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How to allow USB to users using GPO

Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
September 29, 2004 2:55:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)


I'm having trouble configuring AD in order to allow USB usage by regular
users, like when they need to use a usb scanner or printer but they don't
even see the device installed, unless I give them administrative rights
which, of course, I won't.

The network uses Win 2k Server & Win 2k professional as workstations, and
many different USB printers, scanners, cameras, etc. to which only
administrators have rights to use/see, and I want to expand that possibility
to everyone else, without granting them admn. privileges.

Thank you in advance for any help.

More about : usb users gpo

September 30, 2004 3:44:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Hi ,

I found a link , which talks about a similar issue. Please read the summary
below , hope it helps. Read the first and second points in the below link.

Summary :
You may require administrative privileges to add and set up a Plug-and-Play
device. You need administrative privileges if installing the device
requires a user interface or if you experience errors during the
installation process. To add and set up a non Plug-and-Play device
connected directly to your computer, you must be logged on as an
administrator or a member of the Administrators group. If your computer is
connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from
completing this procedure.

If an administrator has already loaded the drivers for the device, you can
install the device without administrator privileges.