Ok I have installed 5 computer suites this summer and bar a few permissions glitches with Delphi everything seemed to be working beautifuly. Until today.
Access was deployed by GPO using the standard office install + a transform created using the office resource kit's little utility. There is also a GPO attched to the base workstation policy to restrict the universal file open dialogue and macros etc of office which applies to all 5 rooms and is being loaded and applied. However in the 3 rooms in question when you try to create a report in design view nothing happens no error no crash it just doesn't do it. Even with full logging on nothing even shows in eventviewer as a reason why it didn't happen. This is true with a student mandatory profile, teacher mandatory profile or a full admin account. If you try to create a report with the wizard it lets you make all the choices and then when you hit finish it says "the report could not be created" still no report in event viewer of any restriction implimentation permissions error or anything. So basicaly I have nothing to go on at all for my fault finding so. Has anyone seen this or anything like it before ?
The thing is 2 full rooms of machines are able to create reports just fine and they are subject to the same GPOs. The fact that an admin account cannot create a report either also lead me away from GPO as the cause.
The only difference between the systems that can and those that can't is the windows install. They are a different RIS image but the same GPO deployed install of office. I'm just not sure what aspect of a windows install could cause this but I'll continue testing.
Printers are assigned in the rooms by a script. I didn't have any complaints about printing today but first thing I check tomorrow will be that because I've had a similar problem with publisher and A3 pages. No error just wouldn't do it.
Ok there may be a link here but its not a 1:1 link because theres a couple of machines that hte printing is working fine on that also have the report issue but it turns out there is a printing issue in the same room and the machine I've manually fixed it on can now create reports too so my new question is. How to I force 90 machines to reinstall a printer driver from the server without having to actually log on to each one? The printers run a script to add the printer s on each user logon but they seem to use a cached copy of the driver and get an error when trying to print. Is there a way to force them all to grab the driver from the server again as my forcing one to do just that seemed to do the trick.