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Printer sharing issues

Hi All,

  I have windows 2003 server acting as print server with 30 network printers,  since two days only alot my clients are receiving an alert while printing which says " Do you want to trust this printer" and they need to reinstall the printers again and again, kindly advise what is the problem

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I started to get that on my windows 7 workstations, I have mostly 32-bit, I added several 64bit workstations to the mix, and updated the server drivers using the manufacturers versions.

2 main reasons for this:

This mainly happens if your installing the printer as a local admin, but not a domain admin.  Doesn't affect the successfull installation of the printer though.

A local registry fix would be

This could most likely been done via your group policy

Good luck


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From here.... Primarily concerned with #'s 4 and 5.......

Control Printer Driver Installation Security

To permit users to connect only to specific print servers that you trust

In the Point and Print Restrictions dialog box, click Enabled.

2. Disable This (or enable, if you are controlling it...)
Select the Users can only point and print to these servers check box if it is not already selected.

3. Skip if not enabling #2
In the text box, type the fully qualified server names to which you want to allow users to connect. Separate each name with a semi-colon.

In the When installing drivers for a new connection box, choose Do not show warning or elevation prompt.

In the When updating drivers for an existing connection box, choose Show warning only.

Click OK.


I tried but still the same case, when i add any printer in the server or changed any existing i face the same message in ymy users, please advis
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Are you using any additional policies related to driver loading/printing?