Deploy printer using group policy - won't work
I am trying to deploy a printer (starting with just one) to a group of PCs in a computer lab. For the moment I have taken one PC to the server room and set it up with a test name. I have created an OU and added the PC into it. I should say its a Windows XP client with SP3 installed
To deploy the printer I have installed it on the server (server 2008) and I have added the x86 drivers under the "additional drivers" button. I then deployed the printer through print management and created a group policy object. I have linked the group policy object to the OU containing the test PC.
I have set the Point and Print Restrictions so that its enabled but I have not ticked either option and set all warnings to hidden.
When I reboot the client PC it does not have the printer installed. When I do a GP result it shows that it is in the correct OU and that the printer group policy oibject is associated with this test PC.
My question...what have I missed. The theory of deploying printers through Group Policy sounds perfect for our needs in the school and seems reasonably easy to implement but I'm getting nothing. I'm hoping its just something I've missed, some step or option I haven't ticked?
This is my first entry into Group Policy and any help would be appreciated.