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# 42419 5-Oct-2009 09:03
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Here is my bizarre issue.
Brand new Dell R710 server with Server 2008 Standard preinstalled.  Added Terminal Services, joined to our domain.

RDP users are unable to add local printers.

Using a single user as a test, I added the user to the local security policy: "Load and unload device drivers" and run gpupdate /force - this alone should fix the problem.  It does not, I still recieve a permission error.

Just as a test, I add the specific user to the local administrators group.  Still get the permission error.

There is no domain policy being handed down - can prove with a gpresult report if you wish.

What the hell is going on?  If I log on to the server as the local administrator account with an RDP connection it works fine, but I cannot get any other user to be able to add local printers no matter how much access I grant them.

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Master Geek

  # 261067 5-Oct-2009 09:06
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I cannot bring up the add local printer GUI at all, if I try to add the printer using the command line internface with rundll32 I receive the error:

"You do not have permission to modify the setting for this printer. If you need to change the settings, contact your system administrator."


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  # 261071 5-Oct-2009 09:23
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Users accessing Win 2008 Server over RDP wanting to use their local printers require latest ServicePacks and .NetFramework 3.0+ - this allows the "easyPrint" feature to work.

We use it here and our systems run a lot happier without having 200 different printer drivers installed :)

XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ


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Master Geek

  # 261072 5-Oct-2009 09:25
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Same issue from XP, Vista, Win 7 or a thin client.

In fact even just logging in locally to the server as another user has the same result.

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