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Print Management using GPO's Win Server 2003 R2 missing GPO option

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Currently our organization has two servers that are running our domain.  They are both win server 2003 R2 servers.  We also have a win server 2003 R2 server setup for print management.  We would like to create sub-ou's for computer objects, and link printers according to specified ou's.  I have been through all of the walk throughs and get the gist of everything. However...

If you go to http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Deploying-Printers-Group-Policy-Windows-R2.html and take a look at Figure 11, where the GPO has a line titled "deployed printers."   After I had deployed the printer using the print management's "deploy using a GPO method" I can not seem to get this to appear.  

Everything that I have been reading about this suggests that I do not have R2, but that is not the case on this server.  I have tried reinstalling the adminstration tool pack with no luck.  
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Download the "Windows Server 2003 R2 Administration Tools Pack" free from Microsoft.com:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9BFB44F5-232A-4FB5-BC14-45BFD81B7AC1&displaylang=en

it will add the node "Deployed Printers" to your Group Policy Editor.
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"The version of Windows you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install"  

Definately running Win Server 2003 R2 too.
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Can you run the windows updates and install all the patches before running it
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There are currently no updates to install
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Soooo after doing a little bit more banging my head against the wall, I decided to install the Print Management role on the same server as the GPO's are housed, despite the fact we have a seperate print server.  After doing so, the "deployed printers" magically appeared.  *Smacks forehead*

Anyways, now that I have that functioning, I want to deploy printers by Computer Ou's.  Do I need to create a different GPO for each department?  Currently, I have one printer GPO that I have linked to 2 different ou's.  On the printer managment server, I have deployed them to seperate ou's accordingly.   However, on my test machine, both printers keep appearing.  
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