Domain Users and Printer rights

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
in windows domain If all users logon to their local machine or to the domain as domain users, not powers users and not local admin.
will this users be able to connect to  a network printer if the driver for that printer is not installed in the local machine of the user?

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    And to answer your question, no they will not, unless the answer in the above question is applied.

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    I am the one who previously asked this question, but I have been told that not all companies have to implement the GPO to enable domain users to connect to the printers that don't have drivers already installed in the local machine.
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    This policy does not have to be applied via a GPO, you can set the same settings at the local policy by clicking start then run and typing gpedit.msc
    This will bring up the local policy and you can edit it the same way you would edit a group policy.

    Another option would be to grant the local users group or domain users group at the very least write access but probably modify access to the c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers folder and everything below it.  I have never tested this out, but this should remove the need for any group policy or local policy.

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