Deploying Point and Print in a Windows 2008, 2003 AD server environment to stop being prompted for security and UAC when selecting a new printer.
Posted on 2011-09-09
We use Dell and Toshiba (all in one) printers.
We have Windows 2008 and 2003 servers in our AD environment. Our print server is a 2003 R2 Standard Edition server. Our users are Windows 7 and a few Visa pc's. They can go to \\myprintserver from the command prompt and select printer to install. However, then it prompts them with the security warning prompt and "do you wnat to continue". They respond with Yes. However the print driver download begins and they then get a UAC prompt because they do not have sufficient credentials to download the driver. So our helpdesk person has to go by, login with there credentials and download the driver. Then they are ready to print.
We want to get around this issue. What is the best way to do this?
Implement Point and Print?
Pre-stage the print drivers on the pc's we image?
Upgrade our print server to Windows 2008?
Use only signed print drivers? (I am not sure we can always guarantee the download of signed drivers).
What would be best practices?