Connection to network printer lost after logoff/logon.
Posted on 2004-10-04
I have NT Server, 25 XP Pro machines and 5 laptops on a domain. I set up a network printer (HP Business Jet 2230), connected to it on one of the laptops (logged in as user) and works fine. When I restart or logoff/logon the connection to the network printer is lost and it doesn't appear in Printers folder. However if you logon as network Administrator it's retained.
I have tried installing it as network user, local Administrator, network Administrator, but can only ever see it as network Administrator. The user has full control permissions on the printer.
I have also tried installing it (with all account types), as a local printer (as the wizard says to if it is a network printer but doesn't have a print server) - couldn't find IP settings on the printer itself so I typed it's network name, but the laptop doesn't find it, although can obviously find it if installed as a network printer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated - sorry about the low points, it's all I have left and Experts Exchange wont accept my British credit card!!