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I have a couple of XP SP3 Pro boxes that are not on my domain.  They were able to print to my 2003 print server that was also a domain controller.  I have recently upgraded the DC/Printserver to 2k8 and now the only way I can get the local users on the XP boxes to print is to make them an admin on the local workstation.  This is not an option since these machines are used by people who we do not want to make changes to the system.  How can I get the XP box to print to the 2k8 print server?  I also do not want to do a direct IP print from the workstation.  Any assistance will be appreciated.
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by:R. Andrew Koffron
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I haven't seen this exact problem but you could try making them authenticate to the server in a script file, maybe map a share that's empty, but still creates a security context with the sever.
Like I said not seen this exact issue but suggesting the first thing I'd try.
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@serialband how would a policy kick in on machine not in the domain? when the server was upgraded.  it doesn't make sense to me.

@sarasotaymca do you have the right drivers for the client machines loaded and shared on the printserver? and security to allow the clients to access the driver files?
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by:sarasotaymca
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Serialband, i had seen that post and it did not work.  I also looked at the KB article and the blog and they are both talking about computers that are on the domain.  The XP box is not joined to the domain, they are stand alone workstations.
Harel66, I have setup a users using the following command:
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr and added a user that I created for this.  When I add the domain admin account it works fine but when I add a user account it gives me Access Denied to the printer.
Not sure what else to try.  May try making the user in teh KRShowKeyMgr a power user and see what happens.
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by:R. Andrew Koffron
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it's two machines why not just add the printers the old fashion way? printers and faxes, add printer, network printer, \\servername\printername and authenticate?

Keep is Simple. using rundll to add two printers in a non-domain enviroment seems like a horrible waste of time to me.
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Problem was authentication.  I could add the  printers using domain admin credentials but did not want to do that.  I ended up doing direct IP printing.  thanks for all the information.
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The information that was given was information that I had already read and tried prior to posting.
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