adding network printers with a logon script

Posted on 2008-09-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
If I use a logon script on a OU where the user is in the network printer is added ok. But when I try to do the same on the OU where the computer is in , it does not work.
Why not ??
Question by:dekempeneer
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Expert Comment

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How are you running the script, in the computer portion of the GPO or the User?

Author Comment

ID: 22605957
In the user configuration as in the computerportion there is no logon, only startup or should I use the startup script?

Expert Comment

ID: 22614888
If you've set it in the User portion, and you assign it to a computer OU it's not going to run.  If you want it to run on this machine you can use the loopback policy in Merge mode, and then it will merge the User portion of this policy with anything already assigned against the users OU.

Author Comment

ID: 22622224
I did not quite understand that.
I did however test it by putting the script in the startupscript of the computer configuration, but then the printer is not being added.

Accepted Solution

Sinder255248 earned 250 total points
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Create the policy as you would normally with the logon script in the User Configuration portion of the GPO.  Make this change:

Computer Config\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

Set "User Group Policy Loopback Processing Mode" to Enable in MERGE Mode

Then assign this policy to the Computer OU and let me know if it works.


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