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How to print from a workstation that isn't connected to the domain?

Posted on 2006-05-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi there,

I have a computer that is kind of public use so we haven't connected it to the domin.

I've set the printer security to anonymous, but i still can't connect to the printer via the add printer wizard.

any ideas on how to acheive this?

many thanks,

Question by:BrettskiWork
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Hi BrettskiWork,

if you \\servername, are you able to contact the server where the printer is installed
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Is this a network printer?  Why not just add the printer locally?

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its a network printer, don't have a copy of the drivers though so trying to do it via the server somehow
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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So download the drivers... That's the easiest thing to do - then set it up locally.

If that is really beyond doing (can't imagine why it would be), then establish a connection with a domain account to the server, map the printer as the user which will install the driver.  Then cahnge the port it's connected to.

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