On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, when you try to install a local intranet-based printer from your Web browser, you receive the following error message:
Printer installation failed. You do not have enough privilege to complete the printer installation on the local machine.
If you log on to the computer as an administrator or as a power user, and then you try to install the printer, you do not receive this error message.
This issue may occur if the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe setting in Microsoft Internet Explorer is set to Enable for your local intranet. When this setting is set to Enable, Windows tries to create an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) printer connection. Because an IPP printer connection requires the installation of a local print queue, the IPP printer connection is successful only if you are logged on as an administrator or as a power user. If you are logged on as a typical user, the IPP printer connection fails because your permissions are not sufficient.
Note This issue occurs in both Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
No prerequisites are required.
You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 27-Aug-2003 20:57 5.0.2195.6811 106,256 Oleprn.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
When the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe setting for the local intranet is set to Disable or to Prompt, Windows creates a remote procedure call (RPC) printer connection when you try to connect to an intranet-based printer through your Web browser. In this scenario, printer installations are successful for both users and administrators because RPC printer connections use the Windows remote spooler.
To locate the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe setting, follow these steps:
Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the Security tab.
To view your local intranet settings, click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.
Under Settings, locate the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe setting.
For more information about Web-based printing, visit the following Microsoft Web site to view the "Printer Connectivity Technical Overview" white paper: