Printer Permissions

I have a client who is running an application that needs access to the printer drivers when the application runs a report.  I need to be able to give the Domain Users group access to the print drivers.  Has anyone ever done this in Server 2008?  Is it even possible?
cybersharks1Asked:
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Darius GhassemCommented:
To install Printer Drivers the users must have Power User access.
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cybersharks1Author Commented:
They don't need to install a printer.  Just access the driver for the application to be able to run reports.  I am not sure if this is going to need to be added at a per printer basis as all the printers were installed using the admin account, or if this can be done through a policy setting.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
So, if the printer is installed why would they need access to the driver?
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cybersharks1Author Commented:
I was never given a reason by the software vendor, however, I think that the application draws the report based off of the printer settings, as there is no way to run a report without access to a printer.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
If you have the Everyone group setup in the Printer Properties for security then they should have access to the printer. I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to complish since the drivers are already installed then the users don't need access to the drivers they need access to the printer settings or printer.
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cybersharks1Author Commented:
I have checked that and everyone has permissions on the printers.  The application at some lever needs to have administrative access to the driver in order to draw up the report.  I am not sure and I don't want to make everyone a domain admin just to run this application.  The only difference in the administrative account that I am using and the Everyone group is that my admin user is the printer owner.  But if I change it to where Everyone is the owner will that possible break the printer having a group be the printer owner.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
No, a group is fine and that might be the problem.
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cybersharks1Author Commented:
Ok all I had to do was go to Local Security Policy on the Terminal Server and Local Policies --> User Rights Asssignments and add the Domain Users to Load and Unload Device Drivers.  This corrected this issue.  Thanks.
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