The *ultimate* printer mapping script challenge
Posted on 2004-08-07
Dear Respected Colleagues,
I know what I want, but I have no idea how to do it. I am calling upon the wealth of knowledge that this community has to offer to create what I would call the Ultimate Map Printer Script.
I need to come up with a script that can map printers based on the login location of an end user. Example, if a user logs in at the New York site on the 3rd floor, they will automatically be mapped to a printer nearby their location and set as default if they don't have any printers currently set up. If they do have an existing printer (like a local printer) I need that to stay as default, just adding the others as secondaries. If they fly to Boston the next day and log on at the Boston site on the 7th floor, I need the same script to map them to a printer nearby them on the 7th floor.
Possible options of configuraions is unlimited, printer goups, computer groups, user groups... Whatever configuration it would take to make something like this work.
Is this even possible? I would think it could be if enough variables were filled in, but I would have the faintest idea of how to engineer it properly. Thanks in advance for even considering this.