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Server 2008 R2, allow users to install printer drivers GPO

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Hi all,

i heard there was a GPO that will allow users to install printer drivers, i have found the gpo where you have to input the device ID

but where is the gpo to allow printer drivers to be installed by users?

reason being, sage acc 50 needs to install a pritner on the fly to print its PDFs so i doubt ill eb able to find the dev for that

Thansk for any help
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by:PenguinN
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There is a policy that allows user to install signed driver and un assigned drivers, I believe it is what you are looking for.

I Don't know if you are running XP/7/or just 2008R2 RDP bur here are some references
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298503

For windows 7 there is an article
http://www.killertechtips.com/2009/05/06/disable-driver-signing-in-windows-7-using-group-policy-editor/

Optional
http://www.ngohq.com/home.php?page=dseo


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by:awilderbeast
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problem is i dont know the driver id, its signature or guid, aparently sage software creates it on the fly :S
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by:gheist
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umm what is SAGE software you are refering to?
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by:awilderbeast
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sage accounts 50

it has a feature for reconcling acccounts upon which is creates some PDFS, which is uses what it calls SagePDFPrinter40

and for some reason unless the software is run as admin it wont print(create the pdfs) which research has led me to, sage doing somethign on the fly where i cant find the printer details, i just need users to be able to install all printers via gpo if possible?
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by:gheist
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Maybe it crates a PDF file and calls it a printer internally without even getting to windows signed drivers?
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by:awilderbeast
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it does something which requires elevaltion, and its creating problems running the software as an admin, i am not willing to give the sage users admin rights on their machines so i need to enable printer install as a solution
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by:JoWickerman
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Allow Standard Users to Install Drivers For Devices from Specified Setup Classes

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770453%28WS.10%29.aspx
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by:awilderbeast
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yeah i found this, but i dont know the printers GUID, its a software PDF printer that sage accounts creates, i dont know how it works but for soem reason it needs admin rights to be able to print, i need to find a way around this, which led me to the users installing printer drivers method
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found answer on sage support website
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