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Share printer over VPN connection?

By engbutlearn
May 11, 2010
  1. Dear all
    i know there is atopic with the same name but it doesn't solve my problem
    any how i want to do the same work by sharing a printer with a vpn in connection but
    when i ping it its giving me a message
    requested time out
    if i disable the VPN it connects normally
    i don't know what to do really
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,752   +96

    Where is the printer located? On a Domain or Workgroup?
    Is the Printer Shared already? If not that needs to be done at the location.
    Do you have permission to use such shared printer?
    Are you at work or at home?
    Are you trying to use a printer on your Workgroup at the same time you connect to your company domain via VPN?
    Are you on your company laptop?
    Do you have permission granting you access to change administration functions on your company laptop.

    The last one is very important because it would allow you to add your home printer to your laptop and you could use this printer any time you're connected over the VPN tunnel. If you can't get admin rights, then you need to bring the printer CD/DVD or have a support tech add your printer to your laptop. Ticket would need to be generated though? If required by your companies policies?
     
  3. engbutlearn

    engbutlearn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    reply for Question

    Where is the printer located? On a Domain or Workgroup?

    I dont know how to find this information its just anetwork printer with ip
    hp 3600

    but we have windows server 2003 it has a domain for it

    Is the Printer Shared already? If not that needs to be done at the location.
    it has ip address and some computers can access to it already and print from it
    192.168.0.28


    Do you have permission to use such shared printer?
    i m the admin i have full authority from my company

    Are you at work or at home?

    work
    Are you trying to use a printer on your Workgroup at the same time you connect to your company domain via VPN?

    yes exactly

    Are you on your company laptop?
    on my company desktop
    Do you have permission granting you access to change administration functions on your company laptop.
    yes

    The last one is very important because it would allow you to add your home printer to your laptop and you could use this printer any time you're connected over the VPN tunnel. If you can't get admin rights, then you need to bring the printer CD/DVD or have a support tech add your printer to your laptop. Ticket would need to be generated though? If required by your companies policies?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    Very commonly, a VPN connection will dominate the routing table such that file sharing
    on the local system does not work. If the printer in qustion is not on your system OR
    if it is a network attached device (ie it has a print server device), you will not make this work.

    This is a security feature for the VPN to which you are connecting.
     
  5. engbutlearn

    engbutlearn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i m sorry but it must work and it worked before the printer
    how to do that
    should i add the computers to the domain or just Change the name of the work group to the domain name
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    I reported my prior experience with corporate level VPN connections.
    Your mileage may vary -- some may know of another solution
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,752   +96

    Well okay if it worked before and you have answered all the questions. Thanks.
    I still say you need to remove the drivers. Then reboot and then re-install the drivers.

    So you can print local, but when you VPN and try to pull off a share on your domain to print data from the domain share folder the share printer located on your domain won't print?

    Sounds like the printer is on the domain, but you can't print to it via VPN. You are the admin with full rights. The shared printer is HP. Are the drivers for this printer on the Windows 2003 Print Server? If the drivers are not there you would need to add them to your system manually using a CD or download them from HP. The drivers should be on the Print Server if not that's another issue that needs to be addressed.
     
  8. engbutlearn

    engbutlearn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i face the same proplem in 3 computers
    and for them for the same printer and scanning file

    i don't know why if it was one system i would just say may be driver but for three
    its confusing
    thanks
     
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,752   +96

    Are you running Active Directory which you should. Look at the profiles that have VPN access to print when connected. Then clone that profile to your profile or whatever is missing in your profile to a user's profile can that can use VPN and access the printer. User is not a member of bla_group_prt_hpxxx. Each profile policies going to be different. Sounds like someone changed and didn't make a comment about in your network domain.
     
  10. engbutlearn

    engbutlearn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think what you are saying is close to the truth i have many people modifying in my network im still new
    but i don't know how to do what you mention would you please simplify it or give me more explanation
     
  11. engbutlearn

    engbutlearn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think what you are saying is close to the truth i have many people modifying in my network im still new
    but i don't know how to do what you mention would you please simplify it or give me more explanation
     
     
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,752   +96

    Need to to find out who's been doing it and let them show you how to do it. It's called shadowing (learning the ropes). You can take classes on Active directory or better yet buy a book on the subject. I had learned the hard way. I was given a manual here you go learn it. I never read the thick page manual I just learn it buy doing it day-in-day out. Changing profiles on the dime, cloning profiles, creating groups, adding printers, users, devices, blackberry to groups and to push and or pull to user profiles. Anyway fun when you learn how (hands on)
     
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