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I am trying to use group policy to map local printers on another domain over a VPN (see screenshot). Computers and domain controller are on Domain-A and printers are on Domain-B. I have to add them as local printers because of a certain unique printing scenario they have.
Group policy for local printers
 The GPO keeps failing because of failed failed credentials, which i understand.  
Event ID 4098
Can anyone think of a possible solution outside of manually adding them to each computer and entering the proper credentials? I have thought of a few possibilities:
- Have group policy object use alternate credentials. I dont know if this is even possible
- Change the security permissions on these printers to allow guest users. Again not sure if this is possible.
- Use a batch script rather than GPO and have it use alternate credentials. I tried working on this but couldnt figure out the right commands.
- Add domain-B credentials into credentials manager and then maybe group policy will work. Tried this option but might have put something in wrong because it didnt work.
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by:Mahesh
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On server where printers are shared, have you given everyone print permissions
Also try adding another domain users (domainA\group) print permissions
also domainA domain admins group should have manage printer permissions on printers
You should have trust between both domains in order to work above

The printers should get mapped as long as users have permissions to print and they are able to reach printers over SMB protocol (TCP 445)
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Yes i have given EVERYONE print permissions but i think that only refers to everyone in domain-B active directory.
I dont think it will let me add domain users from domain-A unless i setup a trust. I dont think i can do that in this scenario for security reasons.
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by:Mahesh
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Yes, that will not work unless you have trust between domains
Everyone is not domain specific, however users to cross AD boundary, trust would be required
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I figured it out. I had to add the credentials to credentials manager on the computer then in the group policy object enable the setting "Run in logged-on user's security context"
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I figured out the solution on my own.
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