XP Printer sharing.
Posted on 2004-10-18
This is going to be an easy one. I'm tired of looking stuff up today and have alot of work. So I'll leave this to you guys.
I have a Windows 2000 Server (SP4) and about 20-25 XP Pro clients. This is a school cad drawing class mini network . Their on their own network with a Router. Currently everything except the printers is setup and working perfectly. There are 3 printers in which I need to have on every client. Right now they are all installed on the server and shared from there. Each client machine has Deep Freeze on it which erases all the settings/files changes that are made on the workstations. I logged on to the workstations under the local machine and the domain. I added the printers and when I log off and log on the domain as a different user the printers arn't there. This is a classroom with 6 periods and about 80-100 students total. So far I can only get the printers to stay if I log on the same PC with the same Login. I am missing something easy here. The Deep Freeze program is off when I do all the changes so we can pretty much ignore the fact that I have it. All the clients were imaged, and I just started working here so I don't know anything about the setup. I've done this 1000 times before and never came across this problem.
Simplified: I need all 3 printers on all setup to use on the workstations, and available for all users. If at all possible to do scripts or anything to simplify the process for me would be a bonus. The points are maxed because I want this done today. I have a billion projects to clean up for this school. If I don't get it done today then I'll probably drop this question and just figure it out when I get more time.