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Group Policy for Printer Mapping Problem SBS 2008

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Hi There,

I have a Group Policy question that may be very easy for the expert to answer.  Here is my case:

I created 2 group policies for 2 printers. 1 policy for each printer.  The problem is that when I log in under either user, both printers are mapped instead of Printer 1 only for User 1 OR Printer 2 only for User 2.

I want to hide Printer 2 from User 1 and Printer 1 from User 2.

Thanks,

Wayne
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I'm more familiar with pushing printers by computer but this may help...
Assign security on the printer. Create a Group for each printer and give it print authority while removing everyone group. That way only users in that group can print to each assigned printer. I'm not sure how to remove a printer for a user, just take away their ability to print. The drivers are needed to assist printing by other users who may use the computer.
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by:Wayne88
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Hi ieden,

Thanks for your response and yes I was able to set the security to a printer but that's more along the line of setting permissions.  That was already done but when I deployed a printer (map a printer) to launch with a group policy it really concerned me to as why both printers were showing for either users instead of only the specific printer they are suppose to see.

In an evironment where a floor can have 10 shared printers I rather not have all the printers listed to everyone.

Wayne
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We have the same problem... On the order of 15 printers. Every time one user logs on to the PC, they will create a connection on the computer. Everyone will see but not everyone will print.
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