adding a printer without admin rights
Posted on 2009-05-07
A friend would like to print at home with his company laptop. Vista. Wireless home network with shared printer.
The administrative account on that laptop has been disabled buy his work IT. I contacted her suggesting she set up an additional user account for this purpose. She has suggested that Jeff buy a wireless printer.
The problem I see with that is... a wireless printer becomes part of the peer to peer wireless home network that we can not access or set up on the laptop without administrator rights.
Another option would be to add a wired printer to that laptop in Jeff's home office, however, I don't think we can add a printer to that laptop with no administrator rights. We have not tried this.
The existing network setting are on a domain for work server.