My user profile says I am the administrator. Please respond to this post with the result of your troubleshooting. This behavior causes the print spooler service to incorrectly handle the printer name. The instruction say change the name to hewlett packard but I can't see anyplace to do that. By default Windows 7 will first search for a matching driver on Windows Update and if one is found automatically downloads and stages it into the driver store before installing it. He wants to install wifi printer to his laptop, however, his office building blocks the access from outside. Now you can just copy away that folder and use that as the source to pre-stage the driver store of your enterprise clients.
The short answer is: we give remote laptop users local admin because anything else is a logistical nightmare. But despite all these challenges, there are a number of solutions available. Looking at what this executable is supposed to do it should just pass through the command to the associated rundll command. It seems like at the moment, I do not 'own' this computer even though I am the sole user and have an administrator account. How do you guys handle remote users who don't have local admin access to their computers laptops when they need to add something like a local printer? Hugheen Sorry for all these posts i should have been able to do this in at least two.
I have provided you with some steps for unlocking the Hidden Administrator Account and installing the printer on this account to see if that will help with this situation. Chose an already existing driver. Also, I didn't find any reference to the model or models affected by this issue. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Hi everyone I have 2 user in my system one is my user and second is administrator. Once the steps are completed you will be able to print. Getting very close to success but not yet.
As to the methods you suggest, I have tried method 01 numerous times. How can we manage our laptops in a secure way, i. I may have to roll back win7 and go with xp until this is resolved. Here is my config and it works like a champ. Thanks for the replys, that fixed it. So it is by default asking for a user and pass for installing a printer.
Are you using network printer sharing? A complete list of defined setup classes can be found. Due to these limitations mobile users often needed to be granted with local administrative rights to provide them with the required flexibility to install local devices. A complete step by step guide on how to configure this can be found. You said this is not by default that it will prompt. We got ours for compliance and because some apps were old and required admin to run. Since he does not have an admin rights, he can't install the printer. At this point I am at a loss.
When I am logged onto the machine as domain admin I can install these printers. I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens. I have domain admin rights. Can you remote onto the users pc? Problem is that i am just deskside and cannot setup a print server. Many field workers with all-in-ones at their home.
Pretty much what you said i. . I just added a printer and need to install the printer driver for a lot of people and will need to do this offen. However, printer won't print the test copy, plug ins are good and tight, I rebooted printer but nothing happening. If you are still having this issue, it may be the User Profile. Instead of me going around and touching all 50 machines, how can i just send them a install.
Does this post answer your question? Hi Nikhil, Well sounds pretty interesting. Tips If you can access the setup function of the printer, go through and make sure access to it is open to all users. But even if I share the printer, I am still not able to install the driver or use the printer. Is there a way i can script it so that i can have the install run as my account which is a domain admin. The first thing you can do is pre-load the drivers in Windows when you set the machine up.
At this point I am at a loss. Installing a printer on a Windows 8 computer is typically a smooth process. So it is by default asking for a user and pass for installing a printer. I was thinking of having a shortcut that they can run to have a file named installPrinter. The clients are Windows 10. This issue occurs because the colon is used as the delimiter character when the print spooler service tries to check whether the current user has the required access permission in the cached printer information. Unless you do already exactly know what driver you need, a simple method is to just let the device automatically install on a client that has no restrictions and that can access Windows Update.
I don't want to include him in Administrator group. For more details on how to configure what devices users are allowed to install I recommend reading the following TechNet documentation. Or, you could also use TeamViewer. Nothing special was setup to not allow win 7 user to install. I would be glad to help you. With the release of Windows Vista and later Windows 7 Microsoft added a number of features and new technologies that provide a better end user experience and enhances local device installation manageability for enterprise administrators.