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How can i set a printer to a persons whose laptop is not in the domain

Hi,

How can i set a printer to a persons whose laptop is not in the domain.

Need to give access to a laptop to be able to print .
I dont want to add it to domain
Dont want to use any usernames in that laptop.
Any way to configure.?

Regards
Sharath
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hdhondtCommented:
If the printer has an IP address, you can connect to it by creating a Standard TCP/IP port
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TwisteddkCommented:
As hdhondt says.. From the Laptop perspective, you need to adress the printer as IP printer. That means printing directly to the queue.

HOWEVER... You need to be able to configure the laptop to be allowed to print on the printqueue for the printer. This is normally nor the purview of the domainserver, so it's rarely domain sensitive, but it would depend on your network configuration, as many smaller business networks have some "odd" security scheme installed.
If you have no firewalls or routing issues, then it'll work straight "out of the box". Otherwise you need to configure the firewalls and route strings aswell as the printer queue to be able to accept the printer port (usually 515) from the laptop and allow it to transmit to the printerserver/queue, and additionally, if your server/queue has security, also open for printing here.
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hdhondtCommented:
It would be good if we had some more details on the network, the PC setup, etc...
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Hi,

As this is a regular activity i was woundering if some script can do it.

The machine are set to take the Dhcp ip from out network.

Say if you get your laptops to my network.You will have no permissions on the network .Then how can i connect such laptop to the printer...
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hdhondtCommented:
If you have permission to add a local printer, then you can add it with a Standard TCP/IP port. It can be done via a script, but only if you have permissions to add a local printer.

Note that the printer should have a static address. A DHCP address will eventually change (unless special measures are taken); when that happens you will stop printing.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Network printer has a static ip assigned.

In the script we should have an option to assign credentials if required.
Can i have a script for this...
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