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Posted on 2009-05-13
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Does anybody know how to connect to a shared printer and not have the "on ComputerName" appear as part of the printer name?

I want AD Deployed Printers to display in the Printer and Faxes list like this example:
Name:                              Comments:                              Location:
HP1234                             Used for whatever                 Floor 1 - Room 3
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by:marsilies
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Right-click on the printer and select "Rename." Then rename it to whatever you want.
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by:marsilies
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Also, if you want to add name, comment, and location all at once:

Right click on printer and choose "Properties".

Under the "General" Tab:

The field next to the Printer icon is the name. Below it are the comment and location fields. Change the name and add comment and location. Click OK.
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by:Krompton
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Thought about that but it is deployed using GPO (Server 2008) so that isn't an option as far as I know.
Unless I missed something?
Krompton
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by:marsilies
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It doesn't look like you can change the name with GPO. You can, however, remove the current printer and then re-add it with a corrected name with GPO.

Per:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_24029409.html
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by:Krompton
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I will examine this a bit closer tomorrow but I don't think renaming it will fix the issue. The name is fine. I just want to lose the on XYZ after the name. As if it was a local printer just with a TCI/IP port.

Krompton
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marsilies earned 500 total points
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The "on XYZ" is part of the name, not after it. The default name for a shared printer is "Printer Brand & Model on XYZ". When you first set the printer up, you should be able to change to default name to something else.
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by:Krompton
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It appears that the result I was after may not be possible. Thank you for your effort though.
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