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Windows Thread, GPP Printer mapping not appearing in Technical; Hmm. Feel I'm missing something simple here. I've setup a GPO with a GPP shared printer mapping. This is setup ...
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    GPP Printer mapping not appearing

    Hmm. Feel I'm missing something simple here.

    I've setup a GPO with a GPP shared printer mapping. This is setup on a computer OU under the User Configuration node with loopback processing enabled under Computer Configuration. I'm not using Item-level targeting yet as this is just a test so am restricting this to one OU but Authenticated users have read permissions to the GPO so should apply to all.

    My problem is that I get no printer appearing on logon. The only event log information I'm getting is an app log warning telling me that the printer driver was added.

    The computer I'm testing is a Windows XP SP3 with the client extensions update installed. I will be moving to Windows 7 but need this running on XP for the time being.

    Any ideas?

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    Hi Randle,

    Just double checked our settings as we deploy printers via the same method to Windows XP Clients.

    GPO Policy within OU of the intended computer account(s)

    Computer Configuration:
    User Group Policy loopback processing mode: Enabled - Merge

    User Configuration:
    Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Printers

    Order:
    1 - Delete > All Networked Printers
    2 - Replace > \\server\share

    Installed Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extentions for Windows XP

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    Mine map fine using gpp but i don't check the "run in users security context".



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    have you deployed the update to the gp pcs that allows gpp setting to apply?

    kb943729 iirc

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    My settings look to be exactly the same as yours MYK-IT although don't have the delete job in place but trying to remove all unneccessary variables initially.

    Again my settings are pretty much the same as yours chazzy2501 but need this mapping through Computer Configuration with loopback as users are in a completely separate OU outside of this current heirachy.

    Interestingly the "Run in logged-on user's security context..." tickbox can be used in place of loopback processing although only speed read through the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    have you deployed the update to the gp pcs that allows gpp setting to apply?

    kb943729 iirc
    Yes client extensions have been installed through WSUS.

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    If you look at my setup I don't use loopback. I add all the printers as default but then use the item level targeting to see which OU the PC is in. My PCs are in a different OU to my users but in the same domain.

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    I have tried the same configuration as you mention but no change unfortunately. My thinking was that looking at your screenshot, your users are located in the "Year..." folders(?) and this GPO is set above these meaning they inherit these GPP settings and so don't require loopback processing whereas my users are outside the root OU for these computers because I have an RM network and a smaller Vanilla setup running parallel but the users reside in the RM heirachy which is why loopback is required in this instance otherwise the setting would never get applied to the user logging on.

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    if you create a user in the same ou as the pc and apply the policy to them does it work?

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    Creating a fresh user directly within the OU works and the printer gets mapped. Moving the user to my proper user OU's outside of this structure also still works. The only difference is that the test user I just created isn't a member of any of the GPO's my other users are meaning I need to find out what GPO is causing this to falter.

    Interestingly..again I noticed that after about 45 minutes or so, the mapping appears for my initial test user. Feels like there's just a long delay somewhere along the line.

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    chazzy2501 you are right. My test user still shows this printer without loopback enabled in this case. Appears it works different to logon scripts through GPO delivery

    Struggling to figure out the conflict here though

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    Quote Originally Posted by randle View Post
    Creating a fresh user directly within the OU works and the printer gets mapped. Moving the user to my proper user OU's outside of this structure also still works. The only difference is that the test user I just created isn't a member of any of the GPO's my other users are meaning I need to find out what GPO is causing this to falter.

    Interestingly..again I noticed that after about 45 minutes or so, the mapping appears for my initial test user. Feels like there's just a long delay somewhere along the line.
    GPUPDATE /FORCE inbetween changing GPO settings on the test PC may help.

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    Think I may have found the culprit. Seems that my remove network printers vbs script on the top OU may have been running after the GPP and so removed the printer after it had been added. Will do more testing tomorrow to confirm this and let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randle View Post
    Think I may have found the culprit. Seems that my remove network printers vbs script on the top OU may have been running after the GPP and so removed the printer after it had been added. Will do more testing tomorrow to confirm this and let you know.
    classic!

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    Well was definitely the case and am pretty please this was fixed in a day for once Something new learnt aswell. GPO Login scripts apply after GPP.

    Cheers all for your suggestions

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