sharing shared network printer
Posted on 2003-03-29
i have 2 site; lets call it site A and site b
site A has 1 server setup
this server is installed with WIN NT 4.0, belongs to a workgroup, and has a printer attached to it. (use LPT port 1) This printer is set to be shared. (this machine is a printer server) I have also installed RAS service on this machine
site B is a domain, one of the machine acts as RAS client and makes dial up to the server in site A. This RAS client machine also installed with WINNT 4.0. It uses a local admin account to dial up to the machine in SITE A. I have added the shared printer in the server in site A on the RAS client machine.
What I wanted to achieve is to allow all PC residing on SITE B can access the shared printer. I also want this machine to be able to spool print job and act as a printer server even when the connection to the distant server on site b is lost. The printer does not have a lan card, and the client does not want to use printer server like jet direct...so please tell me what i can do to make this possible.