Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Deploy printer through GPO

So I recently acquired an old printer for my home network. It’s a usb-only device so I need to connect it to my Server 2012 Essentials Server. Printers didn’t automatically work like they did on my W8 computer. Apparently a security feature that stops Server 2008+ from looking at Windows Update for printer drivers.

Anyways I now need to deploy this printer to all my home computers. Now I can just go around and connect manually from all machines but how fun is that. So, I’ll deploy it from a group policy. Easy and done right? So using GPO preference I add the printer and deploy it to my user OU. Hmm, nothing happens. Instead I receive an Event 4098 : Specified printer driver was not found.

After a bit of trial and error I found the solution. Creating a different GPO like on picture below and deploying it on the root gpo node makes it work.

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Not really good security practice but it’ll work for my home network.

References:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/8c7f439c-be8c-4511-99fd-566985522673

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Open with explorer causes IE10 to crash

This started happening a while ago, so don’t really know which update that caused this.

Symptom:

From a Sharepoint 2013 Document library a user tries the feature “Open With Explorer” only to be presented with error Page not responding or IE10 simply crashes. Users with IE10+W8 and IE10+W7 and S2008R2 is reporting error.image

Solution:

When changing browsing mode to IE8 in the  Developer Tools in the function starts to work again. (Hit F12)

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If this is true, install KB2600100 and reboot sharepoint server. Worked for me.

Se GigaJim post below for more details as exactly what the Kb does.

References:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2600100/en-us

http://gigajim.com/blog/2012/12/11/sharepoint-2010-and-ie10-incompatibility