[Samba] Can print when logged in as domain user

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Oct 22 12:43:32 MDT 2010

On 10/22/2010 02:12 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 10/22/2010 02:02 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 10/22/2010 01:33 PM, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
>>> On 22/10/2010 18:13, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> This is on an XP Pro workstation.
>>>> Now I am trying to print.
>>>> I can print from a local user. I added domain\user to the permisssions
>>>> for the printer. I try a test print from the printer properties and 
>>>> get
>>>> an error.
>>>> Then I think, well I can print to the printer from the Samba PDC
>>>> directly, and I have a print share, so lets attach it.
>>>> So I go to the run dialog and enter \\server
>>>> I get a windows browser window of all of my shares including the 
>>>> printer
>>>> share. So I right click on it and check connect and I get the error:
>>>> A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from
>>>> connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system 
>>>> administrator
>>>> (which of course is me :( ).
>>>> So what policy might this be that is blocking printing and how can 
>>>> I fix
>>>> this for printing either way...
>>> Check Point and Print Restrictions
>>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781985%28WS.10%29.aspx
>> I have and can't figure out what to do with this :(
> I got group editor running, but in Computer Configuration > 
> Administrative Templates There is no Printer option at all....
> Nor can I figure out how to add it. It is not in the list of allowable 
> templates to add.

This is an OEM installed XP from a resaler. I would NOT be supprised 
that there are some serious limitations on the XP installed. Am I going 
to have to reinstall? (and first remove the workstation from the domain)?

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