containers can be assigned security permisssions on their own.

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by curlergirl In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

You don't need a separate OU, you can simply create a security group within AD in the same OU as the users. Add the users to that security group, then give the group rights to the printer - go to the Printers window on the server, right click and select Properties, go to the Security tab and add the group, and select the check boxes to allow Print, Manage Printers and Manage Documents access as you want. Make sure you remove the Everyone group (and any other groups or users except for Administrator and whatever other accounts or groups you use to manage the printers) from the Security settings to ensure that other users can't connect to or print to the printer. Hope this helps!

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by Poker In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

Active directory is not being used. It is a mixed domain, the PDC and BDC are NT 4.0 member servers are mixed.

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by jose_12650 In reply to Allowing only 20 users to ...

Did you try going to the printer server, start, settings, printers. Right click the printer icon, click Security Tab. Remove all the default users of the printer then add individually the 20 users you want to have print right on this printer?

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