Deploying printers group policy server 2003 and server 2008

iNc0g used Ask the Experts™

Print server = Server 2008 R2
DC01 = Server 2003 R2

The DC01 does not have the Print server role since the Print server already has it.
I need to find the Pushprinterconnections.exe file and add it to the Login/Start up script
Should I add the Print server role to the DC01 server in order to deploy printers via GPO or can I do it all on the print server ?
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®

Ya you can add the print server role on DC01 as the GPO is being pushed from that server.
You only need to have the printer server role on one server in your network.

To deploy via GPO you need to set up a GPO called for instance 'GPO_PrintGroup1' filter it for a group for the people you want to be part of this printer deployment (maybe DL_UserPrintGroup1)

you will need to add pushprinterconnections.exe to the login script if your using XP, Vista, 7 and 2008 all have it built in i think.

To actually have the printers added to the GPO you have to go onto the print server and select the printer, deploy using Group policy and chose the GPO


1) pushprinterconnections.exe - where can I find it ?
2) If the Server 2008 already has the Printer server role since this is the print server, do I need to add the same role also to the DC01 (server 2003) in order for the GPO to work or not ?
1) It can be found in C:\Windows\System32 on the print server

2) you wont have to no


1) Can't find it, it's not there.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial