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Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Name

printer permissions

Synopsis

Used for securing access to printers.

Description

To grant users access to printers attached to the local computer or connected to the network, you assign printer permissions. Permissions can also be used to specify who is allowed to manage printers and their documents. There are three levels of printer permissions:

Print

Used to assign ordinary users permissions for connecting to printers, printing documents, and managing their own documents

Manage Documents

Used to delegate the job of managing all documents to users with limited administrative privileges

Manage Printers

Provides complete administrative control over all aspects of printers and the printing process

Table 3.33 gives more detail concerning the specific privileges conveyed by each of the previous three types of printer permissions. These permissions can be assigned to both users and groups, but assigning them to groups is preferred since it reduces the amount of administration needed. Note that printer permissions are only effective when the printer is shared for use over the network.

Table 3-33. Printer Permissions

Printing Task

Print

Manage Documents

Manage Printers

Connect to a printer

Printer Permissions

Printer Permissions

Print a document

 

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