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    is the new print server integrated as part of your domain?
    Couple of things to try, Have a look through the GPO settings on the server just to make sure there's no printer driver restrictions that could affect things. Also, you could try looking at the driver settings in the print server properties. If the drivers are configured using any specialised windows 7 settings, it could make it incompatible with XP.
    You could also try using the admin pack from an XP workstation to connect to the print server and check the settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    OK, since moving the printers to a 2008R2 Server, our XP Clients can no longer add printers (when logged on as student)

    The error they are getting is: "You do not have sufficient access to your computer to connect to the selected printer"
    Yup we just ran into this also. The problem was our win 7/XP was 32-bit. 2008R2 is only 64-bit. You will need to add 32-bit print drivers to your 2008 R2. The "universal" drivers work best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdaddy View Post
    Yup we just ran into this also. The problem was our win 7/XP was 32-bit. 2008R2 is only 64-bit. You will need to add 32-bit print drivers to your 2008 R2. The "universal" drivers work best.
    How do you add more drivers to the printer once its setup on r2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    How do you add more drivers to the printer once its setup on r2?
    Under the shareing tab in the printer properties there is a button "Additional Drivers" which allows you to add drivers for other platforms like x32 and Itanium. There are other ways to get to the same place but that way works in server 2003 onwards. You need to make sure that the x32 driver is the same version as the x64 one installed as otherwise it may reject the drivers as not the same. I usually end up downloading both at the same time off the vendor site then adding them at the same time. As it links to the drivers you only need to do this once if you mave lots of the same printer on the server as it will automagicly propogate all of the other identical printers with the additional platrom drivers too.

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    the hard part of multiple drivers can be when 08r2 uses its inbuilt divers and if like me you dont do 32 bit win7

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    How do you add more drivers to the printer once its setup on r2?
    Another method is as follows:

    You need to go to a 32-bit Vista/win 7 workstation Start\run> \\Printserver and display your shared printers. Double click a printer & wait for it to install. After it installs on the workstation go into the local printers, right click on the network printer you just installed. Select printer properties, sharing, additional drivers and select the x86 box. Click OK and the x86 drivers should upload to the server.

    I find this to be the easiest method. I also find the universal drivers to work the best.

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    Hi Guys,

    I've done all of above but the client 32 bit WinXP and 7 when adding printers install correct driver but then still come up with error re connecting to printer/s shared from the Win 2008r2 print server. Have since found hotfix from Microsoft to address this prob and a GPO tweak that needs to be added. Link to hotfix and summary is; "Windows cannot connect to printer" error message when you try to create a Point and Print connection to a remote printer from a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer
    Hope this may help as well !
    Andrew.

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    Bit of googling but not sure how relevant it will be for yourself - Just some bits and pieces I found, not sure how useful or helpful it will be - good suggestion from synack ref the drivers ensuring they match up ie both PCL 5 or whatever driver language / type and hopefully versions should be the same or similar

    The other way to do this is to put all your printers back on the 2003 print server and use the RSAT tool / util on the 2003 server to push out the windows 7 drivers - see below article

    http://www.nixadmins.net/2009/12/05/...4-bit-clients/

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    In both Computer Configuration and User Configuration go to Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer and change the "Always install with elevated prifileges" to enabled.

    You may want to force the change using gpupdate:
    A Description of the Group Policy Update Utility

    I think you're on the right track with disabling the "Prevent users from installing printer drivers". This article from MS states that should resolve the problem. It also states you may need to reboot the server, or force the policy change.
    A Description of the Group Policy Update Utility

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    When you try to connect to a printer on another computer in your workgroup, or on an untrusted domain, even though the Guest account is enabled on that computer, you receive:

    You do not have sufficient access to your machine to connect to the selected printer.

    This can occur when your and/or the Guest account does NOT have sufficient NTFS permissions on the Spool folder.

    To resolve the problem, grant the Guest account, and Users, Read and Execute, Read, and List Folder Contents permissions on the %SystemRoot%\System32\Spool folder.

    NOTE: You could grant Everyone Read and Execute, Read, and List Folder Contents permissions on the %SystemRoot%\System32\Spool folder instead.

    If they are HP printers maybe this may apply :

    Error message when you try to connect to a print queue in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed (error 0x000006be)"
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    Have you double checked your Group Policies? We found that a certain group policy that was set in our 2003 environment did not transfer properly to our 2008 environment. Resetting them fixed our issue.

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    Could be something like Point and Print, where you define where users\computers can install printers from. I had a strange problem where i could still install certain pritners after migrating print servers, but not others.

    Turned out Point and Print was set to the old server (and allowing printers form the new server? possible driver already existed on the machine or something), and once changed allowed me to install all printers (even experienced the problem as admin as we deployed printers on a per machine basis).

    Simon



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