Solved

Multiple print servers

Posted on 2013-05-15
2
221 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-23
We are migrating from one print server to another on a smaller network. I have migrated the print drivers using the migration tool to the new server.  I'm running server 2008 R2 with about 40 clients and 8 printers where some printers are only used by certain people.

1. Is there any way, other than group policy, to redirect the clients to the new server ? And how do I match up which printers with which people who are authorized to  use them?

2. On the clients, when you click "Add Printer" and it comes up with the network list, how do you configure where that list is populated from, ie which print server the client looks to to populate?

Scott
0
Comment
Question by:scott190
2 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:pjam
ID: 39169046
I have found it easier to use Explorer and do a \\printserver.domain.net\ and the select the printer from the options.  OPur network has hundreds of printers so the add printer can be tedious.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Hypercat (Deb) earned 400 total points
ID: 39169370
You can use the Print Management console in conjunction with group policies (it integrates seamlessly) to deploy the printers.  You would want to create different OUs or at least security groups in AD so that you can control which printers are deployed to different sets of users.

Here's a tech article about printer deployment:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753109(v=WS.10).aspx
0

Featured Post

The problems with reply email signatures

Do you wish that you could place an email signature under a reply? Well, unfortunately, you can't. That great Exchange/Office 365 signature you've created will just appear at the bottom of an email chain. What a pain! Is there really no way to solve this? Well, there might be...

Join & Write a Comment

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…

746 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now