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Printer assigned via user node GPPE keeps clearing Printer Properties set by users

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I have a Windows 2008R2 domain with several hundred Windows XP clients.

I use Group Policy Preference Extensions to assign shared printers to users. The shared printers are on a Window 2008 server running Print Manager.

One of my printers is a Ricoh MP7001 Copier/Printer. Users require a valid access code in order to send print jobs to this printer. They can set their valid access code by right-clicking on the printer in "Printers and Faxes" and selecting Printing Preferences -->Valid Access-->User Code field.

The problem is that every time the group policy refreshes,  it clears the User Code field from the Printing Preferences -->Valid Access dialog. This makes assigning this printer via group policies unusable.

How can I prevent a group policy refresh from resetting this value for each user?

Thanks

Dave
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Looks like people have looked at this already.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_27302806.html

http://www.copytechnet.com/forums/ricoh-savin-gestetner/66119-what-best-way-set-up-pin-code-access.html

Maybe it'll be better to use a logon script for this. With the script checking if the printer is there already or not, and if it is to just exit the script without doing anything. That way that connection doesn't get messed with if it already exist, but will create a new printer if it doesn't.
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I ended up setting a system environment variable on the client desktops that let me identify which printer to assign and use a system login script to assign the printer. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the help
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