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Sharing printer between 2 Win2K stations

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Not having any luck with this!

Both stations run Win2k Pro.  Station1 and Station2 are both members of WORKGROUP.  Printer is on Station1.  If I login as Admin on Station2, I can share and use the printer just fine.  Any other users on Station2 cannot use the printer.

Any help at all?
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Question by:dougp23
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by:JammyPak
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You need to create user accounts on station1 with the same name and password as the users on station2 are using. Alternately, enabling the 'guest' account should work, but it's less secure.

JP
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by:pcbrat
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Or you could just share the printer from station 1 where the printer is and just share it for everyone to print.

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by:dougp23
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I have tried accounts with same username and password, but it seems like Win2k knows that "User1" from "Station1" is different from "User1" from "Station2".

The printer is shared, with permissions for everyone to print and manage jobs.  Still no go.  

Any other thoughts?
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by:pcbrat
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What are the rights that you gave the users on the wstations?

Are they able to add a printer? Or at least see it if it is shared?
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by:pcbrat
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What are the rights that you gave the users on the wstations?

Are they able to add a printer? Or at least see it if it is shared?
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jhassett23 earned 400 total points
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Have you tried going into the advanced tab and then the advanced button of users and groups and double click on the user and made sure that at least one of the password settings is checked?  We have a workgroup in place and migrating to a domain, but for local lpt printers shared out, we had to at least have the "password never expires" checkbox checked or the user cannot change password box checked.  Doesn't lend to security, but got us around it for the past 6 months
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by:dougp23
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That was it (uncheck "user must change password at next login")
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