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POINT AND PRINT ON RDS

    Question

  • Hi all,

    I have a 2008 r2 RDS session broker and 4 session hosts all on 2008 r2.

    How do I go about configuring point and print so that a GPO will install a printer on all 4 session host servers for any user that logs into the session host?

    The users connect via a broker.

    Can this be done?

    Many thanks

    Monday, April 18, 2016 12:07 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for you post.

    Regarding your requirement, please refer to the following steps:

    To change driver installation security settings for printers that are deployed by using Group Policy:

    1. Open the GPMC.
    2. Open the GPO where the printer connections are deployed, and navigate to User Configuration, Policies, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and then Printers.
    3. Right-click Point and Print Restrictions, and then click Properties.
    4. Click Enabled.
    5. Clear the following check boxes:
      1. Users can only point and print to these servers
      2. Users can only point and print to machines in their forest
    6. In the When installing drivers for a new connection box, select Do not show warning or elevation prompt.
    7. Scroll down, and in the When updating drivers for an existing connection box, select Show warning only.
    8. Click OK.

    After configuring these settings, all users are able to receive printer connections and the drivers to their user accounts by using Group Policy, without prompts or warning. Users receive a warning before updated drivers from the print server are installed, but they do not need to belong to the local Administrators group to install the updated drivers.

    For more information, please refer to:

    Change Driver Installation Security for Printers Deployed Using Group Policy

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725938.aspx

    Q4: How can I deploy printer connections to users or computers and install the appropriate printer drivers?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/be9029ec-67d1-4980-a380-076741394b86#_Q4:_How_can_1

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:57 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for you post.

    Regarding your requirement, please refer to the following steps:

    To change driver installation security settings for printers that are deployed by using Group Policy:

    1. Open the GPMC.
    2. Open the GPO where the printer connections are deployed, and navigate to User Configuration, Policies, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and then Printers.
    3. Right-click Point and Print Restrictions, and then click Properties.
    4. Click Enabled.
    5. Clear the following check boxes:
      1. Users can only point and print to these servers
      2. Users can only point and print to machines in their forest
    6. In the When installing drivers for a new connection box, select Do not show warning or elevation prompt.
    7. Scroll down, and in the When updating drivers for an existing connection box, select Show warning only.
    8. Click OK.

    After configuring these settings, all users are able to receive printer connections and the drivers to their user accounts by using Group Policy, without prompts or warning. Users receive a warning before updated drivers from the print server are installed, but they do not need to belong to the local Administrators group to install the updated drivers.

    For more information, please refer to:

    Change Driver Installation Security for Printers Deployed Using Group Policy

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725938.aspx

    Q4: How can I deploy printer connections to users or computers and install the appropriate printer drivers?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/be9029ec-67d1-4980-a380-076741394b86#_Q4:_How_can_1

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:57 AM
    Moderator
  • thanks for the reply - just to confirm does this work ok with RDS and session hosts?

    We are not talking about standard desktops here, it is an RDS environment.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:56 PM
  • Hi,

    Sorry that I haven't performed such a test before, but based on the information I searched, the answer is yes.

    You may need to refer to the following article:

    Allow Standard Users to Install Drivers For Devices from Specified Setup Classes

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770453(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:59 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, April 22, 2016 8:23 AM
    Moderator