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GPO for Printer Preferences not applying to Windows 7 clients

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Hello,
I have setup a small network at my church - (Server 2008 R2 - fully updated).  We have XP machines on the network that are able to get the printer (copier) applied to machines.  This is a preference that is applied to "computer configuration" in Group policy.  This GPO though is NOT applying successfully to Windows 7 machines.  This IS the correct driver received from the company.  I have also tested installing the driver on a W7 machine by using the UNC path (\\server\printer) which SUCCESSFULLY installs the driver on that W7 laptop.
Here is the output from the application event viewer on a Windows 7 workstation.  It states:
"The specified printer driver was not found on the system and needs to be downloaded"
Well, this is not true as the driver is there and does in fact work as I have tested it on W7 machines!

Here is the full output from Event viewer:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Group Policy Printers
Date:          7/28/2010 9:24:12 PM
Event ID:      4098
Task Category: (2)
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      2UA02506LW.rvcf.local
Description:
The computer 'RVCF Copier' preference item in the 'MachinesGPO {28198FB5-DCC4-4529-994A-9A758C8C2CCE}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070bcb The specified printer driver was not found on the system and needs to be downloaded.' This error was suppressed.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Group Policy Printers" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="34305">4098</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>2</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-07-29T02:24:12.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1032</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>2UA02506LW.rvcf.local</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>computer</Data>
    <Data>RVCF Copier</Data>
    <Data>MachinesGPO {28198FB5-DCC4-4529-994A-9A758C8C2CCE}</Data>
    <Data>0x80070bcb The specified printer driver was not found on the system and needs to be downloaded.</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>


Any help is appreciated!  Thanks,

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