This is a post that I originally posted on my personal blog. It has some great value so I figured I’d move it over to the cave.
This is a very handy GPO that you can implement on your network to allow non-admin users to manage printers. This is great, especially if your users move around a bit or, like, in my company, users have laptops that they take home and can work from home. My users need to be able to install printers and manage them without administrator access.Here’s what you do.
Create a new GPO and call it whatever you’d like. Remember: it’s bad practice to use the “Default Domain Policy”. Apply the following settings:
|Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers||Disabled|
|Point and Print Restrictions||Enabled|
|Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes||Enabled|
This will allow non-admin users to install and manage printers on computers without admin access. Pay close attention to ” Allow Users to install device drivers for these classes: ” as you will need to add these two GUIDs to the GPO. If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try to assist you the best I can.
Partial credit to Chad_Anderson over on the TechNet forums. [ SOURCE ]