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Adding an ip printer to 25 users

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I have an hp color laserjet, not sure at the moment what model.  The company uses IP printing, and the users are locked out of adding a local printer/tcp-ip port.  I either have use a run-as or sign into the admin account to add the printer.  Can any one think of a way to quickly add this printer to 25 users.  

All computers can be controlled remotely, they all can be controlled by the Altiris software.
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You could add the following to a login script if your users are setup on a domain
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n "\\Server\printersharename"
Then you can just install the printer on the server and share it out.
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IP PRINTING though
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could you clarify what you mean by IP Printing, please?  Standard print queues use TCP/IP, so jenkinsme's answer is correct?

One alternative if you're not using a proper print server would be to have one user local to the PC set up a "normal" connection to the printer, and then to Share this.  

Then, the other users could connect to it using Start.. Run.. \\HisPCname\PrinterShareName

the link above can be emailed to users too, and they should just need to click on it to install it.

It's a bit of a horrible solution though, as if his pc is off/down, then so is the printing... but hey, that's why we have print servers!

hth, Danny
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ok by ip printing I mean: Go to add a printer,  choose local printer, create new port, standard TCP/ip port. Then punch in the ip address of the jetdirect/printer, give it a driver and bam its done.  That is how printing is setup at this company.  

We have yet to get a print server up, and if I just shared someones printer out , there is the issue that the computer sharing it will be turned off .  
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Where without a whole lot of windows scripting that is not going to be possible and even with some scripting it would take some time because most likely the users would not have the permissions on the local machines to run the script. If you have a dedicated "server" then share the printer from that machine it would have the longest uptime.
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