I have a windows domain using 2003 R2 server.
The network printers are setup through the printer server role and the gateway for the printers was setup as the ip address of the printer server so only printing jobs coming from the printer server will print.
I am deploying printers to xp clients using a per-machine connection.
I would like for visitors that logon to some of those computers using local credentials (they are not members of the domain) to be able to use the deployed printers.
If the local account has the same username and password as an account in the domain the printers are available.
If the local account has the same username but different password than an account in the domain the printers are not available.
And of course local accounts that do not match any account in the domain do not have access to the printers.
By no access or not available I mean that the printers are visible in the printer control panel, but the status is access denied, I cannot even open the properties dialog box let alone print.
My question is, am I forgetting to configure something? or is not possible to give to local users access to the deployed printers despite the fact that they were deployed to the computer not to a particular user?
October 19, 2006 1:07 PM
October 23, 2006 6:06 PM