Network printers silently try to install on login and fail.


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 64bit
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 1,007
    Winndows 7 32 bit
       #2

    FSNx28 said:
    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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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, I'll see what happens over the next couple of days
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  4. Posts : 1,007
    Winndows 7 32 bit
       #4

    FSNx28 said:
    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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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Still trying to install them...
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  6. Posts : 2,726
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

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