5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 23, 2013 9:02 AM by derekhamaker

    Allow users to install printer without admin rights

    timkrollgfs Apprentice

      Is there a way to push out a change with Landesk 9.5 to allow our users to install printers without admin rights?

        • 2. Re: Allow users to install printer without admin rights
          timkrollgfs Apprentice

          Yes, Windows 7.   How do I push out that GPO via LanDesk?

          • 3. Re: Allow users to install printer without admin rights
            leffrt SupportEmployee

            You wouldn't, your Active Directory administrator would set that up for you.  I guess you could push this out as a local security policy, but I wouldn't recommend that.  Using a GPO will ensure all new machine in the future get the policy.

            • 4. Re: Allow users to install printer without admin rights
              timkrollgfs Apprentice

              Well we currently do not use active directory.

              • 5. Re: Allow users to install printer without admin rights
                derekhamaker Apprentice

                I deployed this VBS file to my Windows 7 computers and it has successfully removed the admin rights requirement for installing network printers. I've attached my file also for your reference.

                -Derek

                 

                'Script to enable Windows 7 users to add network printers without administrative credentials
                'Created Dec 4 2012 - dah
                'Source http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/532e101e-424d-45c8-b984-1adf33d9744d/
                
                
                Option Explicit
                
                
                Dim Shell, WshShell
                Set WshShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
                
                
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses", "00000001","REG_DWORD"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\1", "{6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}","REG_SZ"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\2", "{48721B56-6795-11D2-B1A8-0080C72E74A2}","REG_SZ"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\3", "{49CE6AC8-6F86-11D2-B1E5-0080C72E74A2}","REG_SZ"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\4", "{4658EE7E-F050-11D1-B6BD-00C04FA372A7}","REG_SZ"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\5", "{4D36E971-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}","REG_SZ"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\6", "{4D36E979-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}","REG_SZ"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses\7", "{8FCEE422-B109-4758-9A6E-5BAB7B37996F}","REG_SZ"
                
                
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint\Restricted", "00000001","REG_DWORD"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint\TrustedServers", "00000000","REG_DWORD"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint\InForest", "00000001","REG_DWORD"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint\NoWarningNoElevationOnInstall", "00000001","REG_DWORD"
                WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint\UpdatePromptSettings", "00000002","REG_DWORD"