...alternately, what permissions do I need to give someone so they can view (but not alter) the
Additional Drivers on a network printer shared out from a Windows print Server? (Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2)
The problem is that we need to inventory all the printers we have on our print servers, and in particular, verify that that they have 32 and 64 bit drivers installed. Of course, to make life difficult, we don't want to allow the people doing the inventory to have permissions to manage the printers or install drivers.
So, what these inventory guys see is the
Additional Drivers button greyed out:
And they need to see the Additional Drivers dialogue, only, without the ability to edit it.
We can, of course, view all the drivers installed on the print server through the Print Management snap-in, but that doesn't seem to have a way to match up the installed drivers to the printer(s) they're associated with. (Someone must have decided that feature would be too useful.)
I'm also open to a command line approach, but I couldn't find one that would list the additional driver associated with a given printer.
Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_Printer -Computer [printserver name] Seemed promising at first, until I read the available properties/attributes for the class, which seem to include the driver name as the only available driver-related attribute.
The PowerShell cmdlets for Print Management also don't seem to do what I need, and are only available for Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 anyway (sigh).
At the same time, I've seen it done where users had the ability to view the additional drivers on a printer without changing them, so I'm pretty sure it's possible... though, viewing the security tab and permissions options for a printer doesn't seem to shed any light on the matter.
Leaving me with the question of how to display that information as a limited user, or what permissions I need to assign in order to allow a user to view (but not alter) the printer's installed drivers.