Printer sharing in Win 2000 professional
Posted on 2001-09-12
I've installed Windows 2000 Professional (SP2) in 10 PCs which are networked in a workgroup. Some of the workstations connected to the local printer and some are not connected to the local printer.
So, i shared the printer which are connected to the Workstation A (WRK A). Then, for the printer i gave all rights to everyone to manage and print the documents.
From workstation B (after login as administrator), i installed the printer which are attached to workstation A. and i can print it without any problem.
But, when another normal user logged into the worksatation B, he cannot able to see the printer installed by the administrator. So, i installed it again and this time it asked for the password. So, i entered the username and password and can installed and print the documents. Suppose the same user log out and log in again, he/she have to enter the password again or reinstall the printer and print it. Since i don't want the user to enter the username and password to print everytime, i created the username and set the same password in Workstation A although the that particular user will print from the workstation B.
Is there any method where once installed the driver, anybody can print it without entering the username or password in order to print? (Of course, they will be logged in to the local Win 2000 workstation) Why do i have to create the username in workstation A? I do not want to create username in workstation A just for printing. Anybody should be able to print since it is a peer-to-peer network. Am i supposed to do trust relationship or something? If yes, please specify how to do it?