Default printer keeps changing

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I have 2008R2 Terminal Server. As Administrator I setup a default printer, but when I login as user, it's pointing to other printer as a default one. And then, login as user I point a printer as default printer, when I log off and log back in, the default printer changed to other printer, randomly.
Any suggestion how to make a default printer stick to the same printer?
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Top Expert 2007
Commented:
I've kept this handly little utility around for quite some time now. It sets the default printer - and keeps it there.  Hope it helps.
http://www.thirdring.net/software_setdefaultprinter.htm

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Thanks for the link.

A couple of points  

Sorry, I got the system wrong - it's actually Windows 2003 running Terminal Services. Does that make a difference? Have you tested your app in Terminal Services environments?

Can this not be done with Windows configuration without a third-party utility? It's a pretty fundamental need?

You can check out its config by:
Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Printer Redirection", Redirect only the default client printer

To completely disable client printer redirection, check the following policy:
Do not allow client printer redirection.
For more information:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2007/05/03/introducing-terminal-services-easy-print-part-2.aspx
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Yes, i've used it in Terminal Service applications, and it has worked (so far) there.

You can do it through Windows (as tinh20012002 shows), however as you probably know open Word or some other application, accidentally hit Apply while printing or in configuration, and voila!, Windows has changed the default printer again.

I've always found the third party app easier in the long run, just my preference.

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Thanks for all the leads. Let me check.

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