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Sharing Printers on Win98 problem

By Crazydave ·
I have a Win98 machine on a NT network that refuses to share its printer. File and print sharing is set up properly, and the machine is logging on to the network. I can get it top share when set to 'Share-Level' access, but after a reboot it defaults back to user-level access. At user-level access it won't grab a list of users from the PDC for me to give access to the printer. I don't mind which type of share access I use, as long as the printer is shared out. I have been wrestling with the thought that the user list on the PDC hasn't been setup properly but it looks and works fine for everything else. Anyone got any ideas?

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by rcsd In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

This answer is most likely wrong and probably will just tick you off. Nevermind, forget I even started to answer.. Well, while I'm here..

Are you certain that the correct domain name is in your "access control" under "Network Properties"? Sometimes using the NAME of the PDC works, other times you must use the domain name.

Hope this helps.

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by Crazydave In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

I've tried that, all it does is it gives me a message saying which domain the PDC is controlling and defaults back to the domain name.

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by Cader In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

Just a few tips.
If you are using TCP/IP make sure all of the IP information is correct (DNS, WINS ect.) Also, if you have information in your workgroup area and the microsoft client installed with the checkbox marked to login to a domain, make sure that both the domain name and workgroup name are the same and in the same case. I have seen this cause some weird problems before. Is there a mandatory user profile in use or a system profile? Are you alowing changes to be made that are "Reset" when rebooting and logging in?

Just some suggestions, Hope they help.

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by Crazydave In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

Thanks for the Systems Pofile suggestion, I can't believe I didn't think of it myself. The problem was that whoever originally setup the policies added user-level access but listed the domain as a workstation.

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

You probably have a system policy (config.pol) in the NETLOGON share of your servers that is forcing you to do user level sharing. If its security provider is set wrong as mentioned above, you will have the same trouble. You want to use the DOMAIN ad a "Windows NT Domain" as the security provider. The only time you would use a single server is if user accounts are setup there and it is not a Domain Controller.

As far as user lists, if users can logon to the system, they're working. The SAM (Security Accounts Manager) stores users and groups for logon and security, and it's what you would be querying to add users to the printer.

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by Crazydave In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

Thanks for the Systems Pofile suggestion, I can't believe I didn't think of it myself. The problem was that whoever originally setup the policies added user-level access but listed the domain as a workstation.

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by bill.parks In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

Did you try adding the computer name in Server Manager? Add it, reboot the PC, login and make sure you have selected user-level access.

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by Crazydave In reply to Sharing Printers on Win98 ...

The computer has appeared on the server manager, but still no luck with the user-level access

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