i am running a windows server 2003 with active directory. We have 20 client computers connected to the server, 1 network printer attached to a prin server., and one shared printer attached to a client machine.
i want the shared printer that ia attached to the machime, to be shared to the other 19 machines.
i loged on as the administrator on all the machines and have shared the printer to thoese machines workes fine and ok. When the administrator loges of ,and other users logs on and they go to the printer folder there is no printers attached to the machines. Log back on as the administrator and the printer is in the printer folders. Log on a user, then go to printer folder and add new printer and attache the share printer, prints ok, logs back of, logs on again and the printer is in the printers folder.
i want to attach the printer to the machines and not the users (we have over 400 users, which are under the age of 10) as the administrator i cant sit there and attach the printer to every user. There must be a way for the printer to be attached to the machines.
I havent had this problem befor, i have always shared a printer attached to machines, then gone to other machine and attached that shared printer to those machine, then other users can log on see the printer. And i have always done this in a workgroup and a domain.
i am running server 2003 active directory and xp pro client machines