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Trying to Deploy printer using a user gpo

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  • I am trying to push out a User Printer GPO to myslef The GPO will not apply GPO Modeling Wizard says this: Deployed Printer Connections failed due to an error and failed to log Resultant
    Set of Policy information.

    One or more errors occurred

    Additional
    information may have been logged. Review the application event log on the domain
    controller on which the simulation was run for events between 7/19/2016 4:28:25
    PM and 7/19/2016 4:28:25 PM.              I looked in the logs and did not find anything.  HELP My OS in Windows 8.1 Pro   The Print server is Server 2012 R2.  I am a domain admin. Both DC are 2012 R2     The modeling wizard say the printer GPO in question was applied, but the results wizard does not show it  and gpresult /r does not shoe it being applied.

    Donald Carriere



    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:23 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    First, please open up an elevated command prompt and run: gpupdate /force /target:computer to have a test.

    Besides, you may try to deploy printers use Group Policy Preference (GPP). The Printers preference extension allows you to create, configure and delete shared printer connections by using the Shared Printers preference item.

    You can deploy printers for users in different site and department with GPO permission delegation or GPP Item-level targeting. Using GPO permission delegation you can specify the GPO to apply only for a Group of computers.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Group Policy Preference Configure a Shared Printer Item
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732092.aspx
    GP Preferences: Add a new printer, set as default
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/06/24/gp-preferences-set-a-default-printer.aspx
    Preference Item-Level Targeting
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733022.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:31 AM
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  • Hi thank you for your reply.  The gpupdate /force /target:computer with the elevated command prompt seems to have worked.   I ran gpupdate /force /target:computer and it then wanted to restart my PC. I responded Y and my PC restarted.  When the PC was back up I went to Control Panel Devices & Printers and the printer was there.  I checked GPRESULT /R and the GPO was there.  I am wondering why gpupdate /force /target:computer would work for a USER side GPO.

     

    Donald Carriere

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:51 PM
  • Hi,

    Maybe some computer based settings did not apply to this problematic computer before you ran gpupdate /force /target:computer and some settings prevent printers to be installed.

    How to use Group Policy settings to control printers in Active Directory

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/234270

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:03 AM
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