how to connect to printer on different domain


  • I'm trying to print on a printer which is on other domain.

    Let's say I'm on Vancouver domain trying to print on Toronto domain printer.

    I want to add it as a network printer on my Vancouver domain computer.

    How is it possible? 

    what are firewall ports should be allowed?

    Can this be done? 


    2018年7月13日 20:10


  • By the way these two sites are connected through VPN tunnel


    2018年7月13日 21:25
  • Hi,

    Since you have connected to domain Toronto(T) via VPN, can you see the network printer in Network. 

    Type the IP into a web browser and see if the admin page for the printer comes up. If that works, then you should be able to add the printer via IP address.

    In addition, you have to set trust relationship, domain V needs to trust domain T, then users in domain V can use the resources of domain T. Use the command netdom trust commnand to check the trust relationship.

    Then you need to create a group (from active directory snap in), you are given the chance to either choose global group or domain local group. In domain V create a domain local group and add the global group that you created (Containing the user from domain T) and give permission to the domain local group created to print.

    You can refer to

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    2018年7月16日 7:20
  • I have a challenge that we have to access Toronto printer without establishing trust relation, they are connected through VPN only.

    Can't we access network printer without having trust relation.

    Do I required to open any ports for different domain in VPN network. if yes please let me know.

    How to make Toronto Printer visible to Vancouver Printer without trust.

    BTW, I cannot able to access web page of printer with IP/name.


    2018年7月16日 16:05
  • AFAIK, even if you don't create trust relationship, you can also access the network printer via VPN, but need to provide credential.

    Did you use a print server? Can you access other network sharing files/folders on domain Toronoto via VPN?

    1. Try to ping the IP of the network printer. If you are using a printer server, then ping the address of the print server.

    If they can ping with success, you can direct them through the Add Printer Wizard, have them manually configure a new Standard TCP/IP port, and then add the print drivers. After that you should be good to go.

    2.Enable File/Print sharing on the machine

    3. Disable the firewall temporary in case the network traffic will be blocked by firewall, especially the 3-party malware software firewall.

    4. Make sure that the network printer is set via IP address instead of host name. This can help narrow down if DNS resolution is the problem. You can find the IP of the network printer by right-click the printer-properties-General tab-location.

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    2018年7月17日 1:57
  • The thing is I'm not sure that they can communicate or not. When I do ping reply request timed out. I added printer manually when I do test print just throws error (do not know what is the error and cause). I don't have control over Toronto site so I need to request for any firewall rule to open.

    what are the ports I need to ask them to open?


    2018年7月20日 15:54