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Posted on 2009-07-01
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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

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