W2k machine does not allow assigning of default printers

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The machine in question has two printers installed. One network printer and a local printer on the LPT1 port. When the machine is logged into a specific profile it will not allow any printer to be assigned as the default. Both printers work (can print from word, and test pages) although most applications are unable to print to them. The local printer is even visible across the network as other machines can print to it. I need to work out how to assign the local printer as the default, so the user can print from their profile

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You mentioned logging into a profile…. I presume, then, that we’re talking about an NT or AD network that’s being logged into?

If so, make sure that the user has been given security access to the local printer! It sounds strange, but you *can* be denied access to your own, attached printer if the security’s been buggered around with.

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