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Pushing printer drivers and installing printers remotely on a network

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I've just changed out my NT 4.0 server to a WIN 2k server.  However, I found out that my network printing was being controlled by some Intel print servers that are not compliant with win 2k.  I need to be able to install printers on about 50 nt 4.0 clients, and I'm wondering if their is a way to administer this from the server level?  I also have a dos app. that is launching a batch file to map some printers and some autoexec.bat file type stuff.  Is their a way to do this easier in win 2k?  I'm hopeing that I can install printer drivers and printers remotely.  Please help.  Thanks.
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Well you have a few questions here.

If they are all NT clients then just add the NT 4 drivers to server.  If your clients and printers have not changed, just where you are sharing them out from, then they wont need to update the drivers, they already have them, you are just changing where they are pointing to.  They used to pint to \\intelprintserver\printer  Now they are pointing to win2kserver\printer

As far as the DOS app, you can sometime modify the environment statement to put in some of things that exist in the autoec. file.  I am assuming you meant autoexec.nt.  It really depends on the app.  

Kixtart scipts work great for setting up complex enviroments, you can have do everything from simple drive and printer mappings to create oulook profiles.

You can see them at www.kixtart.org

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