Local USB printer won't stay as default
Posted on 2009-07-09
I have looked for this issue but cannot find anything that quite fits. I have a Windows 2003 SBS domain user running XP SP3 who has 3 network printers and 1 HP3005 Laserjet. The laserjet is connected by a USB cable. The default printer changes to one of the network printers on every cold boot.
I have so far changed to another 6' usb cable, changed to Parallel cable and this has happened on two different systems. This just started to happen after another USB HP3005 printer was added to another computer on the domain. Neither of these printers are shared. I think that is a coincidence myself but after giving the first user a new pc and having the problem occur again, I don't know what to think.
I saw the scripts and batch files out there but unless I just don't understand correctly, they are for network printers, not locally attached devices. Is this true?
I cannot find anything on HP's website or the manual that someone gave a link to in another question.
Any help would be most appreciated.