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is there a way to tell the network printers each user has linked on the their computer?  I am looking for users mapped to a specific print server.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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When documents are printing you can use "See what is printing"  for the printer in question. That will tell you what user is printing to that printer.

Otherwise the server does not know which users might have mapped to which printers.
You can also...
Open the Devices and Printers window
Right click and select Printer Properties
Click the Security tab
By default the Everyone group will have print permission. SO, anyone who’s anyone that can connect to the print server will be able to print to that shared printer. To prevent this behavior, remove the Everyone group by clicking Remove

You can allow specific users or group print permission, you may also deny them print permission. To add a group or user, click Add.

In the text field, type the name of the user or group, click Check Names to make sure your computer has the right accounts then click OK.

To allow that user to print, leave the Allow check mark. To deny that user to print, check the Deny check box and click Apply.

Other permissions:
Manage this printer: This permission allows the user to share, delete, rename, set preferences, as well as set permissions on the printer
Manage documents: This permission allows the user to control the print queue


I am not looking to deny users access, we are moving to a different server and I need to know who has printers pointing to the old server so I can log on their computers and point them to the new server.

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You can only find out when the printer is in use (printing) from the workstation in question .


Thank you
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