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I am using GPO policy to deploy printers in Win 7 machines

this tutorial to be specific
http://www.msserveradmin.com/the-one-reason-you-should-use-group-policy-preferences/

For some reason, this works for one user but not for the other in the same bucket in AD. I have to do gpupdate on the client machine to see printers. After restart - printers are gone.

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by:Justin Owens
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Are both the computers in question in the same OU?  Are both users who use these computers also in the same OU?  Are they the same OU or different OU?  Have you done an RSoP on both machines and found them to be the same?
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... sorry.... Hit the Tab accidentally.  On the machine in error, does the RSoP show the same result before and after the GPUPDATE?
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Both accounts are in the same OU, both user login to the same machine.
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Go to the GPO, right click on it, and set it to 'Enforced'.  Do a gpupdate /force and reboot.  Tell us what you get.
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do you have network discovery on ?
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I think my problem was mixed AD 2003 and 2008 servers - I am in the process of removing last 2003 AD this weekend. I think that this will let me apply win 7 GPO correctly. The situation was that when I did gpupdate /force after reboot I did not see printers for a new user on the same pc. During gpupdate printers showed up for the current user but after reboot and new user login they were gone.
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Hi

After upgrading to 2008 DC over the weekend I get Result: Failure (Error Code: 0x800706be) on one of my printers when I do gpresult on the client. Only 1 of 2 printers are added. Do you guys know what this error is about?

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I would remove that printer from the GPO and re-add it.  Make sure you don't have any trailing backslashes, as 2008/Windows 7 tend to not like those in shares of any kind.
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When I do gpupdate i get Result: Failure (Error Code: 0x800706be) error on this GPO policy.
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Was that after you removed that printer from the GPO but before you added it back?
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I removed the printer from GPO - i ran gpupdate - no errors - I created a new GPo adding a printer - i ran gpupdate - no printer I ran gpresult - error in the result file.
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OK... I am operating under some assumptions I would like to clarify.  What version of AD are you running, and if not 2008, have you extended your 2003 schema with the Windows 7 ADM files?

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I am running 2008 AD with both XP and win 7 machines. Do i need to extend it when running 2008?
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R2 and Windows 7 have GPO editable items which are not in the first release of Server 2008.  I would recommend updating your schema before you try to do too much with Windows 7.
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Thanks - do you know of any step by step tutorials of how to do this?
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Before you go down that road, have you made sure your Printer Security settings are correct on the Windows 7 machines?  They are different than on XP....

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753269.aspx

For an overview.

Justin
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I did that - users can add printers and printer drivers from specific servers in our domain.
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I stoped looking for a GPO policy to push printers and created a .bat file that works

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n\\servername\printername

Thanks for your help but GPO did not worked for me this time.
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