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jimz

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Could anybody help me out with this problem please ?
I have 2 computers with W2000 professional install.
On the first computer, I have the printer physically attached and
shared as a network printer. On the second computer,
I added the printer as a network printer.
The printer is not accessable from the second computer
unless I log onto the first computer in the windows explorer on
the second computer.
I don't know why, if I log onto the first computer from the
second computer using any account other than an administrator
account, the printer won't print. The document is queued up
on the print queue. When I try to delete the document in the
print queue, it says deleting, but it would stay there forever,
and the printer is stuck.
Can anybody tells me why I have to use an administrator account
to access the first computer in order to print ?
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gerryf

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because windows 2k is more secure than win9x and not intended for home use...you need to add the account from computer 2 as a user on computer 1
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Thanks for your info. But that's what I did. I added the account
as a "user" on the first computer, it didn't work. Only if I add the
account and specify it as in the "administrator" group, it works.
In other words, if I add the account and assign it to the "user"
group, it doesn't work. In other words, I have to give the account
"administrator" privilege on the first computer in order to enable the
user on the second computer to print to the network printer on the
first computer. But given someone the "administrator" privilege
only because he/she has to print some document on my computer's
printer is a little bit dangerous, right ?
If you would solve this for me, many thanks. Thanks for your
reply anyways.
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