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Windows 7 GPP Printers Dissapearing after Sleep RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Since moving to deploying printers with Group Policy Preferences there seems to be a problem with the connection to the printer remaining after a machine goes to sleep.

    Once a machine has awoken from sleep, the user unlocks the PC, the GPP printers are no longer available (GPUPDATE /FORCE resolves the issue until the next sleep occurs). The remaining printers are only local (XPS / OneNote etc...)

    The printers are deployed on a user policy with item level targeting on the PC's security group (we are a school, so you only want printers local to the computers area).

    I would deploy printers to the machine, however you cannot deploy a shared printer on a computer config. My only alternative is to try loopback processing i guess?

    Has anyone else experienced this issue?


    Many thanks, Simon Roberts
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:26 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    When the PC is in sleep mode, all the power supply will be cut off except for RAM. According to your situation, the data on the Network adapters might lost due to this.

     

    Please go to Device Manager, right click on the Network adapters and Properties. Under the Power management tab, uncheck the box before “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”. This will maintain the power on Network adapter. Let us check if this works.

     

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


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    Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:12 AM
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  • Magon,

    Is there a way of changing this centrally? As we have over 150 machines that this is happening to.


    Many thanks, Simon Roberts
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:29 PM
  • This needs further procedure, please refer to http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/thread/50fdee7e-fdf7-4734-8079-3a3aa5556fdd

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, January 28, 2011 7:58 AM
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  • We have deployed the registry settings via GPP and if the issue occurs again i will update this post.
    Many thanks, Simon Roberts
    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:22 AM