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Disable Win2000 network password for print server


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Dan R.

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Please help - I have a Win2000 computer that I use as a file/print server. However, this computer prevents me from using its shared printer until I log in to it over the network. Every time I reboot my XP machine I can't print until I visit this computer through Network Neighborhood and answer the login prompt to access the shared resources on the Win2000 machine.

I've worked around this by mapping a network drive and automatically reconnecting that at logon, but without that the Win XP machine won't remember the password.

Question: how do I just disable this, so the printer is shared with everyone on the network automatically without requiring them to log in to the machine over the network?

I've unchecked "Users require a password to use this computer" but all that does is automatically log in a certain account on the machine itself, a password still seems to be required to access network resources.
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Edited by samiko, 18 September 2006 - 09:21 AM.

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Edited by samiko, 18 September 2006 - 09:21 AM.

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Edited by samiko, 18 September 2006 - 09:21 AM.

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loging as the local administrator or a user with administrator rights on the machine and make sure that the printer is shared and everyone is assigned print permissions in the security tab.

Sorry I have pressed submit reply too many times.... :whistling:

Edited by samiko, 18 September 2006 - 09:22 AM.

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