Printer Deployment with Group Policy - Mixed environment between 7x64 and WinXPx64/x86
Posted on 2012-04-04
Greetings fellow IT Pros!
I have a printer deployment question.
First the relevant info:
Print Server = Win2k3 x86 (Not R2)
Pri DC = Win2k8 x64
Client machines = Mixed environment with win 7 x64 and Win XP x64/x86 (Group Policy Preference client side extensions installed)
Printers are configured using a machine based group policy objects.
I was under the impression that if I did it this way, users would not be prompted to install drivers. However, this is not the case - users are being prompted, and the ones who are not local admins cannot update drivers, or install printers when and if they change.
Here is my question - I know there is a GPO setting that will allow users to install printer drivers - do I need to use this if I am installing printers with a machine based GPO? Why?
And, if not - what have I done wrong?
The setting I was going to enable is:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers - Disabled
And, do I need to use any of these as well?
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation - Disabled
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Driver Installation\Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes - Enabled
Allowed device setup class GUIDs:
Thank you in advance!