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Windows 7: Cannot print from Guest Account

17 Mar 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Well the guest account makes sense. they don't have access to the spooler service. you can add the guest account with proper privileges to the spooler folder, %system%\system32\spooler... OR it could be due to the driver file/folder not having any rights for the guest account as well.
I checked the spooler folder permissions. Added guest there, no dice.
Is there a general folder with the drivers?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #12

 

should be: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

By default the everyone group should be added to this folder with the proper rights... but if you wish to use the guest I would add that acount as well.
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17 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
should be: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

By default the everyone group should be added to this folder with the proper rights... but if you wish to use the guest I would add that acount as well.

ugh still not fixed. this is a real pain in my a$$!!!
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17 Mar 2010   #14

 

Would it be possible to create a 2ndary account for this user instead of using the "guest" account?
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17 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7
 
 

I can try that. I like the guest account because how its more restricted than a standard user account. I dont know group policy that well at all to restrict things in more specific ways. The guest account can't install programs, etc. Maybe I'll try deleting the guest account and re-enabling the guest account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #16

 

Standard user accounts can't install programs either. The only problem with guest accounts is that they're strictly temp accounts and you can't really modify things for the guest accounts.

for troubleshooting sake, i would test a standard account on that machine to see if it can print. After that, we may find certain tricks to get that guest account to print.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #17

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Standard user accounts can't install programs either. The only problem with guest accounts is that they're strictly temp accounts and you can't really modify things for the guest accounts.

for troubleshooting sake, i would test a standard account on that machine to see if it can print. After that, we may find certain tricks to get that guest account to print.
Standard account also has the Print button greyed out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #18

 

ok now I'm just curious to see if it's your OS completely. Please elevevate that 2ndary account into a power user or administrative mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #19

Windows 7
 
 

Made a "test" account. Made it administrator. Print button is enabled.

So seems like any non-admin account cannot print.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #20

 

from this machine only, right? I thought i remembered you saying that you had other computers with standard or guest accounts that were able to print, is that correct?
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