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mapping printers in win2003 enviroment

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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Server : win2003 active directory
clients : XP Pro Roaming mandatory profiles enabled.

I am doing some work for a school and cannot find any answers to the following problem. Basically we want the users when logging on to  a computer in the ICT suite to be default to the network laser printer, but when they log onto the computers in thier classes we want to default to the local printer but still have the option to print to the laser.

Is there a way of doing this ??
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Is there a way to do this with VB rather than kixscript ?? also what would be the impact of this with roaming profiles ?

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I don't know how vbscript works in a startup script or logon script.

We use Kixtart and it works fine with Romaing profiles. The only thing the roaming profiles keeps track of is the connection with the printer.

I guess that this is possible in VB, but don't ask me how, i'm no VB specialist.

Also, besides adding printers through the login script, you can also delete the printers through the login script..
I'm sure you'll have your reasons why to work with VB, but in my opinion Kixtart is the way to go. It's free and especially written for Microsoft. It's also easy to use for everyone. Hell, i can't actually code a lot, but i can figgure out Kixtart..
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