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Windows 7 and GPP for Printers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here is my setup.  Windows Server 2008 R2 server Domain Controllers and Windows 7 Enterprise clients.  I am trying to use GPP for mapping printers and setting the default instead of a login script like we did with WinXP.

    A computer lab should have all the computers map both printer A and printer B, with half of the lab set to A as the default and half to B as the default.  I have it setup in GPP using Item level targeting.  All computers map both printer A and printer B successfully.

    The problem is that NONE of the computers set either to the default upon login.  I have searched for similar issues and have found nothing that solves the problem.  I have a colleague at another campus that is seeing the same exact issue. 

    If I have one printer and it is the default, everything works fine.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.  Thanks, Jamison

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:32 PM

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  • Just to add some detail.  I have verified that the Printer will set to default correctly on a box without any other non-MS printer objects (a clean install of the os).  If I have Adobe's printer object on the box (and it seems to set itself as the default for new users) then the printers will map, but will not set as the default upon first logon.  If I run gpupdate or logoff/log back on, it will then set the correct mapped printer as the default.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:20 PM
  • Hi,

    You may set the applying status of the policy to update in the property for a test.

    Also, You may refer to the following link.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/07/18/enabling-group-policy-preferences-debug-logging-using-the-rsat.aspx

     


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    Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:33 AM
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  • I have tried setting it as update and create, and neither made a difference.  The problem only exists on a computer with the Adobe Acrobat printer object installed.  I cannot reproduce it on computers that don't.  It is Adobe Acrobat X
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:59 PM
  • Hi,

    Adobe Acrobat should be the cause of this issue. But it is a 3rd party software, We can not support it.

    Does the issue persist If you remove the virtual printer?


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    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 2:48 AM
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