Make a local printer default for all users
Posted on 2004-10-25
I have 20 computers with Windows XP Pro that are all on a standardized image. They are accessed randomly by about 200 users. Computers are all on a Windows 2003 active directory.
I don't have a print server, but we do have networked printers. To add them to the computer I created a TCP/IP port for them to use. This means they are treated as local printers instead of networked printers. I've found lots of information on how to make a network printer the default printer for users, but not local printers.
The problem I'm running into is that all the users are seeing "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer" as their default printer. Is there a way I can script this, or use a group policy setting to force a specific printer to be the default? Is this something set up in the default user profile?