Issue with network printer install via GPO

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-07-23
Hi All,
I am trying to map network printers via GPO. I am doing this under the computer config> Windows settings>Start up script. I can't do it via  User Config> Windows Settings> logon Script, due to theses being Kiosks, we have the users so locked down.

The script sort of works. I have about 10 printers in the startup script and only one or two will map. Below is the batchfile used in the startup script.
Batch file:
rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /ga /u /n\\ServerName\Printer1
rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /ga /u /n\\ServerName\Printer2
rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /ga /u /n\\ServerName\Printer3
and so on...
Any ideas on why it will only map two printers at startup? What's weird is every once in a while a third and fourth printer will install. Could it be that the Auto Logon GPO logs the user on before the Startup script can map all the printers?
Below is the GPRESULTS if you would like to take a look.
Thanks in advance.
Question by:07vette

    Author Comment

    Sorry posted the wrong GPResult. Attached is the correct GPresult. gpo2.txt

    Accepted Solution

    I did a work around that seems to work. Instead of creating one big bat with all the printers installed I broke the printers across several .bats. If anyone else knows a better way let me know. I really dont like my solution. I will keep this open for a week or so. If no one replies back I will assume this is the best solution.
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    Expert Comment

    If using a .bat file, put a pause at the end (and remove any '@echo off' statements) to see if it will leave the errors on screen.....

    Any reason you are not using GPP for printer deployment?

    Author Comment

    The print server is W2k3 and not W2k3 R2, so I cant add printers from the GP. I wanted to install R2, but there is SOOOOO much red tape in order for me to get that approved.

    Author Closing Comment

    No other solutions provided. My work around works.

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