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Deploy Printers Via Group Policy

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Hello I have been trying to setup deployment of printers via goup policy and have run into a probelm.  My AD schema version is 44. I have a couple of blade servers running server 2003 Enterprise Addtion SP2.  The blades are running Microsoft clustering services and serve as file and print servers.  I added the print server role to a server 2003 SP2 R2 box I have spinning elsewhere so that I could get at the print managment component since you can't manage cluster servers in that mannner.

I was able to susscessfully deploy a printer via a GPO in the print management console however when I goto the GPO editor and look at the GPO the deployed printer is not listed.

Is this due to the fact that the pritners are installed on a cluster or am I doing something else wrong? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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The 2003 version of the Group Policy Management console does not show GPO deployed printers in the Settings tab or anywhere in the editor. But that does not mean they aren't there.

My desktop PC is Windows 7 and the GP Management console for Windows 7 DOES show the printer connections for GPOs whereas looking at the same GPO (which only has printer connections and no other settings) in the GP console on Server 2003, it shows "No settings defined". But the policy does work.

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Thanks!  The tutrioal I was following said it should show up in 2003 R2.  So I hadn't gone any further and seup the pushprinterconnections part. I went ahead and finished the config it still isn't showing up but it is all working!
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