Net Use

Posted on 2004-11-22
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
My computer is part of a domain1. Right now I am in a domain2 (but logged in domain1, not domain2) and want to print. How can I use the command "net use" to print to a printer in domain2?
Question by:calalon
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    net use \\printserver\printer * /user:domain2\user

    You will then be prompted to enter a password.  Once connected, you will remain connected until logged of or you use "net use \\printserver\printer /delete"
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Note: You may still need to browse the print server and actually "load" the printer in windows, but you will be authenticated with the server so it should let you see and do this.

    Author Comment

    The command works OK, so then how can i print?
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    As noted in my second comment, you may have to browe the print server (type "\\printservername" and locate the printer you want to print to.  Then double click it.  Once that's done, you can print to the printer you want (assuming correct security privilages for your account) by just selecting it from your list of printers when you go to print anything.

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