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Having an issue connecting to a Server 2003 print server with Windows 7 computers. I get an "Access Denied" error when trying to connect.

A Microsoft article shows the exact problem and solution by modifying the group policy. Trouble is I can only find the policy item in Server 2008, not 2003. Any thoughts.

Here is the MS article that revers to: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers\Point and Print Restrictions = Disabled

UPDATE: If we modify the above mentioned policy setting on the local Win 7 system all works fine. Found this at a few other sites. Problem is, I don't want to manually update 200 machines at the local policy level. Any thoughts?

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Are you sure that's the problem? Have you run RSOP or GPRESULTS to confirm? – joeqwerty Nov 24 '10 at 19:01
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Have you downloaded RSAT and tried to manage the point and print option through group policy from a Windows 7 machine? You should be able to create a "point and print" GPO and apply it to your clients and have it work.

Is your domain\forest operating at a Windows 2003 functional level? You should be able to install RSAT on Windows 7 and manage the policy from there assuming the functional level is 2003 or greater.

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Also, as joeqwerty mentions in the comment above, make sure you run gpresult /r to confirm that the policy is being applied. – CurtM Nov 24 '10 at 23:07

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