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Group Policy: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers folder

Posted on 2009-04-08
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Hi,

I need to Disable the option to 'Disallow installation of printers using kernel mode drivers'
I cannot find the following folder in Group Policy; Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers.

I am running MS Server 2003 Standard Edition which is a member server and initially thought the issue was because it wasn't configured as a Print Server but after configuring the server as a Print Server I still do not have access to the Printer Folder.

Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Question by:proactiveit
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by:Abhay Pujari
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It should be there. Otherwise repair your OS.
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by:stvbrx
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Only a guess, but maybe try View/Filtering/Only Show Policies That Can Be Fully Managed?

I'd also recommend using 2003 Enterprise Edit. R2 if you've got it.
This will allow you to deploy/manage printers through group policy.
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jlingg earned 250 total points
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Add the admistrative template, System.adm to GPEDIT.MSC.
Start, run, gpedit.msc
expand computer configuration, administrative templates
If you don't see printers, then right click on administrative templates,
select add/remove templates, select add, locate system.adm in the windows\inf folder, click open, click close.
click on start run, gpupdate /force. you should now be able to manage the printers and disable the disallow installation of printers using kernel mode
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by:proactiveit
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Thanks jlingg, worked a treat.
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