I have a 2008 server that is the print server. I support Windows 7 clients that are mapping printers by Group Policy preferences. I have it as a user preference (because computer policies don't have the "set as default" option). Then I have the policy loopback process in the section Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Group Policy
When I log on as a user, I dont get the printer mapped. However if I run
gpupdate /force the printer appears. So it appears that the group policy is functioning correctly - apart from somehow not being applied at startup.
I am running a 3rd party app called Deep Freeze which is like a double edged sword: It's good for keeping end user tampering at bay, but bad for management. Does anyone know any issues that come about from combining Deep Freeze and Group Policy? Is there some way I can check why this group policy is not being applied at startup?
I should also add that I have another group policy that allows users to install drivers Point and shoot to two print servers in the network.