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Printer prefrences dynamic update

we have  Konica Minolta MFP machines -hosted on MS 2003 print server -The issue is changes in server ( print prefrences ) is not reflected on client machines .we want  to make default setting to B&W -we did this on server but clients does not get it dynamically -only if you reconnect the printer on local machine .Also ,once you make any change on client side ,needless to say it remains so  
.I have tried some scripts sucsucefully at login --they do the job to reconnect but that is not acsceptable here - Everthing on Printer server is checked  My qs is
-Is it a default behaviour of prin drivers they does not update client machines of any change?
-How can we force all settings thorugh server dynamically  ? through GPO ,new print server technology -third party printer solut
Thanks


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davy999Commented:
Try another driver
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Riz22Author Commented:
Thanks - Been tried -same results
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davy999Commented:
I had similar problerm with a xerox mfp we found out that there was an error with the driver
could be worth talking to minolta.
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Riz22Author Commented:
thanks again -all communication with vendor is exhausted -did not help
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CincyItSolutionsCommented:
Have you tried making the changes in Print Defaults along with Print Preferences? Print Defaults is located under the advanced tab.
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Riz22Author Commented:
yes -done on both
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yelbaglfCommented:
We actually had a similar problem.  The issue is that 'Printing Defaults' should pull from the server, but 'Printing Preferences' are user specific.  What I did is create a logon script that adds the reg key where these values are stored.  So on a machine I set up the printers exactly how I wanted them, and then I exported the keys below.  Then I just added them to our logon script.  Now all users get the settings, regardless.  

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevModePerUser
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\DevModes2
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Riz22Author Commented:
thanks yelbaqlf

could you elobrate on solution -step by step -appreciate
one my machie i did not find anything in thease registestry values
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yelbaglfCommented:
You'll log into a machine, and add the printers, as needed.  Once they are added, you'll set the 'Printing Preferences' to your liking.  Then, you export the registry keys, which will have the customized 'Printing Preferences' inside.  Then you can either use group policy or a login script.  Here is how to export a registry key:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781982(WS.10).aspx

The summarized steps for using group policy or a .reg file can be found here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_2003_Active_Directory/Q_22997398.html


If you'd like to use a login script to run the .reg files, you can try something like this, which is what we use in our environment.

Set WshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "REGEDIT.EXE /S \\Server\share\DevModePerUser.reg",0,True
WshShell.Run "REGEDIT.EXE /S \\Server\share\DevModes2.reg",0,True

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As you'll notice, both solutions will use an exported .reg file.  It's just a matter of preference and what makes sense for you and your environment, as to which method you use to deploy the files. (GPO or Login Script)

Work through this the best you can, and if you need more details, I can certainly help you along the way.
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Riz22Author Commented:
thanks
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yelbaglfCommented:
You're most welcome!
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