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Workstations Stuck on "Applying Deployed Printer Connections Policy"

Posted on 2013-11-26
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We are having systems on our network getting the message "applying Deployed Printer Connections Policy" and they are taking forever to reach the Ctrl Alt Delete screen.  I do all the group policies and no policies have changed.  I have confirmed that the print server is up...we would know about it if it wasn't.  So far I found our laptops are getting it which have no printers being applied through policy and now a lab that I do have 1 printer being applied is getting the same error but it doesn't make sense why.  They have never shown this issue before and as I said, nothing has changed.  I also checked the print server to see if any printers accidently got deployed through there and nothing.

When I run a gpresults on the effected system it shows in "component status" that Deployed Printer Policy applied succcessfully....?  

I need to find out where this is coming from, any help would be appreciated.
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by:Sandeshdubey
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Can you disable the printer policy and check if you are facing issue.It seems that drivers compatibilty issue of printer which is causing the issue,I had similar issue at one of the customer end.The easy way to diagnosis try accessing the printer by UNC path if popup is coming then this is the issue why its taking long time.

See below similar thread
Applying Deployed Printer Connections Policy.... Server 2008
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/add68b4a-7642-4604-a50e-650f95bdd08c/applying-deployed-printer-connections-policy-server-2008
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by:klsphotos
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I would but that is the main reason for my post....There are no printer policies being deployed....or I can't find it that is where the problem lies.  I can't determine where they are coming from.  When you do a gpresults, it doesn't show any printer policies being deployed but under "component status" it shows Printer Deployed - Success.
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by:Sandeshdubey
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Can you run rsop on the workstation and check if any GPO or local GPO is applied.It could be also due to script use to map the printer.check the logon scripts too.
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This has been resolved.  The issue was a contractor installed the wrong driver on our print server.  He corrected it but not before it got stuck on all the computers that had that printer applied, which we have something that goes to all computers allowing students to install.  I also upgraded the ram on the print server and refreshed all computers.  All are working properly now.
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This was difficult to troubleshoot and not the normal reason but I handle all policies and nothing has changed for months and ran successfully so it was something I had to investigate outside of policy.
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