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    standard users adding Printers

    Playing with Win7 RC1 and testing it as a build for a class room... in readyness incase we can go live in the summer or Oct hols...

    i'm having problems deploying printers to standard users. as the drivers won't install unless an administrator has allready installed them

    I've done a few things but still it wont work the "student user" can't add a printer nor will the vb scripts that normally do it on login. unless its previously been added by an admin user

    I've Tried this

    System/Device Installation/Device Installation Restrictions
    Policy Setting Comment
    Allow installation of devices using drivers that match these device set-up classes Enabled

    and added the following..
    {36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}
    {4d36e978-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
    {4D36E979-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    {D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F0}
    {D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F1}
    {D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F2}
    {D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F4}
    {D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F5}

    the drivers when installing seem to show different classes to the ones above i was wondering if i need to find each individual class for each printer driver i have!

    I have also done a loopback merge and tried using User config the Preferences Control Panel Settings, Printers then added the shared printers from there. but this has the same effect unless the driver is installed the printer doesn't appear.

    anyone looked at this before?

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    ok this is quite interesting in the Word doc on this page, it says:

    Point and Print Security on Windows Vista

    Confirm that the shared printers are hosted on Windows Vista or Windows Server “Longhorn” computers. Confirm that the shared printers use a printer driver package by contacting the printer vendor. This option does not require a group policy setting
    so this may mean until my print server is upgraded to 2k8 this may not actually work, and it also looks like I need point and print drivers, which may be difficult for my Photocopiers..

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    For the above method you just need non-kernel mode drivers which they practically all are, even really old ones and it will work with Windows 2003 Servers as I had it setup like this in one of my schools.

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    odd.. must be doing something wrong then..
    i'll have another play later.



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