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Printer

Discussion in 'Networks' started by jackd, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. jackd

    jackd Megabyte Poster

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    Right ive got a printer connected to my server and the server is sharing it. Is there a way that i could get a computer that is not on the domain to print. Currently when i try and print then it says "Printer Cannot Be Contacted" i have to go into My Network Places then click on the Server then it asks for a user and password for the computer. So how can i stop this
     
  2. Baba O'Riley

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    Have you tried installing it as a network printer on the client?
     
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  3. jackd

    jackd Megabyte Poster

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    Yes thats what i do! Also on XP Home theres no remember my name and password on this computer checkbox on the login box when connecting to computers
     
  4. Bluerinse
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    Hmmm XP home, network functionality is limited hence you can't join the domain.

    Have you got a user account on your domain controller with the same username and password as the one on the XP home box? If not try doing that.

    It should work, as I have shared printers to non domain members like this.
     
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  5. jackd

    jackd Megabyte Poster

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    Ill Try that and tell you how it goes
     
  6. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Alway worth making the XP home rig in the same workgroup as the domain as well.
     
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  7. jackd

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    Thanks Everyone Seems To Work Now!
     
  8. Baba O'Riley

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    What was the problem then? Feedback, feedback, feedback!
     
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  9. jackd

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    Nothing i just did what bluerinse said:

    So the problem was there wasnt a user account with the same password on my DC as on the Workstation.
     

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