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Windows 7: cannot install network printers without administrator access

23 Jun 2010   #11
coparofl

Windows 7
 
 

thats what I do bob

is it really working for you?


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23 Jun 2010   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coparofl View Post
thats what I do bob

is it really working for you?
Yes, that is the way I do it.

It could be that having it set to no notification just automatically answers no, so you may need to change it up one level and try it.

~Lordbob
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24 Jun 2010   #13
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

yeah, the UAC in win7 is actually useful in that respect.

This is how we have it setup at our company, as we do not want users to install printers on their own.

You can setup a GPO to allow users to install printers, by default the setting is set to not allow users to install.

Here are a couple of posts with useful info about setting up a gpo to allow for this.

Allowing regular users to install their own printers

Control Printer Driver Installation Security
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24 Jun 2010   #14
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Sounds like your users are locked down where they cannot install drivers. Can they install software at all? If it is prompting you for admin credentials when you try to install a print driver, then they do not have privileges to install software, especially not drivers.

The solution for this is a gpo to allow users to install print drivers or have your users setup as local powerusers.

In win2k8, you can push printers to users via group policy without using vbscript (new to server2k8) this may also be worth a try. But I tried to do this and it did not seem to work unless the driver had previously been installed.
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24 Jun 2010   #15
coparofl

Windows 7
 
 

still failed bob.

it was this that did the trick!

Control Printer Driver Installation Security
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24 Jun 2010   #16
coparofl

Windows 7
 
 

thanks stpbby!

and thanks everyone for their comments
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24 Jun 2010   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coparofl View Post
still failed bob.

it was this that did the trick!

Control Printer Driver Installation Security
Ah yes, that would do it.

~Lordbob
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24 Jun 2010   #18
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Right on! I'm glad it worked.
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