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How can I let my users install local printers and scanners on their systems?

How can I let my users install local printers and scanners on their systems? I have already checked all the regular security settings and they are disabled locally as well as domain-wide. The power users group also does not have this right in Windows 2000 Pro no matter what Microsoft says. I tried that, too. A good 40% of my users are remote and they really need to be able to install those to pieces of hardware.
Knowledge Base article 449338, Cannot install language monitor-based printer driver as a power user comments on your power user issue, and suggests using PrintUI to push the installation of the driver remotely. Article 189105 How to add printers with no user interaction in Windows explains how to do so in a login script. When users remotely connect, authenticate and read the script, the driver should install. An article on how to write a script to install printers can be found here.
This was last published in June 2003

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