Solved

Windows 7 deploy printers

Posted on 2010-08-20
18
941 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:banborj
18 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33487806
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?
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33487817
... sorry.... Hit the Tab accidentally.  On the machine in error, does the RSoP show the same result before and after the GPUPDATE?
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33487818
Both accounts are in the same OU, both user login to the same machine.
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:tekrage
ID: 33489604
Go to the GPO, right click on it, and set it to 'Enforced'.  Do a gpupdate /force and reboot.  Tell us what you get.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:senad
ID: 33489808
do you have network discovery on ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33491536
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33501690
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?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33501783
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33504090
When I do gpupdate i get Result: Failure (Error Code: 0x800706be) error on this GPO policy.
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33504257
Was that after you removed that printer from the GPO but before you added it back?
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33504586
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.
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33504686
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?

Justin
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33504728
I am running 2008 AD with both XP and win 7 machines. Do i need to extend it when running 2008?
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33504857
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33504870
Thanks - do you know of any step by step tutorials of how to do this?
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33504994
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:banborj
ID: 33505008
I did that - users can add printers and printer drivers from specific servers in our domain.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
banborj earned 0 total points
ID: 33511598
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.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I recently purchased an HP EliteBook 2540p notebook/laptop. It has two video ports on it – VGA and DisplayPort. HP offers an optional docking station for the 2540p that also has both a VGA port and a DisplayPort. There are numerous online reports do…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question