Deploying printers using con2prt with Server 2008 / Vista / 7
Posted on 2009-05-11
We have been using the con2prt.exe tool succesfully in our login script for over years now.
Now with the new server 2008, Vista and 7 generation, this tool won't do it anymore.
With Vista it runs very slow. With 7 RC1 the question pops up if you trust this printer and if so you can run the install after a administrator login.
We have been testing the server 2008 option to deploy the printer with group policy in Vista and 7. But this doesn't work, the printers don't appear unless you first install the printer drivers manually as administrator. We tried through GPO Preferences/Control Panel Settings/Printers. But the same thing happens here, the printers don't appear unless you first install the printer drivers manually as administrator.
This is not a fine way for deploying the printers. Does anybody have the golden tip on how to solve this, without having to ad a runas /user:administrator command with a password into the login script?