Why does the default printer setting disappear on my Server?

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a 2003 Server.  When a user logs onto the Server itself (seems to be every morning) there is no printer set as the default.  I set the Hp Laserjet 5M as the default printer and everything is good.  When they come in, in the morning not only is the HP Laserjet 5M not the default but NONE of the printers in the printer list are set as default.  What the heck?
Question by:PCGalOfCal
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    Accepted Solution

    Double check and make sure you do not have a login script or a GPO that deploys printers and part of that process it clears out any existing printers, but the deploy part is not working.
    Check the event log application/system to see what is going on.

    Author Comment

    No GPO's except the default Domain Policy which hasn't been modified.  No scripts either.  Not much in event viewer either.  
    LVL 76

    Expert Comment

    Run gpresult or using GPMC Group policy Results wizard to see what is causing the reset of the system that the printer is kicked out.

    Author Comment

    I'm going to change the default printer from the HP Laserjet 5M (old work horse) to another printer.  I want to see if the problem still happens when the default printer isn't this old HP.  I have a feeling it might be an issue specific to the networked HP Laserjet 5M.  I won't know now until sometime next week.

    Author Comment

    I ran the results wizard in GPMC and I don't see anything related to printers at all.  It's pretty basic settings.

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