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Windows 7: How to allow users to install printers if they are not Administrators

Problem: If users are not Local Administrators they cannot install Printer (and other) drivers to their machines.


There are two main approaches:

1. Pre-stage drivers for users using ConfigMgr or PNPUTIL as described here: and here:

2. Or allow installation of a specific hardware class for limited users as described here:

3. Use GPO as described here: . Just in case the link will be dead – it is under Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Printers – Point and Print Restriction

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