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Consider the following scenario. You use a Windows Vista-based computer to print documents on a shared printer that is hosted by a Windows Server 2008-based print server or by a Windows Server 2003-based print server. Additionally, one of the following conditions is true:
If you click Install driver, and you have administrator user rights, you can continue to print.
This problem occurs if the printer driver is automatically updated by a Windows Server 2008 print server or by a Windows Server 2003 print server. When an administrator updates a printer driver on a shared print server, the Point and Print feature automatically updates printer drivers from the print server to a client computer. Some printers may share driver files across several printer models or across a family of printers. An update to one of these shared driver files will cause client computers to update the drivers for any device that depends on the updated files. To help improve security, Windows Vista displays a dialog box that prompts you to install the updated driver.
The document that is located at the following Microsoft Web site contains more information on the Point and Print feature and on how Windows determines whether a driver file has been updated:
If you experience this problem in a corporate environment, you must contact the network administrator for help.
More information for network administratorsIf you are a network administrator, and this problem occurs on client computers in the network, you can resolve this problem by applying modified Group Policy settings to the client computers. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/gpmc/default.mspxFor more information about how to modify the behavior of Point and Print to bypass additional security in Windows Vista by using the Point and Print Restrictions Group Policy setting, view the document that is located at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/print/VistaPnPSec.mspxWhen the additional security in Windows Vista is bypassed, users will not see any warning messages under either of the following conditions:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 946225 - Last Review: June 26, 2009 - Revision: 2.0