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Adding network printers from a print server located on a different domain

Experts,

I am switching users to another domain and right now the situation is after the switch over I still have to get them connected to their printers on their old print server. I can browse to the print server IP address but it asks for username and password and I have to enter their old domain name\administrator and password then I get the list of the print queue.

Is there something I can do on the print server that will make my job of adding the printer easier. I do have access to the print server from the old domain still.

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Habi Z

8/22/2022 - Mon
todd_beedy

You can tell the old domain to "trust" the new one and you should have access as normal.
Habi Z

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How can i do that please. Do u have instructions and can I do it on the print server or on their old domain controller.
Habi Z

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The other think I want to know is I just want no authentication prompt when the users are adding their printer. What type of trust it will be?
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Elixis

You would need to add the trust between the domain controllers for each domain under I think it's sites and trusts (administrative tools).

Is the old domain still active? What kind of print server is it? Does anyone from the old domain still use it? It might make more sense to just move it to the new domain as well. Or even better, just designate a print server on your new domain and install print drivers there if they are networked printers anyway.
slinkygn

I think the "right" solution to this problem in most situations would be to put the print server on the new domain.  I'm guessing there is a reason why that is not viable, but telling us why that is may help give a better solution.
todd_beedy

If you are not sure of how to add trust levels between domains it might not be a good idea to start with production machines and networks.  Is there a specific reason why you cannot add the print server to the new domain or use a new print server on the new domain to connect to that printer?
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Habi Z

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Guys,

Can I have one way trust only on the old domain. I just need the print server to provide printing. This is a 200 user site and yes the old domain is active some other users are using it.

Please help also I dont think I can create a new print server. This is a windows server 2003 R2 server.

Thanks,
Habi Z

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I am trying to find how to tell the old domain trust the new domain.
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Habi Z

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The funny thing is their is another server and users from the new domain can browse to the share folder and they are not prompted for credentials. I not sure why they are promted to put credentials when they browse the print server shares. Both servers are on the same domain
todd_beedy

I thought you said they were moving to a new domain?
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Internet printing seems interesting. Thanks,
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Thanks