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    printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

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    by pr0teus ·

    Setup a machine for users to work on docs and spreadsheets, but client doesn’t want this machine joined to domain. However, I need to have this outside machine (windows 2000) print on a regular basis to the network printer. If I attempt to access a folder on the server I am (of course) prompted for username and password – but with no option to save password. Thereafter, I can print with no problems, but I cannot have users doing this each time they want to print, furthermore I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT give them the admin username/password required to access the server shares.

    tried a NET USE shortcut, but it asking for password (NOT asking for username though) and then does not accept the admin password (wondering if I need to provide a builtin password for the printer – which I do not know BTW).

    Thanks in advance

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    • #3136652

      Network Printer

      by jasong224 ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      If the printer has a network interface card and the printer and workstation are both on the same IP schema, you should be able to configure the workstation to print directly to the printer via the network without requiring authentication from your domain.

      Hope this helps,
      Jason

    • #3196682

      Connect to the IP address of the printer

      by jonny memonic ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      I agree with the first reply:
      If the printer is connected directly to the network. You could do a direct connect to the ip address of the printer in the printer setup wizard and that should work for you.

    • #3198409

      workgroup PC domain printer

      by edward35 ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      use add printer utility choose local printer untick automatically detect choose create port TCP/IP put in address of printer and bam you are off

      • #2776323

        Great help Thanks

        by redog70 ·

        In reply to workgroup PC domain printer

        Had a problem with a user who is renting deskspace and needed to use the network printers. I was just about to setup a user account for printing only and all that that entails when i came accross this thread. I set up as suggested i.e. Add printer,choose local printer attached to this computer, untick detect plug and play printer, Create a new port TCP/IP, next, put in ip address of the printer, install drivers, print test page etc
        Thanks for posting this!

    • #3198408

      workgroup PC domain printer

      by edward35 ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      use add printer utility choose local printer untick automatically detect choose create port TCP/IP put in address of printer and bam you are off and running

    • #3211678

      printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      by chris homer ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      Hi there, I have the same problem at a school im working in. A laptop in a workgroup will occasionally need access to the printer, it will only print once a username \ password has been entered when trying to logon to the server shares. If i try to print before entering that username \ password, it simply says “Access is denied”. I was thinking maybe something along the lines of a batch file set to run on startup?

      Thanks,

      Chris

    • #3211652

      printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      by chris homer ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      net use \\server\printer /user:user@domain passwasshere /persistent:yes
      Exit

      Put this into startup as a bat and it seems to work ok at the moment, time will tell though

    • #2788815

      possibility

      by blackepyon01 ·

      In reply to printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

      Create an account on the server with his local username/pass and arrange the permissions so that the account has only permissions to print/and whatever else you wish him to have access to. This usually works for me.

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