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Cant add network printer

Posted on 2004-09-15
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Hi,

Whenever I try to add a network printer I get the following error:-

A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

It works when logged in as admin, but not as a user.


help - I need to fix this v.quickly hence points.
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Question by:yvsupport
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stevemjp earned 2000 total points
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ah this old chestnut.

It's a Group Policy setting. basically it stops you from connecting to a printer if its not in your forest of your AD.

there are several ways to get round it.

read this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319939

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by:Callandor
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You have to have admin priveleges to change hardware - can't you have your admin do this?  Otherwise, he will have to give you the priveleges.
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by:yvsupport
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Callandor - if I install the printer as the admin - it does not appear in the user profile! I have to do this as user.

p.s. I am the admin!
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