GPP Printers and Romaing Profiles (again...)
Over the summer we rolled out Windows 7 x64 across the whoel site.
Overall everything has gone really well.
There's only one problem that seems to have me stumped at the moment.
Our GPP Printers were working lovely, but then our GPO containing these printers became corrupted without a backup available.
We recreated the GPO and copied all the printers over and it's working great but this has left our users with orphaned printers from the old GPO stuck in their profiles.
All the Printer queues are setup to "Remove when no longer applies" with Item Filtering matching the Machine name to the Departmental Printer.
For example, all machines starting MFL-* will get the MFL Photocopier etc...
But because the orphaned queues are from another GPO, GPP in the new Policy wont touch them.
To try and correct this I added a "Delete All Shared Printer Connections" as the first item.
This works, just not at every login. I've found that it applies in the second login.
If a Student logs in, notices he's got the wrong printers then logs off, then back on, GPP will sort itself out and remove all connections and apply the required ones.
Trying to resolve this I also turned on "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed" for Printer Preferences under the Computer GPO.
I had hoped this would "force" GPP to apply every login. No change.
My only alternative at the moment is to apply a logoff script to the Students GPO which removes all Shared Printer Connections.
However, so far our Windows 7 setup is 100% GPO/GPP. Ideally I would like to keep things that way and avoid scripts.