Group Policy, how can i set default printer per user

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
HI All,

2003 SBS SP1
Total Citrix Environment - in one location
4 Sites

How can i set the default printer per user, i have found how to do it for computers however this is not useful as all the computers (citrix) are in a central locatin and all users in the 4 orbiting sites.

Need to set per user.
Users are in site/office OUs.

Question by:gareth629
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    Accepted Solution

    Windows SBS 2003 does not support assigning printers to users.  :-(

    Take a look into SBS R2 for further help.

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    Expert Comment

    Hi gareth629,

    you can do what is required via scripts but as for advice on how to! im stumped, check Brians links for more user friendly options!
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    Assisted Solution

    here is ref from

    '========== printer.vbs==============
    Option Explicit
    Dim objNetwork, strUNCPrinter
    strUNCPrinter = "\\<Computerserver>\<PrinterSharedName>"
    Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strUNCPrinter

    ' Here is where we set the default printer to strUNCPrinter
    objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter strUNCPrinter
    ' WScript.Echo "Check the Printers folder for : " & strUNCPrinter



    save it as printer.vbs then Enable the script at Group Policy : users configuration --> Windows Settings --> Scripts --> Logon --> printer.vbs

    Hope this help



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