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Unable to remove Printer Windows 7

Posted on 2012-04-12
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I want to give computers / users the appropriate group policy to allow them to add / remove printers, without having the administrator log on and do it.  What I'm currently working on, is the image of windows 7 we have, includes 3 printers, called Fax, Microsoft XPS Document Writer, and Send to OneNote 2010 - which we all want deleted.

Ideally I'd like to be able to do this as the user account, however when I go to delete it, it throws back the error: Access is denied, unable to remove device.

In my GPO of the User Configuration, I already changed these policies thinking it would do it, but it's not it:

User Configuration
Policies
Administrative Templates
Control Panel
Printers
Prevent addition of printers - DISABLED
Prevent deletion of printers - DISABLED

If this is not possible, I'm also open to getting a vbs script to remove the printers in question, something like if these printers are found, to delete them upon logon.

Thanks.
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http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Managing-Printers-Group-Policy-Part1.html

Take a look at this and see if it helps. Looks like theres some changes you can make in the gpo up adminstrative templates. Our enviornment allows the user to remove/add printers so it's feasible through gpo
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