Allowing domain user's and local user's access a printer
Posted on 2004-04-18
I have installed a new Windows 2000 Pro PC to host our main printer. Up until this point, this print server was being hosted on a Windows98 PC. I would like the printer on this PC to be accessable by absolutely ANYONE, whether a domain user or a local user (this is what was happenning on the Win98 PC).
When I installed this PC, I named it PRINTSERVER, set it as part of WORKGROUP (most of our network is part of a domain call COMP_DM) and shared the printer with full control to the Everyone group. When everyone anyone attempts to connect to this PC, it prompts for a username and password. When I enter PRINTSERVER's administrator username and password it connects and I can access the printer and print documents. As soon as I logoff, this access is forgotton and I have to browse to the printer and enter a username and password again.
I don't care how insecure this PC is. I want everyone and anyone to be able to print to this printer. Can someone please help?