Pushing a defaut printer per value of custom attribute

If in AD I were to set a value of a custom attribute to the name of the four floor quadrants, would there be a way to have a script check this value and then push a particular default printer via a policy?

If yes, how would this be accomplished?
gunscheeAsked:
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Adam BrownConnect With a Mentor Sr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
You can assign printers easily using Group Policy Preferences in Windows 2008. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892%28WS.10%29.aspx has info. If you don't have Windows 2008 but have Windows 7 machines on your network you can still make use of this functionality by installing the Windows 2008 RSAT on a Windows 7 computer and creating group policies ion that computer.

At any rate, Item Level Targeting in GPP will allow you to assign printers based on any number of factors. It *is* possible to target specific attributes stored in AD, but you have to use an LDAP query to do so, which is kinda tricky. A better solution would be to create a group for each floor quadrant and place the necessary users in that group, then use Targeting to deploy the printers for each group.
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
i can not understand .. explain more
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edster9999Connect With a Mentor Commented:
An easy way to do this - and one which allows users to change printers (by you moving their groups etc) is to add an AD group for every printer

PRN-1A-COLOUR
PRN-1A-BW
PRN-2D-....etc tec

Have a look at :
http://www.google.com/search?q=mapping+printer+from+ad+group
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gunscheeAuthor Commented:
jordannet:  Sorry for the confusion.  Basically I want everyone to be assigned to a default printer based on their floor quadrant, which I thought could be stored in AD as a custom attribute, and somehow a policy/script could use this value and push the respective default printer per that person's quadrant value.
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gunscheeAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.  Great info.
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