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Kando

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    shared printing and remote access
    « on: March 23, 2012, 08:47:38 AM »
    Ok, once again I bring a hair puller.

    In the photo class there are 5 wireless iMacs and 7 various Mac laptops, all running 10.5 or higher. There are two wide format usb printers, one attached to iMac #3 and one to iMac #5. The printers are labeled 1400-a and 1400-b. On all of the computers printer sharing is turned on. The two printers are installed on all of the computers, number 3 is wired to 1400-b and number 5 is wired to 1400-a, the rest are connected via sharing through number 3 and number 5.

    Two weeks ago all of the computers could print to any of the printers, then one of the students found that they could remote in to a different machine from the one they were working on. The teacher then had one of the students that was knowledgeable in Macs disable that feature. Now the computers that print through the share stall with a message that they are looking for the printer on the sharing computer. The computers wired to the printers are fine.

    I checked and printer sharing is still turned on on all of the machines, the machines are still connected to the wireless network, everything seems to work EXCEPT the shared, wireless printing.

    So the questions are: What was the setting that the student changed? Is there a way to re-enable the printing while still disallowing the remote access?

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    truenorth



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      Re: shared printing and remote access
      « Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 05:24:15 PM »
      Have you asked "the student" what they did? I could be wrong but this sure sounds like a homework question to me.truenorth

      Kando

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        Re: shared printing and remote access
        « Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 09:19:43 AM »
        Well, the teacher said that the student changed the settings back, but the computers still can not print through the share. If I can not find the answer then it looks like I will have to delete all the printers and reinstall them and hope whatever setting the kid used is taken out in the process.

        Any answers?