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printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

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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Network Printer

by jasong224 In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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

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Connect to the IP address of the printer

by Jonny Memonic In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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.

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workgroup PC domain printer

by Edward35 In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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

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Great help Thanks

by Redog70 In reply to workgroup PC domain print ...

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!

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workgroup PC domain printer

by Edward35 In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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

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printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

by Chris Homer In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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

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printing from workgroup PC to domain printer

by Chris Homer In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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

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possibility

by blackepyon01 In reply to printing from workgroup P ...

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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