Print Queue and unauthenticated network users



johnsuth@nospam.com.au
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
XP Home SP1 peers on a NetBeui LAN, sharing one printer which was installed for all users.

Whilst admin users can access the print queue and cancel jobs which are in error and thus blocking the queue, unauthenticated users do not have permission to do this.

This is after I gave Everyone change permission for c:\windows\system32\spool\printers. The Everyone trick worked for other folders; what is different about the print queue and how may I work around it?

ianw1974
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
"johnsuth" wrote:
> XP Home SP1 peers on a NetBeui LAN, sharing one printer which
> was installed for all users.
>
> Whilst admin users can access the print queue and cancel jobs
> which are in error and thus blocking the queue,
> unauthenticated users do not have permission to do this.
>
> This is after I gave Everyone change permission for
> c:windowssystem32spoolprinters. The Everyone trick worked
> for other folders; what is different about the print queue and
> how may I work around it?

The best way is to do it in Local Users and Groups, and make the users
a member of the Print group (not sure the exact name).

This should enable them to do what you need.

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