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Add printer to Windows Server Guest Account

Posted on 2008-10-02
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I have windows 2000 server.   From the XP clients I logon as a Guest builtin user.  However, I can't browse the network to connect to a printer.  Is there a way to do this with the Guest Account.  OR is there a way to have a printer automatically installed for Guest user Accounts?
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no guest account doesnot have permissions to connect to printer
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try this and see if it works (this is only for VISTA)

You first need to get the Vista printer driver for the network printer (I'm assuming this computer is NOT Vista) loaded onto the Vista machine and THEN connect the printer directly to your Vista machine and get it working. Then connect the printer as it was originally and try to add a printer. When it asks for a Local or Network, choose Local (against instinct) and when it asks for printer, enter \\ComputerName\PrinterName (best to ascertain this before starting the procedure.) This should overrider the system security and install your printer properly.
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This is for an XP Professional environment
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did you try this in windows xp ?
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not yet, let me do it
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ok..do it and post the results
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The problem with this is that I need to do this for every computer.  Is there a way to connect a Guest account to the resources on our network.
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basically you can't do it with a new guest account
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