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Error Applying Printer on Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Servers

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  • Hi Guys,

    We are currently experiencing an issue with out Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Servers were they are not mapping the printer which is assigned under Group Policy Preferences. The printer is assigned to the user, and maps perfectly fine on our Windows 10 stations but not on the Terminal Servers. I have included a copy of the error message that we are seeing in the Event Viewer in the hopes this might help.

    The user 'Follow-You' preference item in the All Users {F9EEAB73-F0A5-41F3-903E-53B034BA8980}' Group Policy Object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070057 The parameter is incorrect.' This error was suppressed.

    Follow-You
    MAG All Users
    {F9EEAB73-F0A5-41F3-903E-53B034BA8980}

    0x80070057 The
    parameter is incorrect.

    The policy was Originally created by a Windows 10 Engineer PC, I wondering if might have something to do with it.

    If I try and map the printer by hand (Control Panel > Hardware > Printers and Devices > Add Printer or by browsing to the server and double clicking on the printer), the printer maps perfectly fine with no errors and I am able to use it. I can do this as a normal user and as an Administrator.

    Any suggestions or ideas as to why this might be happening are welcome.


    TPark IT Technician

    Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:05 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    What setting is your GPP for the printer set as? Update, Create, Replace?

    If you were using create, please try to change the settings to replace / update instead of create. Update will create the printer if it does not exist, and if the printer does exist, doesn't take as long to load the print drivers from the print server.

    Do you have Loopback processing enabled on your Terminal Server?

    Deploying Terminal Services Printing

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff519249(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:55 AM
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    What setting is your GPP for the printer set as? Update, Create, Replace?

    If you were using create, please try to change the settings to replace / update instead of create. Update will create the printer if it does not exist, and if the printer does exist, doesn't take as long to load the print drivers from the print server.

    Do you have Loopback processing enabled on your Terminal Server?

    Deploying Terminal Services Printing

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff519249(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:55 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, May 06, 2016 8:23 AM
    Moderator