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How can I give non-domain users access to a printer share on a domain controller?

Posted on 2003-11-24
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I have a printer share on a Windows 2003 Domain Controller.  The guest account is disabled as per good security practice.  I would like to give some non-domain users on the network (which is admittedly bad security practice) access to print.  What are my options besides:

- turning on the guest account
- connecting the printer locally

Thanks!
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hmmm, i think if i was in your position,
if temporary --> i would set the printer up locally
if long time  --> i would create a user, that is allowed to print but not logon to the domain. (you need to create a local login script that creates an IPC$ mapping to the printserver

hope it helps
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Is the printer connected to the DC?

If it is not and it is connected to your network with an IP address,
set it up locally using the standard TCP/IP port and the printers IP address.  YOu will need to install the drives on the system.  I do not believe they need to be in your domain to use it.
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by:mwinder
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sr75, it is connected to the DC, but good advice.  I appreciate the suggestion.
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