Terminal Server - Prevent Users from seeing other printers
Posted on 2004-08-24
This is a windows 2003 terminal server running quickbooks enterprise.
A couple of interesting points about quickbooks enterprise and its requirements on terminal server:
According to their tech support users need to be in at least the Power Users group for the product to work correctly
Printer names can be no longer then 20 charecters for the printing to work from quickbooks
I have users accessing this from both inside and outside. The inside users have appropriately named printers that quickbooks can print from without an issue. For the outside users I've set up a script that renames their printer to one that meets the 20 charecter limit. This has worked for the most part except for a small issue:
It seems that the users can browse everyone elses printers. I've read an article that suggests power users can do this by default on a TS but I don't know where to modify this. The question is two fold:
Does the power user group membership give the ability to see other users printers?
How can I modify this permission to assure users only see their own printers?
I'm somewhat TS and 2003 savvy but this one is eluding me hence the 500pts. I welcome and appreciate all input and comments.