I am working on a lab running four Vista Ultimate x64 boxes and two XP Pro boxes. I am on a domain and all machines are connecting to a Server 2003 R2 box for file and printer sharing. We are using default profiles and creating them as administrator and giving "BUILTIN\Users" access to the default profile. I have one printer installed. It is a Lexmark C352. The server is acting as a print server and the drivers are loaded locally from the X64 machines.
When I log in with my account which has "administrator" access, I am able to print just fine to the printer. If I log in with a standard user account (standard users are members of just the "Users" group) I am unable to open the default printer. I get an "access denied" error.
I checked driver permissions and printer permissions on the server. The XP machines do not have this problem.
Currently the printer is mapped as \\servername.domain.com\printer
. If I connect using a netbios name or with IP address, I can add the printer and print as a standard user. Also, if I delete the printer and re-add it as \\servername.domain.com\printer
, I can connect to it.
This seems to be a problem with the default profile and permissions.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.