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Print Queue management security permission

I have multiple Windows 2003 & 2008 printer servers used in an 2003 Active Directory enviroment. When I create a print queue, it gives only the PRINT permission to the "everyone" group. However, I want the "everyone" group to also have the "manage documents" permission by default when I create the queue.

What can I do to automatically set this permission when creating a printer queue?

Does anyone have a script that will set this permission for all printers on my server? I currently have over 400 printers on various MS Clustered print queues. They are mostly HP Printers.

I'm not a scripter, so please be specific. Thank you for your assistance.
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Hardways8
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canaliCommented:
You can use SubInACL
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en

http://www.analogduck.com/bee/subinacl


SUBINACL /verbose=1 /printer "MY Laser" /grant=MYDOMAIN\Marketing=MP

Bye Gastone
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canaliCommented:
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MazdajaiCommented:
I have use SETACL, very simple to use.

SetACL.exe -on "\\server1\HP LaserJet 4050" -ot prn -actn ace
           -ace "n:domain1\HelpDesk;p:man_docs"

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On the above example. it sets permissions to manage documents for group ‘HelpDesk’ from domain ‘domain1' on printer ‘HP LaserJet 4050' on server ‘server1'.
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Why do you want to give the "Everyone" group the rights to manage documents?

By default, each user already has the right to manage their own print jobs to a printer but no one else's.  Giving the Everyone group rights to "manage documents" would enable anybody to cancel anyone else's print jobs on that printer.  That isn't an ability I would give to a typical user.
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Hardways8Author Commented:
Canali and Madajai, does Subinacl & setacl allow me to do apply the permission to all objects at once? Or do I need an entry for each printer? Is there a way to output the list first to see what the ACE's are?
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MazdajaiCommented:
Hardways8,

My apologizes for not responding as I have missed the notification. I have used setACL in a 2003 AD environment to set permission on printers. setACL set permission as a per object basis. If you need to apply multiple objects you can set a for loop statement.

Following is an example, substitute echo with setACL can accomplish your needs.
http://ss64.com/nt/for_f.html

for %i in (pritnerA printerB printerC) do @echo \\server\%i
\\server\pritnerA
\\server\printerB
\\server\printerC

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