[Answered] Using Authenticated Users on Printers, and stopping non domain users
Hey everyone. I've got a question about printer security permissions. I have printers configured on my Windows Server 2003 print server to allow Administrators [All 3 options], Authenticated [Print], Creator Owner [All 3 options], Print Operators and Server Operators with their default of all 3 options, and students to deny all 3 options [this if for a staff printer obviously]. The question I have is, will this successfully be enough to block a non domain user from printing to a printer? I'm using Authenticated Users instead of everyone. Here's the deal. I took out my MacBook Pro, connected over the wireless network [it's not a member of the domain, just my laptop from home], and tried to add a printer via Windows Network. I added the staff printer listed there, and successfully fired a test page to it no problem. Should I have been able to do this? Never once did I have to enter a password. Is it connecting via some other protocol I don't know about? Maybe Bonjour or something? Just want to make sure ONLY our systems can print and not a misc system. I just can picture a student plugging in their laptop, adding a staff printer, and firing off print jobs. I thought I had it locked down. It works within our domain, a student can't add a staff printer. But I want to make sure that an anonymous system can't access them either. My mac just made it look way too easy. Haven't tried yet with a Windows laptop.