I volunteer for a small non-profit that has a domain under Windows 2019 Standard server. Print Server has been added as a role. Group Policy has been configured to allow domain users to add and remove printers.
Server 2019 was preceded by Server 2008, under which printers on the print server could be added and removed by any domain user -- the print server thus worked splendidly under Server 2008.
Under Server 2019, it simply doesn't work.
All of our workstations are under Windows 10, either 32 or 64 bit, either version 20H2 or 21H2. The anti-virus is Windows Defender. All of our domain users are in the same OU. All of the workstations are Dells of various vintages.
I attempted installation of 3 print server printers, which I'll call HP1, HP2 and B1, on 4 workstations, which I'll call A, B, C and D. On A, all 3 printers could be installed by a domain user. On B, only HP1 could be installed. On C, only B1 could be installed. On D, only HP1 and B2 could be installed.
When installation failed, it was always due to the same error:
Pressing the details buttons revealed error 0x000002e4, the requested operation requires elevation.
There were no distinctive differences between the workstations.
I researched error 740 and found this article, which did not include a solution:
I am unable to get the Print Server to operate as designed on all the workstations.
Does anyone have a suggestion?
best regards, Andy