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Using Group Policies to Control Printers in Active Directory

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Hi,

I'm attempting to push out printers in an OU using Group Policy in AD, and was referencing this article:  Using Group Policies to Control Printers in Active Directory  It tells you what your options are, but it's still somewhat vague.  Which setting(s) is it that I actually need to configure and how do they need to be configured in order to install the printers when users logon?

Thanks,
RP
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That article is about settings that were around back to Windows 2000, they were used to configure settings not to push/install printers.  Back then people would use login scripts for that sort of thing.

I noted you have 2008 listed.  Do you have at least one 2008/7/Vista box on your network if you do you can use group policy preferences to deploy printers   http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/06/24/gp-preferences-set-a-default-printer.aspx

Great overview of GPP here   http://www.gpoguy.com/Portals/0/Group%20Policy%20Preferences%20Overview.pdf

Thanks

Mike
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Can you include a link to the document you are using?

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Thank you mkline71 .  The domain is presently running in Windows 2003 Native mode with a single Win2k8 Domain Controller.  I will start reading those links over and see what I can find.  

DrUltima:
This is the link KB article I was referring to originally in my 1st post:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234270

 
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