Inconsistent mapping of printers using Group Policy Preferences
This is really starting to wind me up!
Have a number of users in an OU, linked to a Group Policy which specifies a printer mapping Group Policy user preference.
It works fine, however random machines suddenly decide they don't want to map the printers (Typically during exams!!) - The weird thing is, if I then log in as Administrator, restart the 'Print Spooler' service on the workstations then log back in as the user and force a gpupdate the mappings decide to then...map!
If I try to add a shared printer manually by browsing to it and double clicking it the machine thinks about it a while then throws an error 'The specified port is unknown' (Before the print spooler restart process mentioned above).
Does anyone have any suggestions as I simply cannot be present every exam to go round restarting Print Spooler services!
All workstations are Windows 7 in a 2008 R2 domain functional level.
The printer (driver) in question if it makes any difference is a HP LaserJet P2015