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In the printing prefences of a network printer there are some properties (locked job type, User ID, Psw, user code) and I would like to change for all my users in the domain... Most of them must be unique for each user...

The network printer exists in a Win2008R2 print server...

Can I use the print server administration in order to set the properties and propagate them to each user ?

If not, can I do it through group policy or script?

Please advice...

Thank you
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Question by:agorts
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by:Chev_PCN
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If each user requires unique settings, then there's no way you can automate this via GPO.
If you want to use a script, you'd have to write one for each user.
If you have a limited number of users, then you could set up multiple print queues, each with different settings, point them all to the same printer, and then allocate users to print queues depending on their settings requirement.
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by:agorts
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If I have diff print queues how can I propagate the settings to each user???
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The users pick up the settings from the server print queues.
e.g if you have 40 users that use one multifunction printer.
20 users that need duplex, 20 that need full functions, and 10 that need restriction to black & white print only.
You would need to set up 3 print queues with the specific settings, set permissions on those queues, and point the specific users to the queues with the functionality or lockdown that is needed.
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I will check it...

Thank you
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