Can not set default printer to a local printer
Posted on 2004-10-06
Windows NT 4.0 workstation SP6a with all patches and rollups.
I logged on with administrative rights and installed a local printer and set it as default. I then added permissions for a group called picking with full control over that printer in the printer properties. This is the only printer on that workstation.
Logging on as a member of the picking group, the printer is there but it can not be set as default. If I double click on the printer to open the queue box, the option to Set as Default is greyed out.
The printer name is 7 letters long and there are no spaces anywhere.
I tried to add to the registry ( KB 156212) but the user does not have permission to edit the registery.
The user only is a memeber of the local users group via group membership.
Trying to add the user to the local Power Users group did nothing, and adding the user to the local administrators group had an adverse effect in that nothing including control panel and task manager were accessable.
The workstation is part of an Windows 2003 AD domain in 2000 Native mode. It was previously a part of a Netware domain that has been retired and replaced by the AD domain.
Any information of how to fix this is appreciated. A new program is going into production Monday and it goes to the default printer, which if not found errors.