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27 May 2010   #1

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Windows 7 and network usage

We have just gotten a batch of laptops with Windows 7 on them and are in the process of setting them up for deployment. One problem I have seen is that most of our XP machines are placed into printer groups in Active Directory. When a user logs in the printer is already installed.

On the Windows 7 PCs when a user logs in the are first prompted to download the driver then has to provide admin credentials. I need to find a way around this just like XP.

Any thoughts?


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27 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

It may help to turn off password protected sharing in the Advanced sharing menu. The link below shows you how.
Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek
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