how to automatically manage new user ad accounts - printer assignment.
Posted on 2004-07-31
First an explanation - Our server is a windows 2000 server, it was upgraded from an NT4 server
we are using active directory. I am not the designer of this server, so some of the configurations were established before I took over, and I have never Administered a WinNT4 server.
Currently when a user logs onto a workstation for the first time, there desktop is preconfigured usually with a custom folder, and all the printers that were published when the sever was setup.
I have recently removed 2 printers from service and added 3 into service. The problem is that the printers removed from service are still added when a user logs on to a workstation for the first time and the new printers are not there, I have published the new printers in active directory and can find them and add them to the users profile - but if that user tends to move around or a new user is added I have to manually install these new printers to thier profiles - very time consuming. I have not been able to find out how to remove the old printers from what ever preconfigures the users profile to have them or add the new printers to the profiles automatically.
Can anyone help me with this. Or send me to the right knowledge base article at MS.