Server side printer drivers
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Mon Jun 21 11:54:41 GMT 2004
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Tom Alsberg wrote:
| Another semi-related question:
| On Windows XP, when I do "Add Printer" as Administrator,
| the printer is installed and usable by all users. When I
| do it as some domain user, but one which is in the Domain
| Admins group, it is being installed local to its profile,
| and not visible to other users.
| That's a bit disturbing, since the idea of the "Domain
| Admins" group for us is not to have to log in as Administrator.
| This is of course a Windows problem and not in Samba - but
| has anyone any idea how to globally install a printer as
| a domain user (with domain admin privileges)?
local printers are available for all users on a system.
Printer connections (to network printers) are stored
in the per user profile.
There is a policy in XP that will allow/disallow users
from install printer drivers. You might need to look
at that as well.
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