I'm trying to use Group Policy Preferences to manage user connections to shared printers.
The print server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Std edition. Several printers are installed, and I've added x64 editions of all the drivers to the print server as well.
I've created a new GPO containing the printer preference settings. Printer mappings are targeted based on AD security group membership.
I log on to a Windows XP PC with the Group Policy CSEs installed and the printer maps perfectly.
I log on to a Windows 7 x64 PC and it doesn't map. If I manually connect to the shared printer, I get a prompt which asks me to confirm if I trust the server before installing the driver, and then it works perfectly.
I have domain admin rights and my UAC settings have not been changed from the default, i.e. UAC is enabled and the default level is selected.
Is the printer mapping failing because it's unable to prompt me to install the driver, or is there something else afoot?