Allow non-administrators to install printers (local).
Posted on 2008-10-07
I'm deploying an image globally to a few hundred sales people. These users need to be able to install local printers on the machines, but cannot have poweruser/administrator privledges.
Can this be set with a local group policy to allow the installation?
The installs will be purely driver and not from CD's that require additional applications. Its possible that we can load the drivers onto the local machine. It is also possible to have the users VPN into the domain to perform some kind of task.
What to do? Sactfice security for the convienience of letting users install printers?
Can we do an install of the printer under administrator that will allow the end-user to simply add the printer?
Two policies I have found but am unsure if are helpful are:
Local Computer Policy | User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Control Panel
| Printers there is the Point and Print Restrictions setting.
Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies| User Rights Assignment | "Load and Unload Device Drivers."