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Vista Business Client Installs Network Printer, but doesn't list it

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October 12, 2012 12:40:42 PM

I have installed this Brother MFC on several Vista Biz workstations, but one. This just so happens to be the one guy that doesn't have admin rights to his machine. I run every wizard as administrator, and put in the credentials, and the printer seems to install just fine- find it the directory, install driver, select default, test page, and finish, but no printer. Where did it go? I try to install it again, but it says it's already installed. And before the wiseguys jump in, yes, I've restarted.
October 16, 2012 5:00:40 PM

ddixonr said:
I have installed this Brother MFC on several Vista Biz workstations, but one. This just so happens to be the one guy that doesn't have admin rights to his machine. I run every wizard as administrator, and put in the credentials, and the printer seems to install just fine- find it the directory, install driver, select default, test page, and finish, but no printer. Where did it go? I try to install it again, but it says it's already installed. And before the wiseguys jump in, yes, I've restarted.


I've only seen the "wise guy" comments from newbies to the forum, or when they are really really really, deserved ! The responders on this forum try to help the OPS. Did you solve this issue from 4 days ago ?
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October 16, 2012 6:17:29 PM

Have you tried giving him admin rights then removing them when it's installed? Remember when you run a process as another user, it is actually run as that user. If this is a network printer, they are installed on a per-user basis. The printer is probably installed, but under the admin account you used.
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October 24, 2012 1:50:20 PM

Got it. Thanks!

hang-the-9 said:
Have you tried giving him admin rights then removing them when it's installed? Remember when you run a process as another user, it is actually run as that user. If this is a network printer, they are installed on a per-user basis. The printer is probably installed, but under the admin account you used.

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October 24, 2012 1:50:58 PM

Best answer selected by ddixonr.
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