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    Adding printers in Win7

    None of our students are able to add a printer in Windows 7. They were able to add them fine in XP.

    They are all added to a 2003 server, and listed in the directory.

    Any ideas what I might have configured wrongly that isnt allowing this?

    Also, some staff have the same issue too...

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    Does it bring up UAC? http://www.edugeek.net/forums/window...terupting.html
    Or is there another failure message when they attempt it?

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    they get a point blank "Access Denied". I disabled UAC in the image before I deployed them, and i think its kept it off.

    The same students can add the same printer no worries on an xp machine..

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    Disabling UAC does not kill all of the blocks, it just makes it behave more like XP (dumbly) so it does not give you the option to elevate to do anything requireing admin rights like installing a driver. Try the above group policy anyway as it may still set it to allow the install of drivers from a remote source without elevation.

    If you are not using seporate GPOs for XP and 7 this can also cause issues if the XP policies have any extra stuff in them left over from old templates or edits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Disabling UAC does not kill all of the blocks, it just makes it behave more like XP (dumbly) so it does not give you the option to elevate to do anything requireing admin rights like installing a driver. Try the above group policy anyway as it may still set it to allow the install of drivers from a remote source without elevation.

    If you are not using seporate GPOs for XP and 7 this can also cause issues if the XP policies have any extra stuff in them left over from old templates or edits.
    Not sure if this will help - might not even be related but on windows 7 if you go to control panel --> programs and features --> turn features on or off --> print and document services --> tick LPR and LPD options and click ok

    I have done this for issues when printing to ricoh copiers and it must then use LPR / LPD to print but it works

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    Will give it a try tomorrow. Cheers

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    ive given up on vbs for printers (other than setting default) in win7 and use gpo to deploy them

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    We dont do anything. All printers are added to a server, shared, and listed in the directory, named by room. Staff and students just add a printer whenever they want to use one.

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    We also are experiencing this problem. Problem is with users in the users group such as students. What we have found is from a 2003 print server this occurs. From a 2008 R2 print server it is fine. I have not tested on 2008 R1. If I push the printers via Group Policy it is fine. From the forums I have read Microsoft is aware of the problem but has no solutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Will give it a try tomorrow. Cheers
    Did those setting(s) not help then ?

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    Have you checked out what I did at Install unsigned printer drivers without being prompted? ?

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    Ive not had a chance to revisit this issue yet, will try to get a minute today.. Thanks for the suggestions..

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    OK, Ive just tried adding the printer toa 2008R2 Server, and sharing it from there. It added on the windows 7 client under a student account first pop.

    Will make a new 2008R2 server for printers and start migrating them accross.. Cheers

    PS. Is this a bug or a feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    OK, Ive just tried adding the printer toa 2008R2 Server, and sharing it from there. It added on the windows 7 client under a student account first pop.

    Will make a new 2008R2 server for printers and start migrating them accross.. Cheers

    PS. Is this a bug or a feature?
    It would appear this is one of those M$ features.

    Doing further testing it would appear SYNACK's original post does work. He referenced this link [Solution]: Mapping printers with logon scripts in Vista&7 without UAC interupting

    The mistake I made was the policy had computer disabled which is essential for windows 7. So thank you everyone for the assist. For us ramping our print servers to 2008 R2 was not cost prohibitive.

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    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"



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