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Printer install via gpo

Hello, I have a Windows 2003 server and a Windows 2008 server x64. My workstations are windows XP and one Windows 7.  The 2008 has printers setup to share.  I have been running scripts to install printers via the user profile login in AD.

I am trying to setup the GPO to install the printers per OU.  I have performed the setup and have a typical user and a admin that I have setup in this OU.  The admin has rights to perform any installs and updates.  I get the following results from gpresults.  The printer is not showing up in my printer list on the workstaiton.    The policy " Office Xeror Printer" is a user setup that appears to be applied.   Any recommendations?


Microsoft (R) Windows (R) XP Operating System Group Policy Result tool v2.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2001

Created On 10/20/2011 at 2:00:36 PM



RSOP results for COMPCARE\tts on TTS002 : Logging Mode
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OS Type:                     Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Configuration:            Member Workstation
OS Version:                  5.1.2600
Domain Name:                 COMPCARE
Domain Type:                 Windows 2000
Site Name:                   Default-First-Site-Name
Roaming Profile:            
Local Profile:               C:\Documents and Settings\tts
Connected over a slow link?: No


COMPUTER SETTINGS
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    CN=TTS002,CN=Computers,DC=compcare,DC=ad
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 10/20/2011 at 1:57:58 PM
    Group Policy was applied from:      compcare1.compcare.ad
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
        Default Domain Policy
        Local Group Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        FolderRedirection
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        Users.compcare.ad
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

    The computer is a part of the following security groups:
    --------------------------------------------------------
        BUILTIN\Administrators
        Everyone
        BUILTIN\Users
        NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
        TTS002$
        Domain Computers
        CERTSVC_DCOM_ACCESS
       

USER SETTINGS
--------------
    CN=Tony Tucker,OU=Test,DC=compcare,DC=ad
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 10/20/2011 at 1:58:17 PM
    Group Policy was applied from:      compcare1.compcare.ad
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
        Office Xeror Printer
        FolderRedirection
        Default Domain Policy
        Users.compcare.ad

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        New Group Policy Object
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        Local Group Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

    The user is a part of the following security groups:
    ----------------------------------------------------
        Enterprise Admins
        Everyone
        BUILTIN\Users
        BUILTIN\Administrators
        NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
        LOCAL
        Domain Admins
        Systoc
        Group Policy Creator Owners
        Domain IT Users
        Domain Users
        Schema Admins
        OLAP Administrators
        CERTSVC_DCOM_ACCESS
        Denied RODC Password Replication Group
       
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V4705Commented:
It will be much easier deploying with "print management", you can add the service with "server manager" or use a step-by-step guides like this one: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753109(WS.10).aspx

btw - don't forget to attach 32/64 bit drivers for every printer, if you running few different operation systems it's very important.



good luck!
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
I went to a Win7 machine and logged in as a user and it did not add the printer.  I logged in as a admin and it added the new printer.  I suspect the users required specific rights to deploy printers.  I have not tried anything else yet.  I will review V4705 comments.
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yo_beeDirector of ITCommented:
Have you tried Group Policy Preference Under User Setting with Item Level Targeting.
I am using this in my environment (86 Printers 200 Users).
You will need to install RSAT for W7 or Server 2008 (if not a DC) GPMC.  Once installed it adds a lot of functionality.

Group Policy Preferences: Getting Started
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892(WS.10).aspx

Preference Item-Level Targeting
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733022.aspx

GP Preferences: Add a new printer, set as default
http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/06/24/gp-preferences-set-a-default-printer.aspx
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tucktechAuthor Commented:
Still in testing to decide which method to use.  I have successfully tried both.  Thanks.
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