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    Printers deployed by GPP breaks the WinXP 'My Documents' link

    We have server 2008R2 domain controllers and WinXP desktops.

    I've just deployed a couple of printers to a room using GPPs.

    The printers map correctly and work fine.

    However, users are reporting that the WinXP 'My Documents' link no longer works and gives an error message about lack of permission.

    The users can go into 'My Computer' and click on their home folder, but the 'My Documents' links has stopped working.

    I removed the policy containing the printer GPPs and hey presto 'My Documents' link works again...strange!

    Has anyone experienced this behaviour (or similar) or know of a fix?

    Cheers_ Andrew

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    Try deploying printers using GPO instead of GPP. It appears GPP breaks IE too which I reported weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Try deploying printers using GPO instead of GPP. It appears GPP breaks IE too which I reported weeks ago.
    Tried GPO and that didn't work at all on our WinXP clients. It was ok on the Win7 machines.

    We haven't fully gone over to Win7 yet and I need it to work on XP for a little while longer.

    The GPP does map the printers, it just seems to affect other unexpected stuff as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Tried GPO and that didn't work at all on our WinXP clients. It was ok on the Win7 machines.

    We haven't fully gone over to Win7 yet and I need it to work on XP for a little while longer.

    The GPP does map the printers, it just seems to affect other unexpected stuff as well!

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    For GPO on windows XP you need to make it so a .exe runs on startup or logon depending on your deployment method. For the life of me i cant remember the name but a google search should reveal it.

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    PushPrinterConnections.exe

    This is taken from one of my 2003 R2 servers. Set this as a logon and startup script and printers will map on XP and 7.

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    Thats the one. Thanks

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