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Windows 2000 Different Printers at Different Locations

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I use a laptop on a corporate network.  I work at several different sites in any given week.

All of our network printers are accessible from every location.  Of course many people end up printing to their default printer and usually not at the site they are currently at.

At a previous employer we had a utility that would lanuch on log in which would detect which printers were closest based on the location we selected.

I know you can just go into printers and change the default printer, but I would like something that either detects your location and selects appropriate printers or prompts you to do so at logon.

Anyone know of such a utility???  or another way to do it???

have looked around this site, google and microsoft and haven't been able to find.
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You need to achieve this by using a logon script.  If you have a defined IP range/subnet per location then you can use this to identify the printers and map them.
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Take a look at this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_21067721.html

It outlines exactly how to do this.
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by:ideasman22
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Thanks for the responses.  Ideally I am after a utility I can run rather than having to include a script.
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The only way I have ever seen to do this is via scripting.
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