I have a situation where we are moving out print/application servers to a collocation facility. When this happens the all printers will be removed from the servers as we cannot print over the VPN tunnel due to latency concerns. My boss wants me to set up each local machine to print directly to a network printer. I would like to be able to leverage batch files, vb scripts, or GPO's to simplify my task and to avoid having to manually touch each machine.
My vision is to have a script that would allow me to store the printer driver files on the file server in the collocation facility and leverage a script that references the UNC path to the drivers as it creates a local printer on each workstation. The script would create the local printer using the TCP/IP address of the network printer.
Does anyone have any ideas?