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  • How to prevent user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

    In my case, the networks already have been a network printer.

    How to control all users must use network printer and deny user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

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    Re: How to prevent user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

    Are your client workstations running OS/2? If not, tell us more about your setup and maybe someone can help you. Right now, all we know is that you have networked printers, and we have to assume that you have posted in the right place and therefore have servers running either 2000 or 2003. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555375
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      Re: How to prevent user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

      You can set an ACL on the switch so the port the printer is connected to only allows traffic from the server that is setup as the print queue.

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        Re: How to prevent user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

        Simple. Client machines exist in a different network (subnet) than the printers. The server has 2 network adapters. One to communicate with clients and the other to the printers.
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          Re: How to prevent user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

          I'd do a combination of what's been posted so far. Place the printers and the computers on different subnets, and block the PC subnet from communicating with the printer subnet. Make sure the server can communicate with the printer of course by being on a subnet that CAN communicate with the printer subnet.
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            Re: How to prevent user connect to printer using TCP/IP port?

            Assuming it is a Windows domain, you can use group policy to deny users the ability to map local printers (which is what a direct TCP/IP connection appears as) and only allow them to connect to network printers, i.e. shares on a print server

            You could also look at TCP/IP filtering in the network connections of the clients
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