Adding Printer to Limited User Account

Discussion in 'Windows XP Print / Fax' started by Ken Triebold, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Ken Triebold

    Ken Triebold Guest

    This issue has come up at our small town library which has six computers and
    they are all on a wired network. I connected a USB printer to the
    librarian's computer and it works fine. I then shared it and added it to the
    other librarian's computer and that works fine too. We also have four other
    computers that patrons use. The patrons log in in a limited user account. We
    want them to also be able to use the printer that I mentioned above while
    using the patron's computers. I logged in to each of the four patron's
    computers, one at a time, as administrator, and was able to add the printer.
    I confirmed that I could print while logged in as administrator. However,
    when logging in as a patron in the limited account, I cannot print to the
    new printer. For example, in Microsoft Word, the new printer does not even
    appear in the drop-down-list for the printers in the print dialog box. The
    problem is the same for all four of the patron's computers. Can anyone offer
    a suggestion as to what I need to do in order for the limited account to
    have access to this new printer?
     
    Ken Triebold, Aug 29, 2008
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  2. a printer connection is a per user setting. Each user has to make a
    connection to the printer


    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Ken Triebold" <> wrote in message
    news:%23B%...
    > This issue has come up at our small town library which has six computers
    > and they are all on a wired network. I connected a USB printer to the
    > librarian's computer and it works fine. I then shared it and added it to
    > the other librarian's computer and that works fine too. We also have four
    > other computers that patrons use. The patrons log in in a limited user
    > account. We want them to also be able to use the printer that I mentioned
    > above while using the patron's computers. I logged in to each of the four
    > patron's computers, one at a time, as administrator, and was able to add
    > the printer. I confirmed that I could print while logged in as
    > administrator. However, when logging in as a patron in the limited
    > account, I cannot print to the new printer. For example, in Microsoft
    > Word, the new printer does not even appear in the drop-down-list for the
    > printers in the print dialog box. The problem is the same for all four of
    > the patron's computers. Can anyone offer a suggestion as to what I need to
    > do in order for the limited account to have access to this new printer?
     
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Aug 30, 2008
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  3. Ken Triebold

    Ken Triebold Guest

    Thanks for the reply. It makes sense to me. I will try it out next time I go
    to the library.

    "Alan Morris [MSFT]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >a printer connection is a per user setting. Each user has to make a
    >connection to the printer
    >
    >
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/NetPrinterAllUsers.htm
    >
    > --
    > Alan Morris
    > Windows Printing Team
    > Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights.
    >
    > "Ken Triebold" <> wrote in message
    > news:%23B%...
    >> This issue has come up at our small town library which has six computers
    >> and they are all on a wired network. I connected a USB printer to the
    >> librarian's computer and it works fine. I then shared it and added it to
    >> the other librarian's computer and that works fine too. We also have four
    >> other computers that patrons use. The patrons log in in a limited user
    >> account. We want them to also be able to use the printer that I mentioned
    >> above while using the patron's computers. I logged in to each of the four
    >> patron's computers, one at a time, as administrator, and was able to add
    >> the printer. I confirmed that I could print while logged in as
    >> administrator. However, when logging in as a patron in the limited
    >> account, I cannot print to the new printer. For example, in Microsoft
    >> Word, the new printer does not even appear in the drop-down-list for the
    >> printers in the print dialog box. The problem is the same for all four of
    >> the patron's computers. Can anyone offer a suggestion as to what I need
    >> to do in order for the limited account to have access to this new
    >> printer?

    >
    >
     
    Ken Triebold, Aug 30, 2008
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