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VBScript for deploying printer is not working for Windows Vista machines

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VBscript for deploying shared printer is not working for Windows Vista.

It was perfectly working for current machines which are running in Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional.

I use two newly purchased machines come with pre-loaded Windows Vista Business. Two machines are successfully joined domain. However, it was no printer deployed through GPO.

Any idea?
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Question by:chekfu
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by:gvlob
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Can you show us your script?
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by:chekfu
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Here you go:

Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork, Printer1, Printer2, Printer3, Printer4

Printer1 = "\\server01\PRN001"
Printer2 = "\\server01\PRN002"
Printer3 = "\\server01\PRN004"
Printer4 = "\\server01\PRN005"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection Printer1
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection Printer2
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection Printer3
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection Printer4
WScript.Quit
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jd2066 earned 500 total points
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I did a Google search for "Vista WScript.Network" and found the following page http://www.developersdex.com/asp/message.asp?p=593&r=5431945&page=2
So it would appear then this will happen if the user logging in has Administrator Privileges . The problem being that the script runs elevated and the user's desktop with printer connections runs non-elevated so the script fails to work.
If that is your problem you can use a script on that page to workaround this or remove the Administrator Privileges from the account.
Justin
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by:chekfu
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I see. There is total solution. This issue is also occured to mapping drives script.

Thanks for info.
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