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Printer share goes offline every time a machine logs off

I have a workgroup network consisting of Win2k Pro machines, with shared printers on two of them. Every night, or when one of them logs off, the printer share goes offline. The only way to fix it is to reconnect each time, which is an annoyance to my users. I have researched TechNet, and Microsoft admits this is a problem -- but is there any way around it?
Ah, the joy of "we know it's a problem and are working on it." The most obvious workaround, if it's feasible within your environment, would be to have the users lock their workstations instead of logging out entirely.
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