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Problem adding network printer

By msavignac ·
Hi everyone,

When I try to add a network printer under to a Windows XP SP1 user, I receive an error message saying :

The strategy in in place on the computer prohibit you to connect to the printer queue.

In French it's exactly : Une strat?gie en place sur votre ordinateur vous emp?che de vous connecter ? cette file d'attente d'impression. Contactez votre administrateur syst?me.

All my users are in the local group Power Users on the machine. They should be able to connect to the printer queue without problems...

I found a workaround by changing the Load/Unload device drivers right in Local Security Policy administrative tool to give this right to Power Users. But my main question is :

Why it's possible to add a network printer with Windows 2000 without changing the local policy settings but not in Windows XP ??? I did not change any security setting on the machine.

Your reply will be gratly appreciated,

Marc Savignac
savmarc@hotmail.com

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by tduval In reply to Problem adding network pr ...

Well, french problem, french answer :-)

Ok, c'est un pbm propre ? XP, d?j? vu avec plein d'autres softs style outlook.

La seule solution que j'ai jamais trouv?, c'est de cr?er l'utilisateur SUR la machine, et en tant qu'utilisateur/domaine (si, si), avec les droits suffisants.

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by msavignac In reply to Problem adding network pr ...

Merci de ta r?ponse, malheureusement ?a ne r?pond pas ? ma question.

La machine a ?t? mont?e avec Windows XP SP1 (et les hotfix de Windows Update)sans aucune modification ? la strat?gie de s?curit? locale de la machine. Il me semble bien que ce probl?me ne se produisait pas anciennement et pourtant, les usagers sous Windows 2000 n'ont pas ce prob?me. Voil? pourquoi je me demande la raison pour laquelle je dois donner le droit Load/Unload device drivers aux usagers sous Windows XP pour simplement connecter une imprimante r?seau du serveur d'impression ? la machine locale. Je veux savoir si quelqu'un a d?j? eu ce probl?me, comment il l'a r?gl? et pourquoi ?a se produit. Les usagers membres de Power Users sont suppos?s ?tre capable d'ajouter des imprimantes r?seau sans probl?me, ce n'est pas une imprimante locale attach?e au PC par le port LPT ou USB !!!

The problem is that the machine was configured with Windows XP SP1 (and with hotfixes from Microsoft) without any modification tothe local security policy. I did not have this problem in the past and the Windows 2000 users don't have this problem. That's the reason why I'm asking why I must give the right to the Power Users group (under Windows XP) to Load/Unload device drivers to simply connect a network printer locally from the print server... I want to know what is the problem and where did it comes. The members of the Power Users group should be able to connect a network printer without problem, it's not a printer attached to the PC via the LPT or USB port !!!

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by djent In reply to Problem adding network pr ...

Depending on your perspective this is either a bug or an undocumented feature. Ask MS.

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