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Setting Default Printer via GPO on Remote Desktop Server does not work

Hello,

we are trying to connect users on a remote desktop server to shared printers using a GPO. In addition to that a few printers are installed locally on RDS05.
While the printers from the GPO are connected correctly for every user the default printer is not set. Instead one of the locally installed printers remains the default printer.
The check box (unless a local printer exists) is cleared.

I hope anyone can help. Thank you.

Regards
Sascha
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AcklesCommented:
Sascha,
You have deployed the printers via Policy for users or computers?

Now, however have you deployed, did you see the option of setting any printer as Default? Answer is No.
Because you used Policy & not Preference.

Now, if you want to specify Default Printer for users, you will have to use Preferences & make sure since this is going to be a User side preference you enable Loopback for it to take effect on your RDS05.

Please see below the resource how to setup printer via preference & you will see the check box there to set Default Printer:

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/tag/printer/

Since you already have Printer deployed, you can use the TCP/IP to pull the same deployed printer & benefit by Preference.

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AcklesCommented:
Any news?
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sstopsAuthor Commented:
Hi, I used preferences but it doesn't change. When I check the event log I get a warning that a GPO has not been applied with the error code 0x80070bc7. No Printer was found. When I delete all printers manually, log off and log on again it works the first time. When I log on again the same error message appears.

Regards
Sascha
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sstopsAuthor Commented:
One more addition. Although the error message appears the printers appears in Devices and Printer however the default printer remains to a printer locally installed on RDS.
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AcklesCommented:
If you have XPS Printer installed on RDS, please try to remove it & see if you get the desired behavior?

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sstopsAuthor Commented:
Including the XPS Document Writer?
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AcklesCommented:
Yes.
If it's a Virtual machine take a snapshot, if not just do it.

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sstopsAuthor Commented:
Nothing helped, Microsoft Support was unable to solve this easier. We ended up reinstalling machines which made the errors less frequent.
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sstopsAuthor Commented:
No solution was possible and Microsoft support ultimately gave up after three weeks. Ended up reinstalling.
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