Print Server - Clients Cannot Connect to printer, access is denied
Posted on 2014-11-01
I have a Windows domain environment. All printers are installed on a central print server (Server 2012 - fully patched). Recently, a new issue appeared where users can no longer install printers from the print server.
Users can browse to the print share at \\printserver. When they double click the printer, they are given the error "windows cannot connect to printer. access is denied". This error even appears if a domain admin account is logged into a workstation. Other servers can install printers from the print server just fine.
I cannot readily identify any recent GPO changes that may have caused this. The printer security for each printer is set to Everyone can Print. All users who already had the printer installed can still print without issue.
I have removed client pcs from domain and re-joined.
Point and Print restrictions is not enabled nor has it ever been.
Tried disabling DEP per another forum.
No AV changes.