cant find printer accross small domain

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by barret bonden, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Windows Server 2003, a AD domain; added a printer to the domain (on a XP box
    which is part of the domain) printer not see/found from other machines. Any
    ideas ?

    Have been thinking about taking most machines off domain (it's a small
    office,and the whole AD thing was overkill) ; will I have any problems if I
    just add them to a workgroup and share printers in this way ?
    barret bonden, Sep 21, 2006
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    How are you trying to look? When you set up the share did you tell it to be
    listed in the directory?
    Beyond that, if you go to \\computername do you see it?
    Is the file/print sharing exception box ticked in that PC's windows
    Unless you have a small handful of computers (SOHO, maybe) I don't agree
    that AD is overkill - centralized management is *way* easier with AD.
    You may well have the same problems you're having now.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 21, 2006
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  3. Very kind of you to reply -Yes, I checked "list in directory" on the
    local machine. The guy prior to me set up group policies on a new SBS '03
    server to control fire wall settings. It looks like file/print sharing
    exception is OK - and I would expect the LAN to thus see the printer ; (
    when I attempt to play with settings on the local machine of course I cant
    modify anything to test - and I'm fighting my way through trying to
    understand how to open his policies on the server now)
    This server is has two dual core CPU's and 2 gig RAM but often runs very
    slowly. Connections to it from a Mac are so slow as to be useless ; any
    thoughts on where to look for insights here would be appreciated; haven't
    found much on the web on either issue.
    Also had time stamps on a directory changed last night. Shadow copy doing
    this ?

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    barret bonden, Sep 21, 2006
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    You might start a new thread min
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 23, 2006
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