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Automating Printer Installs

Posted on 2003-10-25
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I was just wodering if anyone was aware of any methods to automatically install a printer to all w2k clients, the print driver is setup on a print server.

Thanks

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Blogg,


Check if this would help

http://solutions.brother.com/Library/pdf/mass_deploy_W2K.pdf

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You can accomplish the auto-install to the clients using the a login script provided the workstations are 2000 and up and you are on a domain.  Here is a sample line and information:

Assume your share name is HP4000 on the print server.
Create an empty file called print.cmd
Add this line...

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\FILESVR\HP4000

Add the script to the Group Policy for the OU you want to access this printer in the login scripts section.

It will Automatically add the printer.  For a list of more commands you can use, just type this at the win2k command prompt

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /?

Hope that helps!

Wallew



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Well done Wallew,
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Glad I could help!
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