Use group policy (or SMS/SCCM) to push local virtual printer settings..
Posted on 2009-05-18
I am trying to determine if and how I can push local virtual printer settings via group policy (or SMS/SCCM).
To elaborate, we have just upgraded our imaging solution to the latest release. This required an uninstall and re-install of the local client side application. Part of the client side app is a proprietary virtual printer (like Adobe Acrobat or Tiff Image Printer). The printer is defaulting to black and white images where we need the images generated to be in color. Currently we have to manually go to each work staion, navigate to "Printers and Faxes", find the printer, then modify the printer properties.
We would like to force the virtual printer preferences on all of our user's workstations to default to color printing through a remote mechanism such as group policy (or SMS/SCCM). We have tried to read up on how to go about it but the only articles we have found address using group policy to push network printers not locally attached printer. Has anyone ever attempted to push similar local printer settings?