Solved

Problem With a Startup Script in SBS 2003 Domand

Posted on 2009-07-01
3
589 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I need to install a pair of printers on the client computers in an SBS 2003 domain.  I've implemented a GPO that appears to be running.  I see "running startup scripts.." on the client as it's starting up and a WScript.Echo Cstr in the vbs script echos on the client screen.  However, the printers aren't installed.

Using My Network Places and going to the SYSVOL\VOLGROUP.LOCAL\POLICIES\{....}\MACHINE\SCRIPTS\STARTUP\ folder and double-click on the script, the printers are installed.

Is there something obvious that I'm not doing?
'  VBScript to map two printers from \\AARP
'  One printer set to default based upon name of computer
'--------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
'On Error Resume Next
'
Dim objShell
Dim regComputerName, strComputerName, intNumber
Dim multiPrinter, UNCpath1, UNCpath2
'
' First get computer name
'
regComputerName = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control" &_
	"\ComputerName\ComputerName\ComputerName"
 
Set objShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell")
strComputerName = objShell.RegRead( regComputerName)
'
' Now get computer number based on last two characters of name, ie AARP02 -> 2
'
intNumber = CInt(Right(strComputerName,2))
'
' Now add printers to computer
'
UNCpath1 = "\\AARP\Kyocera1"
UNCpath2 = "\\AARP\Kyocera2"
Set multiPrinter = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 
multiPrinter.AddWindowsPrinterConnection UNCpath1
multiPrinter.AddWindowsPrinterConnection UNCpath2
'
' Now set default printer
'
If intNumber MOD 2 = 0 Then
	multiPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter "\\AARP\Kyocera2"
Else
	multiPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter "\\AARP\Kyocera1"
End If
'
'WScript.Echo Cstr( intNumber)  ' use this to test running of script
WScript.Echo Cstr( UNCpath1)  ' use this to test running of script
WScript.Quit

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:767WuLiMaster
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
tojo2k earned 500 total points
ID: 24759555
You said this is a startup script, right?  If you want the printers to show up for users, you should put that in a logon script instead.  Printer connections are attached to the user profile, and the user profile hasn't been loaded yet at the time that your script is running.  Chances are the printers have been installed to the Local System profile.
0
 

Author Comment

by:767WuLiMaster
ID: 24759813
Changing to a logon script didn't help.  Still no printers installed.  Now no evidence that the script even ran.  I see no pop-up window with the WScript.Echo text.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:767WuLiMaster
ID: 31599002
Cockpit error on my part implementing the logon script.  All working fine now. Tnx
0

Featured Post

Secure Your Active Directory - April 20, 2017

Active Directory plays a critical role in your company’s IT infrastructure and keeping it secure in today’s hacker-infested world is a must.
Microsoft published 300+ pages of guidance, but who has the time, money, and resources to implement? Register now to find an easier way.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is the result of a quest to better understand Task Scheduler 2.0 and all the newer objects available in vbscript in this version over  the limited options we had scripting in Task Scheduler 1.0.  As I started my journey of knowledge I f…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question