file/print permissions

when assigning file/print permissions to users, do I need to be logged into the file/print server or I can do from my workstation by mapping a drive to the file/print server?

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Dear jskfan,

you can delegate management of a printer device on a print server, to your AD user account (or in fact if you prefer an AD group, or multiple AD user accounts).
When you then as that user connect to the printer on your client, it means you can manage the printer as well as queued print jobs, directly from your client.

The delegation, you can either do directly on the printer object on your print server, or on the printer object published through AD.

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
what about the file server (shares/folders NTFS permissions)?
You can of course do all that remotely.
In case of the printers, you just enter \\PrintServerName in the address bar in Explorer, then double-click on the "Printers and Faxes" share.
For NTFS permissions, it depends on what you're trying to do. It's always possible to do it remotely with a mapped network drive (some tools, for example xcacls.vbs, do not like UNCs), but if you want to edit permissions on a deep folder tree with lots of files, you're usually better off with a local logon, because access will be faster than over the network.
jskfanAuthor Commented:
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