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By riazmasood ·
Installed printer with Adminstrator Login and as well with a user login, only Admin is able to access the printer.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Printing issues

Is this in a domain or in a workgroup?

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by ccollins In reply to Printing issues

Or a local or network printer... Network printers are kept in your profile and are per user.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Printing issues

microsoft has scads of info on how to make a network printer available to 'all users' of a computer. check it out at support.microsoft.com and also technet.microsoft.com. very interesting.
but to quite torturing you and answer your question try this:
here is how i cheat to get a network printer available to all users of a box. it is good that you've already installed it and seen it work under the Administrator account. login Administrator again and check the printer properties. check the Details tab (i think) and find out exactly the name of the network port it created to use during your first install. send a test page just to keep it plain it works this way. Now reinstall a new instance of this printer but this time lie (you know you want to) and say it is a local printer on lpt1. just don't do a test page because it won't work yes? then after printer is all installed go into the properties of that new 'local' printer and change the port. Unchecka lpt1 and checka the network port you wrote down above. then test print. once that is working, re-login as a user and test print. This works because by default, a local printer is installed for All Users and a network printer is installed and available only in the profile it was installed in 'the Current User'...
if microsoft would test their stuff on somebody who doesn't live in Silicon Valley I bet we wouldn't have these problems....

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by technicallyright In reply to Printing issues

Have you checked the security properties for the printer?

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by wwnexc In reply to Printing issues

OK, open the printer properties and go to security. Give the users the right to print.

If you can't find this tab, open the explorer and from the Tools menu select FOLDER OPTIONS. Under View unselect "Simple Sharing" or similar...

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by wwnexc In reply to Printing issues

OK, open the printer properties and go to security. Give the users the right to print.

If you can't find this tab, open the explorer and from the Tools menu select FOLDER OPTIONS. Under View unselect "Simple Sharing" or similar...

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by seanmcpherson In reply to Printing issues

Here is the way I get it to work for everyone on a network. You install the printer as a local printer. Don't choose LPT1, go down to the bottom and create a new port and choose TCP/IP port and put in the IP address of the printer. Obviously, if you aren't on a network do LPT1.

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