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    Anonymous printing to server 2003 printer

    For lots of reasons we would like the printers on a Server 2003 box, but we need to allow anonymous printing.

    i.e completly anonymous ! no accounts, no nothing.....

    Any ideas?

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    Jack a USB cable between a laptop and the printer when needed?

    Create an account for Mr A N Onymous? Wipe all his data by script on logoff?
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 10th April 2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    Print services for Unix

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    This is potentially a very bad idea.

    You can switch on the guest account and enable printing for the everyone user but this is a good way to compromise security and kill another forrest worth of trees needlessly.

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    Simply set the permission on the printer share to everyone if that answers your question. Their other groups you can use but i am not near my server check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickv View Post
    Simply set the permission on the printer share to everyone if that answers your question. Their other groups you can use but i am not near my server check it.
    The everyone group does not inclued annonymous users by default anymore

    Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users: Security Configuration Editor

    Everyone group does not include anonymous security identifier

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    Thank you for refreshing my memory about the anonymous security identifier. That's the I was not sure on.



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