[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Random defult printer changing

Posted on 2007-12-05
5
Medium Priority
?
199 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
We have a win 2000 an XP network and randomly the default printer will change to another printer. I dont know why this is happening. any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:level9tech
5 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
michko earned 2000 total points
ID: 20415254
This utility will set the default printer for you, and keep it set.  It's helped me in those times where the printer changes for no observable reason.
http://www.thirdring.net/setdefaultprinter/download.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:level9tech
ID: 20415446
Humm.. I don't know if I can go installing random software but if all else fails this will do
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:michko
ID: 20415661
I've used it on workstations on our network with no issues.  It is not ad/spyware or a virus.
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 20418188
you can also try running sfc /scannow from the run box
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 20426469
> We have a win 2000 an XP network

do you mean a small network with only W2K and XP computers?

> randomly the default printer will change to another printer

do you mean it may happen on every computer on the network?
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Improve your customer journey

A positive customer journey is important in attracting and retaining business. To improve this experience, you can use Google Maps APIs to increase checkout conversions, boost user engagement, and optimize order fulfillment. Learn how in this webinar presented by Dito.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
Measuring Server's processing rate with a simple powershell command. The differences in processing rate also was recorded in different use-cases, when a server in free and busy states.
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …
In a question here at Experts Exchange (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29062564/Adobe-acrobat-reader-DC.html), a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat produ…

612 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question