User Cannot Manage or View Printer Properties

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When a user logs on to a Windows 2000 Professional-based computer that is a member of a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 domain, and both of the following conditions are true
  • The Windows NT 4.0 domain trusts a Windows NT 4.0 resource domain or a Windows 2000 resource domain.

  • The user tries to view a printer that the user has administrative credentials for.
the user may receive the following error message:
Access denied.


This behavior can occur if the administrator sets the Additional restrictions for anonymous connections policy setting to the No access without explicit anonymous permissions policy setting in the Local Security Policy administrative tool in the Windows 2000 Professional-based computer.


To resolve this behavior, refer to the following article.

For additional information about the proper use of this setting, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
246261 How to Use the RestrictAnonymous Registry Value in Windows 2000


The Additional restrictions for anonymous connections policy setting can be viewed or modified in the Local Security Policy administrative tool. To view or modify this policy setting, click Local Policies, and then click Security Options.


Article ID: 280329 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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