Distribute REG_BINARY registry settings using group policy ADM template
Posted on 2012-03-16
My company uses printers that need authentication info (department codes) entered into the drivers in order for users to print. That info gets stored in the local registry under HKCU.
Rather than have to manually set this on every computer, I want to come up with some method to automate it based on the user's department (each dept has a different code). I tried to use a group policy ADM template but they don't seem to support REG_BINARY settings, which is the type of key that the password needs to be.
I know I could use a login script, but the issue there is that our remote users wouldn't run it since they don't connect to our network until after they've already logged in and established a VPN connection. Their PCs would periodically poll for GP updates so the remote users do get group policies, but they don't run login scripts.
Any suggestions on how I can get reg_binary (hex) data to PCs using a group policy?