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Pushing out printer settings over a network

Posted on 2010-09-15
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We are moving 40 lap-tops into a production environment and each lap-top will have a local identical printer attached via USB.

Is there a way to push out these setting over the domain I would rather not walk around 40 machines.
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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What I would recommend is the following...
- Create a shared directory (share and ntfs everyone read permissions)
- Put the printer drive in this directory
- Create a BATCH file that points to this directory and installs the driver
- Once you have your batch file created, open gpmc.msc
- Create a new GPO, startup script
- Point to the batch file you have just created
- Apply the security filter and scope of the computers you want to have this drive installed
- Link your new policy to the OU where your computers are located

This will then install the driver on the machines in questions. Once the driver has been installed all the users will need to do is plug-in the USB printer and it will connect and be able to print.

Hope this helps~!
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by:DHPBilcare
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Thanks for that.  

I'm not the best with writing scripts.  Can you suggest how I construct the BAT file?
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