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Account selection in non-domain environments (workgroups)

Many small networks are not controlled via a central domain server. These networks are sometimes referred to as workgroupsWorkgroup is Microsoft's term for peer-to-peer local area network. Computers running Microsoft operating systems in the same workgroup can share files, printers, or Internet connection. Workgroup contrasts with a domain, in which computers rely on centralized authentication. or peer-to-peer networks. On these networks users cannot log on to their desktop, or computers might be shared by multiple users. The Allow user to perform printing as another user option is useful in non-domain/logon environments. User accounts can be set up in the system hosting the printers and users can select their account using usernames and passwords for each print job, irrespective of which user account is currently logged onto the workstation.


PaperCut NG/MF can also be configured to manage its own set of user accounts. See Internal users (users managed by PaperCut NG/MF) for more details.


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