Solved

Exposing a network printer to the internet.

Posted on 2008-06-23
1
263 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I need to get a remote client printing documents to our local network printer here.  Normally we set up a VPN/RDP and use printer redirection for this, but this client is on the same subnet we are.  We've established a workaround for RDP access, but I can't figure out how to get a print driver installed on their network that will route jobs here.  

Is there a way to open a network printer to the internet?  I don't want to do this, but changing one of our subnets is not an option, and I need a solution.  Suggestion welcome.  Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:WG_Rowland
1 Comment
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
tigermatt earned 250 total points
ID: 21847215
I assume the printer is installed and shared on one of your Server 2003 servers. In this case, you can enable Internet Printing in Server 2003 to expose the printers to the 'net. The only problem with this is your client will need a username and password to authenticate to your server - otherwise anyone could print to your printers!

Once the option is installed and the client workstation is able to connect to port 80 on the server it is installed on, you need to visit the http://address to server/printers on the remote client workstation and find the printer. You are then given the option to make a connection, which installs the printer locally and allows the client to print to it.

Here's more detailed guides and information from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323428

-tigermatt
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On a regular basis I get questions about slow RDP performance, RDP connection problems, strange errors and even BSOD, remote computers freezing or restarting after initiation of a remote session. In a lot of this cases the quick solutions made b…
Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question