Network printers via GPO.
We recently lifted the domain functional level to 2008 R2. We are starting to see more windows 7 clients in our domain, but we still have lots of clients with windows xp.
Although we had this problem before we lifted our functional level (then running in mixed mode with 2003), it has become even worse now.
The problem is network printers via GPO. I'll try to keep it short :)
Basically, it won't work on either win7 or winxp computers when pushing the printers out on user configuration. However, it DOES work on win7 computers if i push the printers out via Print Services installed on the printserver on computer level, and then using the "add network printers" function in the GPO to set the printers as standard, for example. This does not work on winxp computers.
But, using the only GPO to add the printers, and only on user level, like i want to, won't work at all. And this is a massive headache to me. The printservers are spread out on various locations, all connected with fiber connection and running either server 2003 32bit or 2008 32bit.
Here is the setup i am currently using in my GPO's:
Computer configuration -> Administrative templates - Printers ->
Point and Print Restrictions Enabled
Users can only point and print to these servers: Disabled
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
Computer configuration -> Administrative templates - System -> Driver installation
Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes Enabled
Allow Users to install device drivers for these classes:
User configuration -> Administrative templates -> Control Panel -> Printers
Prevent addition of printers Disabled
User configuration -> Administrative templates -> System -> Driver installation
Code signing for device drivers Enabled
When Windows detects a driver file without a digital signature: Ignore
I have confirmed that it's not any UAC or something like that that prevents the users to add the printers, because they can do that without any hickups when doing it manually.
Has anyone encountered this problem before, and got it to work? I'll provide you with as much information i can, so please ask. Thanks for the help in advance!