I am 99% sure my question has nothing whatsoever to do with the printer model or manufacturer. It is probably a Windows XP-specific question.
Windows XP Pro SP2. HP PSC 1310 All-in-one. In Control Panel>Printers and Faxes printer is shown as off line. I right click and select "Use printer online" in popup menu. Error pops up "operation can not be completed. Access denied".
I am logged into the Windows Guest account without Windows admin prvileges and customer has forgot password to the only admin account. Safe mode Administrator account also has an unknown password.
Question. If you are NOT in a Windows admin account and you try to turn off line printer to online, will windows produce tye above error simply because you are not an admin. (i.e Windows may be more concerned about the opposite case "Use printer offline" for an online printer. THAT might be something which reasonably might be limited to admins and maybe they added the opposite command to the list.)
Please only reply if you are 100% sure or close.