Windows 2008 print to an UNC printer


  • We are use a CAD software that use a own printer driver. In Windows 2008 we get permission denied when we spool this plot to the UNC path for the printer

    default_outFile/auto_overwrite = "\\Server\Lex_X945e_PS3"

    When we are logged in with administrator this works. I have tried to change the permission and also add the user to the printer operator group, But still access denied when printing.

    Before we used a SBS 2003 Prem server and we did not have this problem.

    Any suggestions


    Thursday, November 05, 2009 10:55 AM

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  • I was having the exact problem. I finally found out why. Standard users do not have write permission to the spool directory (c:\windows\system32\spool\printers). Once I gave the Users group write permissions to this directory, UNC printing started working.
    Monday, January 10, 2011 3:12 PM