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setup Domain printer to populate ALL workstation profiles

Posted on 2003-11-25
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windows 2000 server sharing printers.

i setup a printer on my win2k server and shared. it shows up in the directory just fine. now i want to go to a workstation and install the printer and have it show up in ALL of the profiles on that workstation.

as it stands, it only shows up in all profiles if i log in as local admin. BUT, if i'm logged in as local admin, i can't SEE directory printers.

HELP!!!

thank you
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Here is a little script you can run that would set up an HP LaserJet2100 that is shared in the directory as "PRINTER" on server "SERVER".  You can use a notepad editor and save as a ".vbs" file.

Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
PrinterPath = "\\SERVER\PRINTER"
PrinterDriver = "HP LaserJet 2100 Series PCL 6"
WshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection PrinterPath, PrinterDriver
WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\SERVER\PRINTER"

This script will work with any printer driver in Active Directory.  It sets the printer as the default printer (last line...you can comment that out if you don't want that).

If your driver has a different name (meaning its a different driver) just replace the name with the full name of the driver (which you can get from the properties of the driver.

Good Luck!
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