Pause Printing option grayed out, Windows Server 2008, non administrators

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-26
On a Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop server, only administrators/domain admins etc, can use the "pause printing" option, for printers installed on the server.

I have gone into devices and printers --> server properties --> security, and given all rights to the user for print management etc. Still the option is grayed out.

Question by:jkockler
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    If you can, make a user a power user and test.  If that doesn't work, report back.
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    Author Comment

    That is not an option here. This TS is also a DC, thus eliminating the power users local group.

    This has to be controlled in GP somewhere.
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    by:Brad Bouchard
    Sorry, there is no way around it, and there is no GP setting that will allow for this.
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    Author Comment

    Gah okay that is what I had suspected. Thank you.

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