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Adding printers to Windows 7 via GP Preferences RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a bunch of printers that I would like to push out to users via GPP, and it appears to be working when logging into XP machines.  The problem is that the Windows 7 machines only map the printer share if they happen to have the same version of the printer driver.  We have no Vista machines.

    I saw the solution in the post http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/thread/c94ea362-bc3c-4bc7-9a27-354dc521dd91 I thought, "Aha!", but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to make any difference.  I still get the event log entry "0x80070bcb The specified printer driver was not found on the system and needs to be downloaded."

    Is there some other policy setting or option to look for that I might be missing?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, August 5, 2010 6:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Am 05.08.2010 20:21, schrieb cascomp:

    I still get the event log entry "*0x80070bcb The specified printer
    driver was not found on the system and needs to be downloaded*."

    ... downloaded from the PrintServer and its UNC share.

    Windows 7: MUST be! Computer setting, Vista can be a User Setting
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\printers\
    "point and print restrictions" = active
     -> add FQDN of Printserver
     -> Disable Warnings

    Make sure, that your printserver is detected a local/intranet.
    If not, check DNS Suffix, IE Settings and/or configure your
    zone mapping by GPO.

    Mark


    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy

    Homepage:    www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
    NNTP Bridge: http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/releases

    • Marked as answer by cascomp Friday, August 6, 2010 5:47 PM
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:23 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Am 05.08.2010 20:21, schrieb cascomp:

    I still get the event log entry "*0x80070bcb The specified printer
    driver was not found on the system and needs to be downloaded*."

    ... downloaded from the PrintServer and its UNC share.

    Windows 7: MUST be! Computer setting, Vista can be a User Setting
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\printers\
    "point and print restrictions" = active
     -> add FQDN of Printserver
     -> Disable Warnings

    Make sure, that your printserver is detected a local/intranet.
    If not, check DNS Suffix, IE Settings and/or configure your
    zone mapping by GPO.

    Mark


    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy

    Homepage:    www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
    NNTP Bridge: http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/releases

    • Marked as answer by cascomp Friday, August 6, 2010 5:47 PM
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:23 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.  I independently figured this out on my own about the time I saw your post.  I assumed (stupid me!) that the disabling the "Point and Print Restrictions" on the user side would be sufficient.  This setting is one of those things that would be nice to be noted when the process of setting up GPP printers is explained.

    I wonder what the point of the user-side setting for this is.  Vista only?  What happens in Vista if there is a conflict between the user-side and computer side setting?

     

    Friday, August 6, 2010 5:47 PM