There seems to be lots of different ways to map printers, all appear not to work (for me). Im running a Windows 2008 Environment with windows 7 clients, simple, hey?


  1. I have a printer connected to my windows 2008r2 printer server that is shared.
  2. I have a GP with the following setting:

    • Computer Configuration >> Policies >> Administrative Templates >>Only use Package Point and print (set to disabled)

    • User Configuration >> Preferences >>Windows Settings>> Printer Connections> Added Printer enter image description here enter image description here

Then when I then log in and check event viewer I see the following error enter image description here

Double checking the printer additional driver options shows as follows:

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Ive spent 2 hours trying to solve this, should be simple right? any ideas?

  • You say both settings are in one GPO. Are there users and their computers in the OU or sub-OUs that this is applying to? – MDMarra Apr 15 '14 at 11:44
  • its applying to a sub-OU with users in it – D-W Apr 15 '14 at 11:55
  • How are your Point and Print Restrictions configured? – jscott Apr 15 '14 at 12:05
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    You've configured point and print restrictions as a computer policy but you're not applying to to any computers. Do you see the issue there? – MDMarra Apr 15 '14 at 12:09
  • I've actaully set it to both user config and computer, however, your right that only the user is in the sub-ou and not the machine, i applied the computer config point and print restriction at the root of my GP and it worked, ty – D-W Apr 15 '14 at 12:34

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