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Access to Printer through a Service

Access to Printer through a Service

Access to Printer through a Service

We have just converted an application running on an NT server to a service. The application sends a report to a printer. When running as an application with a user logged in, the application found the printers defined for the user. Now that it is running as a service the application can not find a printer. Is there a way to define a printer the service can find without a user being logged on??

RE: Access to Printer through a Service

Services generally run under the security context of the local machine and therefore cannot access anything across a netowrk.

As, a beginning yo need to get the service to run under a domain account: In Start>Control Panel>Services open the startup properties for the service.  Instead of logging on as a system account log on under a domain account that can access the printer.

I don't know if this will give you access to the user profile (and the printer defined in it) or not, but it should get you going in the right direction.


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