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Printer redirection using Windows 2008 Group Policy

I have a situation where I am migrating from a Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2008 server.  The 2008 server is already in place and joined to the domain and is also a DC for the domain.  There are a number of shared printers on the 2003 server that is getting replaced, I have already created those printers and shared them on the 2008 server.

My question is, can I use group policy to change all the network printers on the workstations to point to the new 2008 printer shares rather than the current 2003 printer shares ??  If so, does anyone know of an artical explaining how to do this ??   The workstations are a mix of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 32 bit.

Thanks for any help.
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The easiest method for you is to use VBScript as that is available on all the platforms mentioned.  If you wanted to use GPP you would need to get the Client Side Extensions installed on the XP and Vista machines.

My login script FAQ has all the code you need to do this.  http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=5798
optionpcAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions, I will take a look at them and see which one will work best for our situation.
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