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Install printers through GPO CNAMES

Hi experts.

Trying to install printers through GPO. Printers will install fine using the print servers DNS name. Would like to install using CNAME. This is not working. I can manualy browse and install and print using CNAME, but not through GPO.
Both DC and print server is 2008R2. Clients Win7

Ideas?

Thanks.
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
Cnames do not work with GPO's. Why not just use the server name? Plus, MS is trying to get away from people using Cnames. That is why, to use them for file shares you have to edit the registry. While the link below doesn't state server 2008, I have had to use it in order to use a cname:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281308
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jakobmarkussenAuthor Commented:
net view \\cname.domain.com is working fine. I use  cnames "all over" .. GPO is mapping network drives using cname etc.. Only thing not working is printers. Ofcourse I could use the servername, but prefer to use alias
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Michael OrtegaSales & Systems EngineerCommented:
Are you using the Policy Preferences, or a script?
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jakobmarkussenAuthor Commented:
Policy preferences. Used to use scripts where CNAME worked ok.
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jakobmarkussenAuthor Commented:
Got to work.. After disabling

Computer Confgi /Policies /Adm templates /Printes /Point and Print Restrictions

printers are mapped using CNAMEs
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jakobmarkussenAuthor Commented:
Changed police Computer Config/Policies/Adm Templates/Printers/Point and Print restrictions to disabled
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