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printers come and go

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sdempsey, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. sdempsey

    sdempsey Thread Starter

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    In windows XP the network printers cannot be accessed in an anonymous logon although there are shown to be installed and online. Intermittent error messages include "printer driver not installed" and "word may be able to continue without printer information".
    In admin account about half the time the printers respond normally. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. axis77

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    since your saying that the admin account works , why dont you give yourself admin access aswell, or how about reinstalling the printer? or why not delete yourself from documents & settings and then login and try again reinstalling your printer? of course copy out your desktop folder and my documents, and favorites, and mozilla bookmarks of you run that....
     
  3. sdempsey

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    As I said Ax, the admin printers only respond half the time. Security is such that admin rights for other users is out of the question. I did try upping the permissions for the printers on other acounts to allow special permissions as well as manage printers, docs etc. The intersting thing about this is it is not limited to one local machine. There are several machines on this subnet that are doing this. Full virus and adware scan found nothing. All logs show spooler service performing normally. The printers are all Dells, this could be the source. If this problem shows elsewhere I will change tack.
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