Have you messed with the settings for this folder?
Any of the normal settings should take effect before that. The one case
seen where your problem happened when somebody changed the ACLs on the
system32 directory. The installation process copies files into the
%windir%\system32\drivers\w32x86 directory, make sure that everybody
installing printer drivers has full access to this and all
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> Recently upgraded to SP1 for XP. Now I can't install a
> printer or printer driver. Final message after clicking
> finished on wizard is "Printer Driver was not installed.
> Access Denied". I am signed on as administrator and have
> searched for any particular setting that would prevent
> adding printers and all seem appropriate. Any advice?
> When attempting to setup a printer on our MS Small
> Business Server 2000 using the add printer wizzard, it
> generates an error "Printer driver was not installed,
> Operation could not be completed"
> after clicking "finish" on the completing the add printer
> wizzard screen.
> This happens no matter what kind of printer I am
> installing, or what type of port I am using (lpt, tcp/ip
> printing, lpr, doesn't matter).
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!