?
Solved

Add printer to Windows Server Guest Account

Posted on 2008-10-02
8
Medium Priority
?
324 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
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?
0
Comment
Question by:al4629740
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
sk_raja_raja earned 1500 total points
ID: 22626620
no guest account doesnot have permissions to connect to printer
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:sk_raja_raja
ID: 22626641
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:al4629740
ID: 22745154
This is for an XP Professional environment
0
Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:sk_raja_raja
ID: 22745213
did you try this in windows xp ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:al4629740
ID: 22745273
not yet, let me do it
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:sk_raja_raja
ID: 22745325
ok..do it and post the results
0
 

Author Comment

by:al4629740
ID: 22814116
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:al4629740
ID: 31502478
basically you can't do it with a new guest account
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Some time ago I faced the need to use a uniform folder structure that spanned across numerous sites of an enterprise to be used as a common repository for the Software packages of the Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure. Because the procedu…
Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…

800 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