Summary: We are currently running Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 64-bit. Unfortunately it would seem that the Computer GPO for Point and Print Restrictions (Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Printers > Point and Print Restrictions) is an option that is only available in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Detailed Description: Our printers are not being properly deployed via Group Policy to our Windows 7 workstations. The Event Log on the Windows 7 machines reports not being able to install the driver. We have verified that the correct drivers are installed in Print Management on the same server as the printers will install when added individually at each workstation.
Our research has led us to believe that the culprit is UAC (user account control) working during start-up to prevent the driver from being installed. The Computer GPO for Point and Print Restrictions need to be set to disabled however this object is not available in Windows Server 2008. The User GPO for Point and Print Restrictions has been set to disabled.
The problem: The user GPO is there but the computer GPO is not.
The Question: Is there a way to configure this GPO without upgrading to R2? How have others successfully deployed printers via Group Policy from a Server running Win2K8 to Win7 machines?