If however, I run gpupdate, it will remove the printer. We then use Group Policy to run a startup script which is just a vbs script adding network printers and setting them as default. Open the Administrative Tools folder, and then double-click Print Management. I see that the xml file I posted did not show up. If you want to see only the list of available printers, don't select any criteria—just click Find Now. Just want to chip in my opinion.
Is there any way for us to keep control of our users printers but still allow them to select and keep their default printer? Is this something I am doing wrong or is it just a wish that the users might be presented with a printer-specific icon? Provide details and share your research! Beginning to wonder if this can be ha bug in Win 2008 R2 I setup a Win2008 R2 print server and have all my printers created about 20 and now i want to be able to assign user accounts to certain printers. About the Author Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. The printer will not delete until I manually run gpupdate or wait for the default refresh. . This checkbox is critical for deployment. Any help or direction would be great.
These screen shots show per user being selected, I used these because of time and not have per machine shots. This is a security update and is intended. The method being used where i work atm works very well but don't get that confused with good practice. This is a simple method that is hard to get wrong. There are other methods but I have not tried them yet. However, installing printers per user will install them everywhere that user logs in. Check the options Share this printer and List in the directory and then click Apply.
Follow the same steps you completed to ini-tially publish the printers e. At least that was my latest experience. In the Logon Properties or Startup Properties dialog box, click Show Files. Group Policy seems the natural way to do this, but Windows Server 2003 and earlier have no capability built into Group Policy to deploy printer connections to client. Printer Location Tracking One of Win2K's new features is Printer Location Tracking, which works with amazing efficiency in organizations with multiple sites. Update will install a printer if it is missing the same as Create but also update any changed information since the last refresh. It is also useful in large organizations, where computers and printers are often separated by function, workgroup, or department, such as marketing or human resources.
What is the best way to do this? If you have a X64 Print Server and you have X86 clients, the Print Server will need the X86 drivers. Adding a printer to deploy is a wizard-driven process. If the user or workstation is a member of multiple deployment assignments the printer being deployed with the most specific deployment group will win. If it isn't, you'll need to run the adprep command to raise the schema level, see from the Windows Server 2003 TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet for more info. Printers you deploy by using this method appear in the Deployed Printers object of Print Management tree when the print server they are connected to is being monitored. I will also assume that you the relevant drivers installed. This will ensure that the printer only installs once.
And if i use Replace mode my users will loose their default printer when the printers are deleted and recreated at logon not a good solution. Also you may enable printer location tracking feature, it helps users find printers by storing their actual location in the Microsoft Active Directory service. In the results pane, right-click the printer you want to deploy, and then click Deploy with Group Policy. Here are some screen shots of these menus. Anyone have a solution for this? Thus, when a user login to the Windows, assigned network printer will automatically connect. I explain how to setup the location schema in Active Directory Sites and Services for Sites and Subnets as well as how printer location tracking works and what the user will expect to see. Let me know if this helps.
When you consider that most people set their default printer and never look back, what difference does it make if they have 20 printers available. It seems they do work a bit differently. Also for this article, I'll assume you are already comfortable setting up a network printer and creating a printer share and have already done so. In Group Policies, enable the Pre-populate printer search location text policy to turn on Printer Location Tracking. I knew that it could be done through Active Directory but I just had not done this before.
Group Policy can deploy settings to computers or users. You should install a printer reserved for the executives via the User Configuration; manage a printer needed for all users of a computer via the Computer Configuration. Out users now have the ability to search Active Directory for published printers and install one that is close to them. I tried right clicking the printer and removing and it griped that I didn't have permissions. Then I right-click on the Printers option in the left-hand side of the window. Or from the Printers applet in the control panel? In a previous article titled , we walked through how to use the new Print Management console that is part of the R2 platform. I further cover item level targeting which overcomes some problems.
There are a few places that it has to be set on in the printer properties on the server. Since moving to this new approach our users who travel from state to state are able to easily install the printers. This all assumes that you have print services installed and the printers that you are going to deploy are all installed on the server. There are a few other guides to do this out there but I wanted to share my take on the mater. Under common settings I checked Run in logged-on user's security context, and Remove this item when it is no longer applied.