We're testing out the new server 2008 r2 with win 7 combination and so far everything is working fine. We have now come to test the printer sharing side of things and we hit a stumbling block. Basically we got a shared printer on the server (also a dc) with both the windows 7 32bit driver and 64bit driver from the manufacturer.
When the standard users are allocated to the shared printer it doen't work and gives the error:
winodws cannot connect to the printer. access is denied. I've been looking through various threads on the forums on the net but so far nothing has worked. So far we have tried:
on computer GPO we have the Point and print restrictions set to disabled
on the Computer GPO we also have disabled the "Prevent users to install printer drivers"
on computer gpo we have set also set "allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes" and have added in the Printers GUIDS
but it still does not work.
If i login an admin and add a printer its working fine which makes me thing its got the be the correct drivers and probably some permissions but just haven't been able to nail it down.
Under point and print restrictions:
Point and Print Restrictions Enabled
Users can only point and print to these servers: Disabled
Enter fully qualified server names separated by semicolons
Users can only point and print to machines in their forest Disabled
When installing drivers for a new connection: Do not show warning or elevation prompt
When updating drivers for an existing connection: Do not show warning or elevation prompt
This setting only applies to:
Windows Vista and later
User Configuration (Enabled)hide
No settings defined.
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 12th July 2011 at 04:23 PM.
HI I had this problem and only managed to solve it with print manager and deploy the printer through gpo. on windows 7 machine. I gave up on using scripts.
Thanks for your advice, we've fixed it by looking at the permissions on the print server properties. For everyone the "Print" and "View" must be ticked otherwise the access denied error may happen. Now this is the default setting on server 2008 R2 but when testing we must have tinkered with it when it was originally not working but this was i think due to not having the point and print restrictions disabled.
All working happily now on GPP, GPO and script methods.
make sure user has admin rights access
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