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Windows 7: Network printers silently try to install on login and fail.

07 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Network printers silently try to install on login and fail.

I've noticed this on some (not all) of my machines here at work. System in example is an Dell Latitude E6530 running fully up to date Windows 7 64bit on our domain.

When a user logs on, the system decides it wants to detect network printers for some reason. It then tries to unsuccessfully install said network printers. Systems are already connected to other various network printers, and don't need these printers installed.

Is there some option that is checked that is making the computer search for these devices? If you remove them, then hit scan for hardware changes, it doesn't pick them up. However, when you login, it starts all over again..



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09 Oct 2013   #2

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FSNx28 View Post
I've noticed this on some (not all) of my machines here at work. System in example is an Dell Latitude E6530 running fully up to date Windows 7 64bit on our domain.

When a user logs on, the system decides it wants to detect network printers for some reason. It then tries to unsuccessfully install said network printers. Systems are already connected to other various network printers, and don't need these printers installed.

Is there some option that is checked that is making the computer search for these devices? If you remove them, then hit scan for hardware changes, it doesn't pick them up. However, when you login, it starts all over again..
Hi FSNx28,

You should try and disable automatic installation of devices on the system:

How to Turn off Windows 7 Automatic Driver Installation

This should disable the driver installation every time to log in to the system. Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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09 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll see what happens over the next couple of days
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10 Oct 2013   #4

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FSNx28 View Post
Thanks, I'll see what happens over the next couple of days
Hi FSNx28,

Sure please check the same at your convenience and let us know if you require further assistance from us.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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10 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Still trying to install them...
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10 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is your domain controller / server set to automatically install network printers in the group policy / active directory by any chance

Managing Printers Using Group Policy (Part 1) :: Windows 2003 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...icy-Part2.html
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11 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

^^ I opened the GPO policy snap in, and don't see any configured options under printers.
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