Enable Vista domain user permissions to install printer drivers

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I need help with locating the setting to allow Vista domain users to be able to install printer drivers from network printer shares. Every time I try to map to a new printer as a domain user using Vista Biz the driver install fails. I am on a 2008 domain controller and a lot of our workstations are on Vista Biz, don't seemed to have the problem with our XPP workstations.
Question by:blightle
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    I had a similar problem once and it turned out to be the "User Account Control" (the annoying pop-up box in Vista) that stopping me from installing the network printer. Try turning it off - restart the computer and then install the printer. You can then turn it back on and restart the computer again.
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    You could also look into installing the printers via group policy:

    As for your specific error, it may UAC, as mz3prs said.  Make sure your drivers are Vista-specific as well.  If you have any old XP drivers (from upgrades or imaging) remove those as well.

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