Access networked printer with an ID and password

Posted on 2004-08-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11

I have installed a printer to a computer on the network and share it out with some access right asigned to different users. I want to write a script(.bat file) for all the users so that when they start up their computer, the script will connect to the shared printer with the ID and password.

I'm thinking about using "net use", but not sure where to specify the Id and word. please advise. thanks.
Question by:freshpig
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I do something similar, connecting different groups to different printers.

I found Kixtart / Kix Scripts were superb at this and worked a treat.

Have a look at Kixtart logon scripts and you should find what you need

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Actually I'm looking for a simpler solution. This is not for a client/server environment. It's for a workgroup. One printer is connected to one computer and shared out. I want to create a user account on this computer for accessing the printer. Then a script will be created and copied to the startup folder of the rest of the computers. The script will connect to the shared out printer with the specified user account and password, without the users doing anything. We are using Win 2K and XP systems. Please advise. thanks.

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This document talks about one way of connecting a network printer from the command line
You can actually install a printer on the system, goto the properties, sharing and add users who need access. Then use  a script and the above utility to map the printer to specific users.

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