Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Win2000 SUS Server Will Not Allow Setup of Web Printing in IIS

Posted on 2003-12-11
5
Medium Priority
?
167 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a brand new Windows 2000 Server running the latest version of SUS(sp1).  Software Update Services (SUS) is working great and updating all machines on the network with necessary updates.  Next week this server will also become a print server with hopes of enabling web printing on it as well.

When I first installed SUS on another of our print servers running web printing it disabled web printing and I was no longer able to get out to the web printing site to install or browse printers.  On this new server, SUS was installed first and web printing was added afterwards and we are still not able to get out to the web printing site.  For those of you who don't know, web printing is very simple to setup and there is not a lot that can go wrong when setting it up.

Anyway, it seems that SUS is somehow disabling web printing or changing the permissions on the web printing virtual directory in IIS and disallowing the use of it.

Does anyone have any ideas?  Do I have to re-enable something that SUS has disabled in order for this to work?  Do I have to reset permissions on the web printing directory and if so, will this effect permissions on the SUS directory?  I was hoping to try a few things without messing up SUS.

Thanks,
D. J.
0
Comment
Question by:djplante
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
ocon827679 earned 1000 total points
ID: 9921801
This is normal behavior, a "functions as designed" as it were.  When SUS is installed it locks down IIS for security purposes.  MS wants you to be able to trust that what you download from its update site is free and clear of any abuse.  One of the holes that they had to plug was IIS on the SUS server.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:ocon827679
ID: 9921891
Look at this white paper.  It talks about the IIS Lockdown to keep the server secure.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/docs/SUS_Deployguide_sp1.doc
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Instead of error trapping or hard-coding for non-updateable fields when using QODBC, let VBA automatically disable them when forms open. This way, users can view but not change the data. Part 1 explained how to use schema tables to do this. Part 2 h…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
Suggested Courses

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question