Printer assigned via user node GPPE keeps clearing Printer Properties set by users
Posted on 2013-01-25
I have a Windows 2008R2 domain with several hundred Windows XP clients.
I use Group Policy Preference Extensions to assign shared printers to users. The shared printers are on a Window 2008 server running Print Manager.
One of my printers is a Ricoh MP7001 Copier/Printer. Users require a valid access code in order to send print jobs to this printer. They can set their valid access code by right-clicking on the printer in "Printers and Faxes" and selecting Printing Preferences -->Valid Access-->User Code field.
The problem is that every time the group policy refreshes, it clears the User Code field from the Printing Preferences -->Valid Access dialog. This makes assigning this printer via group policies unusable.
How can I prevent a group policy refresh from resetting this value for each user?