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Automatically add printers based on Active Directory "Location" tag

I am looking for a way to automatically add all printers with a certain "location" tag published in AD in a login script, so that whenever a new user logs in all the printers for their department are added to their printer list, and I don't have to manually update my script every time a printer is added, removed, renamed, or moved. What's the best way to go about this? Ideally this would be a VBScript or something similar but I am open to commercial suggestions as well.
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rpassero
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Mike KlineCommented:
What I'd suggest is looking into group policy preferences, the GP team had a good blog about printers
http://blogs.technet.com/grouppolicy/archive/2009/06/24/gp-preferences-set-a-default-printer.aspx
you just need at least one Vista or one 2008 box to have GPP available.   You can do a lot of things with item level targeting.  I'll try to post screen shots later
Thanks
Mike
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tallaforniaCommented:
If you have a Win2003 R2 server it would be worth looking at Microsoft Print Management.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50141
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