Tuesday, 25 January 2011

How to install network shared printer in Windows 7 without admin rights

In Windows XP, you can install a network printer as a "normal" user but not in Windows 7. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 requires that the printer installation package is digitally signed or built into Windows. This means that most printers can not be added by a normal user without administrator rights on their computer. Microsoft has written an excellent article on how to make a Group Policy that allows ordinary users with Windows 7 to install the printer without having to be an administrator on their computer.


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