Point and Print Restrictions Missing in Computer Configuration Server 2008 R2
Posted on 2012-03-19
I would truly appreciate any help you all can give me on this. I have been working on creating a new print server for my company. It is running on Server 2008 64 bit. I've installed both 64 and 32 bit drivers and am getting ready to deploy to our Windows 7 clients. I have ran into one HUGE!!! problem. Minus our IT department, everyone is a non-admin.
About two weeks ago I began the great Google search to see how to allow this. We have decided that we want to use Group Policy to allow non-admin users to add printers. I found articles about which settings we need to change. I find one in User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Control Panel --> Printers --> Point and Print Restrictions. We disable it, push the group policy out to a non-admin user I created and it works like magic!!
I go to test it on a non-admin user on a new PC. Everything is going fine... until it asks me for the password!!! I do more research and I find out there is a very similar setting in Computer Configuration. I go in there and look in both Administrative Templates --> Printers and Administrative Templates --> Control Panel --> Printers. It's not in either place. Grrrrrr! I do more research and am getting 20 different answers. I get one person saying I can download something and import that policy, I have other saying don't use that setting us this. I think we have changed like 10 setting now for the OU we needs group policy and we can not get it to work.
We would be more than willing to try importing the setting. Our concern becomes if we import more administrative templates, will this remove any settings we have on ones that are still there?
If anyone can offer me any advice, I sure would be appreciative!
Thanks in advance!