Mapping printers via logon script Windows 2003 Server: school environment
Posted on 2006-05-23
I work in a school environment and am searching for a solution concerning printer mappings in our schoolnetwork. Network is a mixed environment of a windows2003 standard DC, winXP-prof clients, Win2K clients and win98 clients. DC/Server is set up as a file server: based on logon a pupil or teacher gets access to his/her files on the shared directory on the server. I should point out that I can't use any profiles, since the clients are all strictly secured locally. (a user works on a cached version of the OS and other software, the clients are restored fully and automatically after powerup).
At logon a .bat-script is executed that maps the correct user-folder for the user in explorer. Now I would like to extend the script with appropriate printer mappings... (The printers are all shared local printers, not genuine LAN printers.)
Ideally the printers should be mapped based on the fysical location of the client computer, since the pupils use different computers in different classrooms depending on subject. I don't know wether that is possible or not... So e.g. I logon on a client pc in a science classroom and get the science-classroom-printer mapped. Would be nice....