Printer GPO and Loopback
Posted on 2011-10-13
I've seen similar questions to this but not exactly what I'm looking for, so...here's my situation.
We are a school system using Windows Server 2008 R2 and we deploy network printers via GPO, for the most part. The printer policy is targeted to a group of computers (in a room, for example). This works well as long as the user is in a subfolder of the policy (at that school, for example). However, if a user goes to another site, the printer policy does not get applied, even though the policy is directed at the workstation. It looks like enabling loopback may be our answer here and I'm getting ready to test that, but wanted to ask if anyone has similar experience and advice? I'm thinking I'll go with the replace mode, because there's no need to be printing to anywhere except the printer assigned to the workstation. And, I'm thinking I should configure this on the actual printer GPO that's created, so that only the printer setting is affected by the loopback mode? Thanks for any insight.