Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Windows 7 UAC Prompts and Network Printers

If you deploy or install network printers to Windows 7 workstations, and there is a change in the driver on the server, standard user(s) accounts will not be able print or update the print driver, and will be presented with a UAC prompt.

The solution is to create a GPO in your environment called Point and Print Restrictions.  It can be found under: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers : Point and Print Restrictions

DO NOT USE THE ONE UNDER USER CONFIGURATION as it will be ignored on Windows 7.

You need to specify which servers users can print to and whether to present them with a warning or UAC Prompt.

Full instructions can be found here:

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