troubleshooting Question

'Add device ' wizard in Windows 10

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Emeka IbekwehFlag for United States of America asked on
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Hi -

We're running Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2.  Previously (using Windows 8.1), our users were able to add networked printers (without admin credentials) by going to the Control Panel --> View devices and printers --> Add a printer --> and then selecting the desired printer.  With Windows 10, it's now prompting them for admin credentials.  I've tried just about every GPO option to disable this.  The funny thing is that when adding a printer as a non-admin user using the UNC path, it works fine; just about any other method of adding printers works as well.

Our users only know the control panel method and it will be tough teaching them a new way,  Is there any way to allow non-admins to install network printers through 'add a device' under 'devices and printers' in the control panel?
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