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    Windows 7 printing problem

    This is a fairly basic problem, but I'm posting here as I'm hoping to find a quick fix.

    In one of the IT Rooms the PCs kept randomly dropping the printer I'd deployed via group policy, and in the end I installed it manually in the way I'd always used for Windows XP - log on as admin, use "Add a local printer", and create a new local port of the form \\server-name\printer-share.

    This works fine when you log on as the admin, and other users can see it - but if anyone else tries printing to it it just sits in the print queue with "Error - printing". I've tried making a test student a local admin, adding all permissions for everyone in the printer's Security tab, and it still doesn't work.

    Where am I going wrong here? Do I really have to use some logon script or something? Or would you expect this to work, in which case I could try deleting it off the server and adding again etc...?
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    Are you sure its not driver related?

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    On the print server, open the printer in question, select Advanced and Print Processor and make sure it's set to "Winprint - Raw"

    I've seen numerous distribution problems with standard users when this is set to anything else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkaline View Post
    Are you sure its not driver related?
    *edit*

    Very possibly. Spent a bit more time on it, but it was generally being a PITA so I ended up bypassing the print server and just adding it on a TCP/IP port on each machine. Seems to be working now, so that should see things through to the end of term anyway.

    Thanks for your input folks.
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