Printing to a network printer, on a laptop, which isnt on the domain or authenticated
Interesting one here,
One of the schools is support have a number of laptops which arent on the domain. The laptops in question are a mixture of XP, Vista and 7.
Now, some of these laptops are conneted to the available network printers, and they can print to them with no problem (no prior windows authentication needed), however, other ones wont print (without authenticating with the server first, by doing "\\servername" for example)
I can't quite figure this one out.
Ideally, every laptop should be on the domain, but, i dont think its an option in this case.
I know that an option of having standalone laptops is to set the local username and password the same as the active directory information for that user, but, in this case, the "working" laptops arent set up like that.
Any help would be ace.
p.s - i've only just started looking after these networks.