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How to let anonymous users to print on windows 2003 member


I would like to let anonymous user (even non domain user) to print on printer server running windows 2003 and which is domain member. I already add "every one" on security tab on printer but it don't work.
How can i do that?

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Hi makanzore,

Please refer to the link below.

Hope this helps.
You can also use this one. This is what I am doing in my case.
I know this is in conflict with your question, but the only way I know of to do this is to enable the guest account for your domain. This really isn't recommended, and leaves you with security problems - I would advise against doing this.

As suggested in the links above, you could just create local queues on each of the 'visitor' laptops/PCs, which would bypass the need for domain credentials. However this would involve manual work on each machine.

The best way to do this in my opinion, is to create a generic domain account (i.e. 'Visitor'), and ensure that it has permissions to print to your printers, but nothing else. Set a relatively complex password (which ideally would be changed on a regular basis), and simply provide these credentials to your visitors when they need to print.

When they try to add the printer they will just need to enter the credentials you gave them when it prompts for them. This is by far the safest way to achieve visitors printing in your environment, though it may not be what you're looking for.


makanzoreAuthor Commented:
thank you guys

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