Authenticate to a Server Through Script
Posted on 2009-05-14
Greetings Experts! Here's my dilemma. I have several users in my office that are contract employees. Their laptops are not joined to my domain, however they do have domain user accounts. They need to use our workgroup printers from time to time. Problem is, before the print server will allow them to send a job through, they must authenticate to the print server since their machines are not on the domain. I've just been having them open and explorer window and type \\servername in the address bar. That prompts them to authenticate. Once they do, obviously a window with all of our shared printers opens. They close that window. Now they are able to print.
I would like to create a batch file that pops the login box to the server and finishes. I've tried just plain ol' START \\Servername but that still leaves the shared printers window open once they authenticate.
Any thoughts on how I can authenticate their domain account to the server without jumping through this many hoops? Thanks in advance. Sorry for what might be an easy question. I'm a network/hardware dude; not a scripting/coding dude. Thanks again!