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Add local printer option greyed out - Domain Controller

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This one has me stumped.

Trying to add a printer on a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller, however the local printer option is greyed out.  

-I am logged into the Domain Controller as the domain administrator account
-I ran a gpresult, and no GPOs are being applied
-I looked under the local policy (gpedit.msc) and there is nothing set under the printer configuration options


Thank you in advance for your help.  I feel like an idiot that I can't add a local printer!  ;o)
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Can you add the account you are logged in with to the "Print Operators" group?

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Already a member of the Print Operators group in Active Directory

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It appears it's a problem with ALL my 2003 server Domain Controllers.

On my 2000 Server Domain Controllers I can add local printers.
Are you certain you can perform other Administrative tasks on the 2003 Domain Controllers?  Like taking ownership of a file, or creating shares, etc....?

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Positive.  Other than acting as a print server, all 2003 domain controllers are 100% functional.  

You must have more than one account in the "Domain Admins" group.... Out of curiosity, have you tried another account?

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Yep.  I tried logging in as myself (part of domain admins) and the same thing happens.
Wow....you've got me stumped too.....I have 30+ 2003 servers and have never seen this one.  How many 2003 Domain Controllers do you have?  How many 2000?  

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It appears that i'm a dufus and there WAS a default domain controller policy running against it.

load and unload drivers policy did not have any group that had access to do so.  as soon as i added domain admins, it worked....





thanks a lot for your help and have a great day!

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Thanks for the help.
Good to know....I was stumped by that one.  Thanks for posting your solution.

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no problem.  i know how it is to work on a solution and then not find out what the resolution actually was....very annoying!