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03 Sep 2010   #1
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Windows 7 printer problems

Hello!

Is there a way to add network printer as a power user on win7 (registry solution or...)?

Thanks!


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05 Nov 2010   #2
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Anybody alive?
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05 Nov 2010   #3
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Under Devices and Printers there is an option at the top of the page to add a printer and when you click on it it asks if it is a network printer or printer connected directly to your computer.
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06 Nov 2010   #4
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Thanks for the replay....but i know that . My problem is that power user can't add network printer without admin rights on win7. This was not problem on XP. Anybody knows what I'm talking about?
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07 Nov 2010   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Sorry, but I'm not aware of any such category of Win7 accounts known as "Power User".

And, if this is YOUR machine, then why do you NOT have admin rights in the first place?

If this is someone else's machine, THEY should login with admin rights and then you can install the printer.

If this is a Work-provided machine, you have no business messing around with installing ANYTHING. Companies have IT departments for doing that -- and, more important, all to often, have policies of firing folks for messing around with company-provided equipment.
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17 Nov 2010   #6
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An account with Power User rights . I have admin rights on my PC. The policy is that they don't give admin rights to employees. I'm not messing around anything, just trying to find out is there a way to install network printer on win7 machine without admin (account with power user right in this case) rights that can be solved via GP. With WinXp, somone who is power user could with piece of cake install network printer without admin rights so I'm trying to find out how can I manage that on Win7 machine with Power User rights? Thanks
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12 Jan 2011   #7
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Nothing?
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17 Jan 2011   #8
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Windows 7/XP sp3
 
 

This has solved my problem for now:

Open GPEDIT.MSC and under computer configuration - administrative templates - printers - point and print restrictions:

> Users can only point and print to machines in their forest:

Enabled
Security Prompts, When Installing Drivers for a new connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt
Security Prompts, When Installing Drivers for a new connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt

Also:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Driver Installation
The setting is called "Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these devices setup classes".
You will need to add the device class GUID of printers: {4d36e979-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
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