GPO: Allow NonAdmin Users To Install Printers

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Description:

Follow these steps to allow non-admins to install print drivers.

To Resolve:

  1. Create a GPO at: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Driver Installation

Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these devices setup classes = Enabled
Device class GUID of printers: {4d36e979-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Printers
Point and Print Restrictions = Enabled

Security Prompts: When Installing Drivers for a new connection = Do not show warning or elevation prompt

Edit: You may need to include PNPPrinters as well – {4658ee7e-f050-11d1-b6bd-00c04fa372a7}

  1. If you have issues with GPO, check the reg keys at:
    https://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.DeviceInstallation::DriverInstall_Classes_AllowUser
    https://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Printing::PointAndPrint_Restrictions_Win7