Terminal Server printing problem
Posted on 2004-09-20
I run a terminal server on a non domain controler. When a normal user trys to connect to a network printer they receive the following message "you do not have sufficient access to your machine to connect to the selected printer". I researched this on google and found info regarding this problem.
Error Message: You Do Not Have Sufficient Access to Your Machine to Connect to the Selected Printer
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This article was previously published under Q259937
When you attempt to connect to a printer while you are connected to a Windows 2000-based server that is running Terminal Services by using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client, you may receive the following error message:
You do not have sufficient access to your machine to connect to the selected printer.
The Prevent users from installing printer drivers option is enabled by default in the local security settings.
On the server running Terminal Services:
1. Click Start, point to Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Local Security Policy.
2. Double-click Local Policies.
3. Double-click Security Options.
4. In the right pane, double-click Prevent users from installing printer drivers.
5. Click Disabled, and then click OK.
6. Close the Local Security Settings window.
I made the changes as suggested and I still can not connect. The only way I was able to resolve this is by placing the users domain account into either the local power users or administrator account on the terminal server and then add the printers. After I installed the printers I removed the users account and everything seems to be working OK. There has got to be a better way to do this.
Does anybody have any ideas.