Solved

Force default printer in terminal services 2003

Posted on 2012-03-29
3
391 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-19
Hi
I run several programs from a terminal services server based on windows 2003 standard sp2

I have the problem where by each individual user logs in and they all have the same default printer (printer1)

Is there any way user 1 can have printer 1 and user 2 can have printer 2 and user 3 can have printer 3 as default.

I have tried to change at a user level every time I log in but once the user logs out and then back in again it has once again defaulted to whatever the default is when you log on locally to the machine.
0
Comment
Question by:RPUKsupport
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:joyofsharing
ID: 37781764
Dear RPUKsupport,

I hope this helps you.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911913


Kindly keep us posted.


joyofsharing ( ^ _ ^ )
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Cláudio Rodrigues earned 500 total points
ID: 37781974
If you know which printers you want to assign to each user this is just a matter of writing a small script to do it.
Couple links for you:

http://www.intelliadmin.com/index.php/2007/08/set-default-printer-from-a-script/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263226

Cláudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP - RDS
Citrix CTP
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Coralon
ID: 37789410
I had a similar problem before, and I went the route that Cláudio suggests.

I wrote a set of Winbatch scripts - 1 to record the name of the printer HKCU when the user logged out, and one to read that key back in at login, and reset that printer as the default.  I had the recording script set to 'sanitize' the names to avoid issues with the client name or other misc. stuff getting stored with the printer name.

Coralon
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

At the beginning of the year, the IT world was taken hostage by the shareholders of LogMeIn. Their free product, which had been free for ten years, all of the sudden became a "pay" product. Now, I am the first person who will say that software maker…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question