Solved

Point and Print Restrictions for RemoteApp Session Host

Posted on 2015-02-10
3
98 Views
Last Modified: 2015-06-26
We have deployed several apps using Windows 2008R2 RemoteApp and they work fine.  However, printers do not always map correctly when deployed from a GPO.

I think the problem is related to Point and Print, but I haven't been able to solve it via methods mentioned elsewhere.

As long as the remote printer has been connected previously (usually from the console by an admin), there is no problem.  However, if a driver is updated on the remote print server, or if a new printer is installed with a driver that isn't on the Session Host, then the printer fails to map and we see an event log entry indicating that no suitable driver was found.

We have a GPO set to apply the following (in machine policy and user policy, just to cover our bases):

Point and Print Restrictions:  Enabled
Users can only point and print to these servers:  Disabled
Users can only point and print to machines in their forest:  Disabled
When installing drivers for a new connection:  Do not show warning or elevation prompt
When updating drivers for an existing connection:  Do not show warning or elevation prompt

I've done a gpresult /r and verified that the policy is being applied to the machine.  If I do a gpresult /h or run a RSoP query remotely it says that those settings are applied.  However, users are still not able to install new print drivers or update existing ones.

In my searching I've seen articles which say that the Point and Print settings aren't necessary for a Win2k8R2 machine (which is the context of the RemoteApp), but other sites which say it DOES matter etc.

Can anyone offer any insight as to how to allow a user to update/install drivers without having them be local admins?
0
Comment
Question by:PlanarIT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
eastms earned 500 total points
ID: 40602380
The only policy we have in place for this is:

Point and Print Restrictions:  Disabled

On your printer server you also want to ensure you have compatible drivers for the client systems
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40853979
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for eastms's comment #a40602380

for the following reason:

This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to rollback Windows updates with SCCM? 6 78
windows 2008 installation hangs 13 38
GPO on certain users 17 34
Measure time after installing Antivirus 8 54
Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question