Permission issue???

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2014-08-17
Ok let me start by telling you about how things are setup.....

Domain network Server 2008
Client computers Windows 7
Both R1 and R2 are on static IP

Printer is shared and connected to R2 computer via USB

The issue I had was yesterday R1 client computer could not connect to the R2 printer, message regards permissions.
Logged in as admin and still message re permissions

Now this has been working fine all week.

R1 could still browse to the server (\\server) and any other computers on the domain BUT not R2

The Server or any other computer could also browse to R2 and the printers would work fine but not from R1.

Restarted R1 and still no joy, restarted again and works just fine!!!! it can browse to R2 and the printer works.

Same happened again this morning, restarted couple of times and now working.

Any Ideas.
Question by:Keith Owen
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    Expert Comment

    Right.. Not the easiest one to resolve as you have a situation that isn't consistent am I right?
    When you logged in with admin, was that the domain admin or the local machine admin. If the latter was the case, a local machine admin is only admin on 1 machine so he might not have permissions to the printer.

    If it was the domain admin there is just 1 thing that pops into my mind and that is a bad computer password in AD. Try to readd the R1 machine to the domain so the trust is set up correctly.

    Author Comment

    by:Keith Owen
    Hi, it was the Domain Admin I tried.

    I have a 1 hour window so will give it a try.

    The only thing is it is working so will not know weather or not it has worked for a day or so.

    Fingers crossed.

    Accepted Solution

    Update....and solved.....

    I took it off the Domain and when I tried to put it back on it wouldn't go back on, found that someone had changed the ip address of the Server!!! not known who as yet but once changed back everything is working as it should for the last couple of days.

    Just wish whoever does this speaks with there IT first, ah well.

    Author Closing Comment

    by:Keith Owen
    Did some troubleshooting and found the issue myself.

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