Print Spooler and GPO

Posted on 2011-10-18
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Last Modified: 2012-06-12
Is that possible to use Windows 2003 GPO to start or stop Print Spooler services depending on the Security Group?

I have a group fo computer mixed with Windows XP and Windows 7 that shared with 4 different security group (Leader, Full Access, BackOffice - Who allow to print), and (NoEmail - who not allow to print).  None of the above Group has local admin rights.

I created a test OU, move the machine to the OU, created a GPO, in User Configuration, I created a bacth file to start the spooler when login and stop a print spooler when logout. and link to the OU.  I change the Print Spooler Services at the PC to manual for start-up.

The problem:
when the system starts-up and login as the NoEmail users,  the Print Spooler started in the manual mode and user unable to change the services.

Any ideas what I did wrong?

Question by:Square1
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Expert Comment

ID: 36986241
yes you can
it would be done under machine settings
save me writing it out here is a good guide with screen shots


Author Comment

ID: 36986858
I did this already but this method is not helping.  I need to stop the spooler services when the system power on.  Depending which group of user login to the system and determine if the spooler required to be start.

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irweazelwallis earned 2000 total points
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you could use a WMI filter - but i don't like them very much
or even group policy preferences which can be targeted to a user or group
not in front of a group policy console right now but if you want some more detail on how to do that i can post it up for you

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ID: 36988008
can you please post some example for review?  thanks
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ID: 36988147

this shows you the GPO preferences at the bottom then you would click on the "common tab" and then "item level targeting"

this shows you the item level targeting


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