Installing Printers with Group Policy Preferences
Posted on 2015-02-12
I am attempting to install printers for the first time using Group Policy Preferences and Item Level Targeting in a Windows 2008 environment with Win 7 clients. I have created a GPO linked to the Users OU. Under User Configuration/Preferences/Control Panel Settings/Printers I have added a printer on our print server. I set it to Create and checked the "Set this printer as the default printer...only if a local printer is not present." I am using Item Level Targeting to a computer group that I have some test computers in. The printer seemed to install okay, but it was not set as the default even though some of the targeted computers do not have a local printer. In fact, it changed the default on one of the machines to the One Note software printer? So, I thought I would set the shared printer to Delete to see if the policy would in fact delete the printer upon a policy refresh and a logoff/logon. Nope, printer still there. Oh, and I have enabled loopback. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.