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GPO Printer Question

Do you have to share a printer to distribute it via GPO?
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Yes. If the printer isn't shared, it can't be accessed remotely in any way. If you remove the option to share the printer, the checkmark for listing it in AD isn't usable.
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LockDown32Author Commented:
So if you have to, as always, share it before deploying it via GPO what is to keep others from installing it on their computers even if you don't want them to?
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Modify the permissions on the share to limit access. You can deploy the GPO and limit the GPO to only apply to specific groups. Those groups can then be added to the share so they are the only users that can install the printer.
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LockDown32Author Commented:
So of you don't give any access on the share they won't be able to drop it down on their computers?
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
If they don't have permission to access the share, they either won't be able to install the printer, or it won't show up (If access based enumeration is enabled).
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