Cross Forest Printers

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    Need some help with a cross forest printing issue I can’t seem to figure out.

    I am trying to set up printers for users, and the print server is in a forest with a trust relationship. Users are all on Windows 7, and the print server is Server 2008 R2 Standard.

    DomainA contains the print server DomainB contains the users

    When users or admins in DomainB attempt to add printers from the DomainA print server, they get a generic error that says “Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied”

    I have added DomainB users to the DomainA printer security w/ print rights, still getting the same error. I’ve even tried creating a Domain Local group in DomainA, and added users from DomainB, and it still fails whether I’m using a standard user or a domain admin in DomainB.

    When adding the printer via IP, it works, but that’s not running through the print server and isn’t an acceptable solution in our environment.

    One other note, the users in DomainB were migrated from DomainA along with their user accounts, so there are duplicate computer accounts, and maybe duplicate user accounts with the same names/SIDs. I was told this was supported, but that doesn’t sound right to me. Could this be causing the issue?

    What do I need to do to get this cross-forest printing working? Any help is appreciated.

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