Deploying Printers by Department using GPO

Hi guys,

OK, I’m assuming the way this works is. You create a OU for each department and then create a GPO for it. Then ??? do you need to set anything in the GPO or is it just a place holder against the OU, used to then define the printer in the “Deploy With Group Policy” dialogue.

If so… why not just be able to deploy printers against OUs and save yourself a heap of hassle????

Or am I completely wrong about the whole thing lol

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Felix LevenSenior System and DatabaseadministratorCommented:
Vista or higher client + 2008 server or higher

1. You create a OU for each department and then create a GPO for it.
2. Add printer(s) you want to connect to the GPO
3. By default all PC and Users located in the OU will be affected by the GPO bound to the OU (authenticated user)

Additional steps for XP clients needed.

I suggest for more complex situations (many different users,groups need to get different printers) to use a logon script.


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