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I have a print server in a workgroup. How can I enable access to the printers on the server to other users/groups in the same workgroup?
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To be sure, it's not a pc that serves as a print server, it's really a print server for the printer?
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It`s a pc that serves as a print serve. Windows 2000 professional. When I`m logged in from my laptio (not the print server) as an administrator I get the acces s to add printers. But when I log on to an ordinary user account (let`s call the account John) I` m not able to add the printer or even see the printers on the server.
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You need to add the usernames (with passwords) of the other pc's to your printserver pc.

It is normal that you cannot add hardware or software, in this case it's a printer, when you don't have admin rights. So to install a printer you need to have admin rights.
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So, pc1: username= x, password =y

This should be added to the pc that serves as printserver. So you should be able to logon on the printserver with the useraccount that is configured on another pc.
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Thanks for your reply..
So if I understand you correct, I`ll have to give all users admin rights?In the example given above I gave John an account with admin rights on the printserv. I gave him permission to logon to the server without password, allthough he need password to logon to his own pc. But he still was not able to logon/install a printer.
And by granting the users admin rights, wouldn`t this cause som securty holes?
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The passwords have to be the same on the different machines (printserver and pc)

Just give admin rights to install the printer, afterwards remove those rights. And you don't need to give admin rights on the print server pc. Just add the usernames with the same password as on their pc's.
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Thanx,

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