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HI

I have the following:

We got a server with a domain "mydomain"
There is a computer A with UserA configuration and a shared printer with windows XP.
and I have a netbook computer with windows 7(Computer B) which is outside the domain but its user (UserB) is already set up in the server, so I can access to the shared folders in the server.

The problem is that UserB/ComputerB, can't connect it to the shared printer in ComputerA, because is always asking for a valid user, I have used most of the admin users of the servers without success.

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by:dimensionav
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I forgot to say the following:

1. I stablished full access for all users over the printer
2. I Created an admin user related to all the computers (support user) in the Computer B.
3. I created the same user in the computerA as in the computerB.

And nothing above worked
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by:theras2000
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Try mapping to the IPC share like this command below.  As it's a laptop, you may be best to put this script on a shortcut on the desktop, so you just have to run it once manually every day.

net use \\servername\IPC$ /user:mydomain\myuser
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I have created in the ComputerA (the printer host) the same user as ComputerB but as local user and not domain user. AND IT WORKED!
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by:Richard_Fields_Jr
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Did you have the printer plugged directly into Computer A? If thats the case that would most likely be the cause of the problem.
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by:dhanraj114
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I have the same situation. In this case what i do is access the Computer A which is connected with a shared printer using its IP Address from Laptop. I use Domain Admin credentials for accessing as the Computer A is the member of a Domain. This way I am able to use printer from Laptop. If you have created a Laptop's user a member of your Domain to access it, go to printer properties and security, add this member and provide access rights.

Hope this may help u.....
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by:dimensionav
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dhanraj114:

The printer used to have ALL (with full access) and never worked until I added the local user
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by:lvanalstyne
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Try this:

In a command window, run this:

rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /in /n"\\Computer A\Printer Name"

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314486
Complete printui.dll guide: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/2/c/82cffcfa-56f6-4fc3-bfa5-80cd84793871/PrintUIUsersGuide.doc


(PrintUIEntry is case sensitive)

You should get a box asking for credentials. If the user has domain credentials, put them in here, and make sure the "remember password" box is checked. Make sure to include the domain, like this: mydomain\username , otherwise it will try to login as ComputerB\username.

If they do NOT have a domain name, try putting in ComputerA\username, where username is a local account you created on the Computer A.

I'm not 100% sure if this will work if the user on Computer B is not an administrator. I know it works on XP machines, but not sure about Windows 7. Also, if there is more than one user, each user will have to do it themselves. You can create a shortcut on the desktop with the above line as the target, and each user would have to run it once.
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by:dimensionav
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Thanks
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