non administrator needs right to install local printer

Posted on 2006-11-28
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I am trying to set up a restricted administrator on my windows 2003 single domain, this users must not have the "domain admin" right but must be able to add local printers to a domain controller, I have  tried adding him to the following groups - "server operater" and "print operater".

Can someone please help?


Question by:sharjeel ashraf
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try this policu

computer\windows settings\security settings\local policies\security options\Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers (D)
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You can't.  In order to add printers to a DC, you need to be Admin locally - since that's not possible on a DC you're in a pickle!

You can create a script that runs in the context of Domain Admin then encode it.  The quasi-admin can then use the script.

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