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02: Overcome Print Nightmare Standard User UAC Prompts

PrintNightmare UAC prompts got you down? Here's your get-out-of-jail-free card. Only when you're a PolicyPak Customer.

Hi, this is Jeremy Moskowitz. In this video I’m going to show you how you can overcome the print nightmare nightmare. Here’s an example of a computer that’s trying to connect to a standard user who’s trying to get to some printers over there. Here’s an Epson, a driver I’ve never seen before that’s never been installed on this computer.

It says do you want to install the driver? If you say yes, the problem with print nightmare is that it stops stuff working in their tracks. Here’s what happens. You go all the way over here. You get this UAC prompt, and a standard user would be stuck here.

Let’s also show this Cannon driver that I also have here. The same basic gist, tries to do the install, but standard user is barbecued. What can you do? The good news is you’ve got PolicyPak.

With PolicyPak Least Privilege Manager, we have these helper tools. We have some other videos on how to get them going. The idea is that we’ve got this printers helper tool here. I’ll just go ahead and launch it here. I don’t have either of those printers here.

What I’m going to do is add a printer. I’m going to add it from my server, so I can just select a printer that’s not listed to move things along here. I just do //dc2016. I’ll do that Epson1 here and there we go, Epson magic.

Let me bring this to the front here so you can see it. There we go. You’ve added the printer. If you have a local printer you want to add, you could do that too. If I go to add printer here, I’ll select a printer that wasn’t listed, and I’ll just give it the file.

I want to add a local printer with manual settings and so on here. I’ll go ahead and do that. I’ll go ahead and pick that port. I’m going to select have disc, which I have. I have that in CDEMOS printer drivers. I’ve got this Cannon guy that I want to use. Here’s driver, and there it is.

When I go ahead and click OK and click Next, click Next again, and here we go. We can see it’s got the item installed, and that’s it. You’re ready to go. Print nightmare overcome.

This should work for most drivers in most cases. You’re off to the races. Hope this video helps you out. Looking forward to getting you started overcoming print nightmare with PolicyPak Least Privilege Manager real soon.

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