Deployed printer using group policy / printer management won't set as default
Posted on 2012-08-31
We are a school environment and have this year started deploying printers via group policy. We have a 2008 R2 server that we use as a print server and use Print Managment to deploy the printers to OU's.
The problem is.... for example.... we have a computer lab that when newly imaged have zero printers... I'm pushing a printer to these machines with Print Management and they install just fine.. however, they aren't set as default (no green check). You can manually do this and everything is ok but that would require too much work on the students behalf therefore I must find a solution.
If no default printer is selected and you try to print from Excel, Word, etc. etc. if throws a strange error and THEN gives you a list of printers (in this case 1) to choose from.
Is there anyway I can force that one and only printer being deployed to these machines to be the default?
Thanks in advance