Urgent Printer Setup?

Posted on 2009-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We have been using a windows 2003 server and we are migrating to 2008 server.  we have been using a combination of ifmember and con2prt to automatically setup about 100 printers when a user logs on.  Is there an easier way with 2008 server and group policy? we already have users in the groups they need to be in so we would prefer it to be group dependant... I am not even sure if this is going to work with 2008 anymore...

\\DOM-fs01\netlogon\ifmember "DOM\NSEast02"
if errorlevel 1 goto NSEast02
\\DOM-fs01\netlogon\con2prt /c \\DOM-fs01\NSEast02

\\DOM-fs01\netlogon\ifmember "DOM\NSLL02"
if errorlevel 1 goto NSLL02
\\DOM-fs01\netlogon\con2prt /c \\DOM-fs01\NSLL02
Question by:mrsam3
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    I am not a script man, but 2008 server has an option to deploy printers through printer management utility. It creates the GPO for you. It's pretty cool.

    I think you have to add this as a service. Once done, go to the MMC console and add printer management snapin to your MMC console. Then, you can elect to deploy printers. This option will go out and find the universal print drivers for your windows vista, xp, 2003 server and 2008 server computers and download those drivers. It really is a sweet deal.


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